Monday, March 8, 2010

Back in the Day Bakery, Savannah

I really should have titled this post, "BEWARE the eerie cell phone pics!!!" Consider it so titled.

Anyway... a story for you.

Last week three young, attractive, meeting-weary composition instructors found themselves loosed on the sidewalks of Savannah. After working off a comforting Irish pub lunch with some disheartening window shopping, the girls needed some sweet. Insert a smart phone, a rainbow costume, a parking citation, one boyfriend on a bike, and a set of keys locked in a trunk, and cupcakes were the only logical fix.

With a little help from that smart phone, the girls made their way across town to Back in the Day Bakery. There they were greeted by another trio of ladies sporting skirts and aprons and offering cupcakes, breads, sandwiches, and all manner of hot and cold beverages.

The take? Red velvet and cappuccino (not pictured), Chocolate Heaven and hot chocolate, and Milk Chocolate and milk.

One of our ladies realized too late that the combination of a Chocolate Heaven cupcake and a poured version of the same was far too sweet an undertaking. Another left behind her milk chocolate icing when not even a full glass of milk could balance the sugar.

Our third miss powered through her red flavored (eh...) cupcake by taking frequent breaks and long sips of her piping hot cappuccino.

Though perhaps unprepared for the magnitude at which their call for sugar would be met, the girls left Back in the Day feeling full, contented, and slightly buzzed. A good time was had by all.

Moral of the story: Be careful what you wish for. But... if you wish for a sweet, all-American, buttercreamed cupcake... and you're in Savannah... go to Back in the Day Bakery. The ambience, friendly service, and tasty treats will not disappoint. For the record... the rosemary focaccia is excellent for cutting the sweet, so I have to assume their savory sandwiches are equally good.

Oh, and keep an eye open for Paula too. She's got to be around there somewhere...


Kate said...

As I was reading I was asking myself "why didn't I think to get hot chocolate with my cupcakes?" and then I kept reading and remembered why it was a bad plan.

I'm not convinced. I also haven't been to a cupcake place in a long time. That should change, asap.

Evan said...

I'm going to make the not too big of a leap that you were the one with red velvet.

cookingnerd said...

Reading this makes me want to not be in Statesboro today. Thanks Amanda.

Amanda said...

Get thee to a cupcakery, Kate!

And, yes, Evan, you know I can power through an offensive amount of sugar.

Cookingnerd: We'd probably feel the same way reading anything. By the way... good luck getting me off Will's couch once I get on it. SAV is my new "friend."

Anonymous said...

I've been dreaming about that bread. But I've got to honestly say that Amanda's cupcakes are much much better than the cupcakes we got there. We totally need cute aprons and a table at the Farmers' Market!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Omg the website for that bakery is adorable. I saw the lady from there on Paula's show one time! :)