In honor of my “first” 29th birthday (I think I’ll just stay 29), one of my dear friends surprised me with a dozen beautiful cupcakes. Salty Carmella, Peanut Butter Kiss, French Vanilla Ooh La La, Chocolate Obsession, Red Velvet…. Good lord. I’m salivating again. Where did she get these decadent creations? I had to ask. Cupcake A La Mode, a Kansas City-based “boutique style” cupcake café. These lovely, DELICIOUS gourmet cupcakes are truly the ideal birthday treat. Now, I apologize for my brevity, but champagne and sweets await!