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We’re a Friendly Breed

by Courtney on April 16, 2011

Waking up to work out at 6am on a Saturday is not a normal thing for this gal. However, when you’ve got a breakfast date with two fun ladies at your favorite breakfast spot, that’s enough to get your booty movin’!

This morning’s workout consisted of a mini date with Jillian and her six-pack abs, followed by a quick 2-mile run on the treadmill. Everything about today’s exercise felt extremely challenging…perhaps my body telling me to cool it with the way-too-early for a weekend workouts?

Whatever the reason, I was happy to have it done and got myself ready to meet up with these lovely ladies!

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Katie and I have already met up numerous times, but this was my first time to meet the lovely Brittney! A few weeks ago, she mentioned that she was heading up this way for a wedding (she’s a lucky North Carolinian!) and asked if anyone was around to meet up. Us bloggers really are a friendly breed, aren’t we?

We met up this morning at Café Madison which, as you may already know, is home of my absolute favorite Red Raspberry Oatmeal Pancakes. Of course, I started off with a mandatory cup of coffee…

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and then had another. Smile

I don’t know why I didn’t just stick with my gut on the pancakes, but I made a game-time decision and ended up going with a make-your-own-omelet.

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I ordered an egg-white omelet with peppers, onions, tomatoes, and spinach. Alas, they did not give me my egg whites, and the omelet was actually pretty greasy. Total bummer. Sad smile

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Luckily, they make some killer home fries,

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and some amazing homemade honey whole wheat bread, so I ate most of these.

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I can’t complain, since I was with some amazing company, and really spent the majority of the time chatting away anyways! Since Brittney is from Charlotte, she graciously offered to show Jay and I around if we were ever to make it down that way…

Hmmmmm……possible vacation?!?!? Winking smile

Thanks for a great morning, ladies!

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Once I got home, I got to work on some cupcakes that I’m making for a birthday party for Jay’s grandma tomorrow. I’ve got 4 dozen to bring…one dozen down, three to go!

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This batch is a golden cupcake with lemon curd filling and white chocolate buttercream frosting.

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Nice and springy, wouldn’t ya say? Smile

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Now Jay and I are headed out for the day to hang out with some good friends and family, with a possible dinner outing later this evening. It’s sure to be a fun day!

Question for the Day:

What’s your favorite breakfast to order when out to eat?

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1 Cynthia (It All Changes) April 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm

Filled with lemon curd!? Yum.

So happy you ladies were able to get together at Cafe Madison. It’s such a cute place.
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2 Erin @ The Grass Skirt April 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Love Brittney! I’ve been lucky to get to know her since we both live nearby each other. I’ll help her show you around! :)
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3 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles April 16, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Courtney, those cupcakes are beautiful! The lemon curd sounds like a wonderful spring flavor!

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4 Khushboo April 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

I had an awesome breakfast out last week: egg White omelet with smoked salmon, avocado, tomatoes w basil, and rye toast. For something sweet, we ordered a plate of hotcakes with maple syrup to share….so yum!
Now I want to make pancakes!
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5 Sarah @ healthygirlrunning April 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Wow, those cupcakes look incredible! They’re so cute!

My favorite breakfast to order is a simple plate of classic scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, and bacon! Pour a little maple syrup on everything and I’m good to go! :)

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6 Jess@atasteofconfidence April 16, 2011 at 3:11 pm

I like getting eggs or pancakes. Those cupcakes are too cute!
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7 Sarah May C April 16, 2011 at 3:15 pm

Guilty pleasure: MacDonald’s sausage and egg mcmuffins… aargh! I confess!!!!

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8 Kristi April 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

Your cupcakes look fabulous!!!!
My favorite breakfast to order is French Toast. I love it!

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9 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 16, 2011 at 3:40 pm

I HATE when I try something new somewhere and its nowhere near as good. Have one of those cupcakes to make up for it. I know I would! ;)
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10 Laura April 16, 2011 at 3:51 pm

Wow! Your cupcakes are so professional! I’m impressed! I always struggle with the frosting part!

My favorite breakfast to order while eating out is a Belgian waffle with blueberry compote on top!
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11 Yena Hu April 16, 2011 at 3:57 pm

Wow, those cupcakes look as good as store bought cupcakes (or even better). You’re so talented!
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12 Lindsay April 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Courtney, those cupcakes are beautiful! Can you tell me how you get the frosting SO perfect?!
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13 Courtney April 16, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Haha, thank you! I don’t know…I just use a large round tip, pop it into my frosting bag, and start swirlin’! ;)

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14 Lauren April 16, 2011 at 4:22 pm

Those are the most adorable cupcakes!
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15 Liz @ iheartvegetables April 16, 2011 at 5:16 pm

blogger meet ups are so fun! and those cupcakes look adorable :)
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16 Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine April 16, 2011 at 5:21 pm

The frosting on your cupcakes always looks so perfectly piped!!

I never go out for breakfast! Well, I do, but technically then it’s brunch and I always get savory foods like a salad or veggie sandwich. I’m not a big fan of breakfast joint foods!
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17 Jamie aka "Sometimes Healthy Living Girl" April 16, 2011 at 5:49 pm

Wow! Your cupcakes just get better and better. They look like they are straight out of a bakery :-) Totally relate to getting greasy omelets. I hate that, and I hate when they forget the egg whites :-(. But I never like to send things back! haha oh well!

When I go out for brunch here, I usually like to pick one of the more unique things on the menu. I just think it’s fun to experiment. But, my favorite item to order out at brunch is french toast – especially when they use a funky bread like Challah Bread.
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18 Jen April 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm

Your cupcakes look so cute. I love those flowers on the top :D

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19 Ali April 16, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Hey girl!

I have been checking out your blog for quite some time but have never posted!

I LOVE to make cupcakes too! I was wondering how you decorated these cupcakes:

Did you make a classic white mix and then used one of the filling pipes to add the lemon curd?

What size/type tip did you use to make the swirl? Right now I use a star tip only.

Also, what flowers did you use on the top?

Obviously, I want to make these and make them as cute as yours!!!!

Thanks girl!

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20 Courtney April 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

Hi Ali! I made a scratch golden cake and cut out the center once cooled to pipe in the lemon curd. Then I replace the tops back on. I used a large round tip for the frosting, and the flowers are sugar/candy flowers I bought from a store near my house. :)

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21 Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) April 16, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Oh my gosh, Courtney, those cupcakes are bakery worthy! That reminds me, I have a big cupcake order coming up in a few weeks… where do you get your cupcake boxes?
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22 Courtney April 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm

I get them from a store right up the street from me actually, called The Confectionery House. They have a website you can order from too if you Google search their name. They have everything!

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23 Cara April 16, 2011 at 8:23 pm

Those cupcakes are adorable and they look delicious!
I love to order pancakes when I go out to eat, because I never make them for myself and they are nearly my favorite food!

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24 Chelsa April 16, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Beautiful cupcakes yet again. I love the little spring time flowers.
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25 fsugirl! April 16, 2011 at 9:22 pm

Cupcakes look great! You’re so talented! :D Enjoy your weekend, hoping it’s filled with lots of fun for ya!

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26 Heather T April 16, 2011 at 10:29 pm

Those cupcakes are so pretty!! I love the flowers on them!!

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27 Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries April 16, 2011 at 11:12 pm

It looks like you’ve had a fun day! I hate when I order an omelet and they don’t give me the egg whites I asked for. A greasy one is always kind of a bummer – but it looks like that toast totally made up for it! :)
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28 Andie @ CanYouStayForDinner.com April 17, 2011 at 10:55 am

Oh my gosh those cupcakes are the cutest! I love them :)
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29 Sarah April 17, 2011 at 11:35 am

6am on a SATURDAY! Thats dedication! Im not sure if my body would ever allow such a thing but good job!
Those cupcakes are so adorable and easter/spring inspired love them.
White chocolate buttercream sounds amazing too!
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30 Kristen April 17, 2011 at 8:36 pm

best breakfast is an omlet. theirs always test AWESOME

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