(previously posted on amazon.com...not written by me)
Frosting Shots: Breakfast of Champions?
by AndreaLeigh on July 22, 2008
Much to the chagrin of dentists everywhere I'm sure, cupcake shops around the country have recently started offering shots of frosting to customers--a dollop of frosting in a small paper or plastic cup. "It's kind of the cut-to-the-chase evolution of cupcakes," says Tanya Steel, editor-in-chief of foodie Web site Epicurious.com. "I can imagine it being at parties. It's a great thing to have at an office party. It provides just a little bite of sweetness and yumminess without going whole hog."
"It's really about developing frosting for the person who can't keep their hand out of the frosting bowl," says [Beverly Hills cupcake shop] Sprinkles' co-founder Candace Nelson. "Some people are so focused on the frosting, they'll walk out with 10 different frostings of all different flavors." Maybe not the perfect replacement for those espresso shots first thing in the morning, but definitely a good way to suss out your favorite frosting flavor without chowing down on a ton of cake (not that I have a problem with that either). Read the full article here.
The only thing i can add to that is ...good thing i dont live NEAR those!