Friday, June 13, 2008

Crème Fraîche Cupcakes- Part Treize

100 posts! Wow! Who knew that three posts a week for eight months of cafe business would total 100 entries this soon? Simple mathematicians, I guess...

But I digress. The Eclipse Chocolat Cafe will be eight months old next week. Crazy, no? I still have people wandering in who claim that they live just down the street and think that I opened just last week. Looking back on the first 100 bloggings is definitely a trip down memory lane; somewhere between the lines is a space that chronicles a great deal of personal history. If you're a close friend of mine, you know how much has gone down in my life in the past year and a half, including great losses and amazing gains, and you've probably heard me mumbling something about how I don't event recognize myself anymore. From Ohio to California & MFA to Chocolatier in just seven short years... it nothing else, it's been a journey worthwhile and one for which I wouldn't trade the world. Even considering those darkest times, I am happy and grateful to be the sum of all of my life's experiences.

So here's to 100 posts, 100 more to come, and all the amazing events and chocolate goodies that they chronicle.

In the immortal words of a local legend:

And when things start to happen,
don't worry. Don't stew.
Just go right along.
You'll start happening too.

But on you will go
though the weather be foul.
On you will go
though your enemies prowl.
On you will go
though the Hakken-Kraks howl.
Onward up many a frightening creek,
though your arms may get sore
and your sneakers may leak.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and 3 / 4 percent guaranteed.)

So... be your name Buxbaum or Bixby
or Brayor Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,
you're off to Great Places! Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting. So... get on your way!


If you're anything like me, you'll have used those asterisks for facial tissue application. Collect yourself and rejoin the group:)

So in honor of Oreste, Tanya, Marc, Rachel, and anyone else who has found personal struggle in the past month, this post is for you. And this offer:

For anyone having a bad day (or series of days), one free cupcake on me! Just stop in and say "Hey... the blog told me I could have a cupcake. I really need one". No questions asked. ALL WEEKEND LONG (while cupcakes last).

To get your 'buds tastin', two more... here you go:
Peanut Butter Banana-White-crème fraîche cake+brown sugar banana filling+dark chocolate ganache glaze+peanut butter creme.

Lemon Dulce de Leche-White-crème fraîche cake+dulce de leche filling+dark chocolate ganache glaze+candied lemon zest.


Anonymous said...

OMG ... yum!

Unknown said...

i love you, Will

Rich Howard said...

That's what makes you and Eclipse special. I paraphrase a saying from an office I work at:

"A good business provides excellent services and products to their customers. A great business provides excellent services and products to their customers and strives to make the world a better place."

Unknown said...

I'm so glad you are who you are! thanks for letting me be a part of your baby!!!!

Owner, Eclipse Chocolat said...

AW! You guys are all so sweet. FYI- I have many other friends in my life that are very dear to me that have had rough times, too, though I was only thinking short term on this post (when it rains, it pours? Im looking of you, Rich and Charlie. You guys are doing amazing things with your lives). Rest assured, I you all never leave my over-stuffed mind!

Anonymous said...

Very sweet gesture Will :) Happy to see you looking to the good in life.

Anonymous said...

I just stopped by half an hour ago and bought 3 cupcakes for my cousin to celebrate her graduation, when I asked about the free one from the blog the cashier went to talk to the owner who told me sorry that's for the 4th of July. Needless to say I was a bit embarrassed for even asking and more than little peeved at being brushed off considering I quoted the blog word for word. Guess if you're not on a first name basis the free cupcake offer doesn't apply.

Sorry Eclipse but although I've stopped in quite a few times and had even planned a stuff-your-face-fest here for my 7 other dieters when our diet's over in a month and a half, I'll have to choose another place. I'm not into getting the brush-off.

Owner, Eclipse Chocolat said...

Wow! I'm so sorry about the discrepancy! We were in the middle of our Chocolate Bar-B-Que craziness when you stopped in! My barista had come to me and asked what the deal was with the "buy two cupcakes, get one free" (which is the promotional we are running for the July Cupcake Extravaganza Weekend). So I said that offer wasn't valid until then!

I didn't realize that you were looking for the "bad day=free cupcake", which is still going on for the rest of the weekend.

During these Prix Fixe dinners, the cafe is crazy! We had 24 diners (a full-house) when you came in. I'm sorry I lost you and your interests in the rush.

I hope you will stop in again. My sincerest apologies!