On Wednesday I headed down to Austin to get the last of my travel shots. I am so glad that torture is over. Those damn things hurt. I had to get two of them in my leg over Thanksgiving and I wasn’t sure I would ever walk again. Thankfully, I recovered and lived to get stuck again on Wednesday.

I have now been successfully vaccinated against measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, the flu, polio, Japanese encephalitis, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and typhoid. I also got some anti-malarial pills which means I will now be much harder to kill. Well, as soon as I finish the vaccinations against clumsiness and spastic movements.

Take that Japanese encephalitis.

After my shots I went over to see my friend Chelsy and her little man. For Christmas I bought him a set of baby musical instruments because I want her to hate me and never be my friend again. At least little man enjoyed them.


I felt bad about the amount of noise thetoys made until I found out they had made him the Super Nerd Sensory Board.


That thing lights up and makes noise and has all sorts of gadgets that the little science nerd of tomorrow needs to get his tiny hands on ASAP. I guess that is what you get when you come from a family of math geeks and engineers. I’ve already placed an order for one in the hope that my future children can maybe be a little more talented with the hard sciences.

While we watched munchkin test Occam’s Razor, we enjoyed the best cupcakes I have ever tasted in my life from Galaxy Cupcakes in Georgetown.



I wasn’t sure it was possible to make cake better, but apparently it is. They went and put LIQUOR in them. Real live liquor.  I know, I was amazed too. They are called “Cuptails” and we tried the Limoncello and Bailey’s Irish Cream. They were both delicious, but the Bailey’s was my favorite.


The chocolate cake part was impressively rich and moist (<- such an awful word) and the mint frosting was out of control. I was really confused how they go the liquor in since it isn’t baked in (meaning you can get drunk on cupcakes, my world just got way more exciting…). Turns out they whip it into the frosting and insert it into the center of the cupcake.


It was just enough to taste it, but it wasn’t overpowering. The Bailey’s, the mint, and the chocolate combination was seriously dreamy. I just about melted into a puddle of bliss on the floor. We also tried a few of the non-alcoholic variety and they were equally delicious (especially the red velvet usually, I don’t even like red velvet and I loved this one). They are also normal sized cupcakes (as in not the size of your damn hand) which is amazing because  you can try more flavors each time!

They only make certain flavors of the “cuptails” each day, so I will be going back on New Year’s Eve to try out some different ones. I am never one to say no to a cupcake opportunity, or a cupcakotunity if you will. Anyway, if you live in the Austin area, go check them out because those cupcakes are nothing short of amazing.

All in all, it was a fantastic Wednesday, shots and all. Also, don’t forget to enter for a chance to win $100 from Cetaphil! You have to leave a comment in this post to be entered.  The sweepstakes ends Monday January 7th!


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26 Responses to Cuptails

  1. Watch out for that malaria medicine. There are several different types but all have some side effects. Some worse than others. But, what are you going to do? Malaria is worse!

  2. Why’s encephalitis gotta get all racist all of a sudden? Not it’s gotta be all Japanese. Rude.
    I will be in Austin in January. Now I am going to make a special request to go there.

  3. Justin

    No special shout out? How rude!

  4. Fun fact: those malaria pills don’t actually prevent you from getting malaria. All they do is (MAYBE) make it easier for them to treat you once you get malaria. Those people will also make you feel like shit and give you the worst nightmares of your life. Most people I know who travel to malarial places don’t take the pills.

    Lesson here: I know cool people.

  5. Sonja

    “Cupcakotunity?” I’m not sure I can forgive your use of that nonsense word.

  6. Dani

    My birthday cupcakes last year came from there! One was champagne flavored and it was amazing!

  7. Pick me! When I went to Honduras we all took our malaria pills together once a week.

  8. I’m so jealous of those cuptails. I want one, right now. Need to find a place that makes these in the upper Midwest…

    Also, that sensory board is amazing!

  9. Cuptails?! Why didn’t I think of that?

  10. Just when I don’t think you can make cupcakes any better, they add booze. that sounds outstanding. I see a franchise opportunity looming.

  11. the B

    Carolina John is onto something. Cuptails yoga studio.

  12. Jason

    I feel they made a good choice naming the cupcake cocktails cuptails. I think they wouldn’t have sold as well if they had called them cockcakes.

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