Friday, June 25, 2010

Bargain B: Magpies

Many people may call me cheap; I prefer to use the word thrifty.

These times call for desperate measures, and I'm not talking about the state of the economy. I'm talking about the transitional period of life called your 20s when you realize you can't live the way you did when your parents were picking up your tab.

The problem isn't so much that I don't make enough money, it's that I am very attracted to the finer things in life (just as Pam, Oscar, and Toby are). It has been difficult, but much to my joy and well-being, I am finding out that, in Knoxville, there are ways to beat the system, to enjoy all the good eats in this city, but for less money.

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One cannot argue. Magpies is delicious. I have bought cupcakes there a couple of times, but, as much as it pains me to admit, I have never bought a cake from them. From experience**, I know the vast amount of time, energy, and love that goes into making their cakes and completely understand why they are priced the way they are, but I cannot justify purchasing one at this time in my life.

But, alas, Magpies has given me hope. Hope in the amorphous shape of Crum Bums.

What is a Crum Bum? A Crum Bum is the portion of the cake that is cut away in between baking and decorating. And do you want to know a secret? IT IS THE SAME THING AS EATING A REAL CAKE!! but for only $3.

You can also buy a little side of buttercream frosting to go with it.

One day, I plan to be rolling in the dough, and I will buy all of my friends cakes from Magpies for their birthdays, but until then, I love you, Crum Bums.


Photo from Magpies Facebook Page

Magpies
North Central
Knoxville, TN, 37917

** a post about this later...

4 comments:

Eric said...

you all need a like button on here cause I'd like this. I'd like this hard.

ck said...

Man, I had almost forgotten how good they were until I had one of their vanilla/vanilla cakes at a graduation party last month. Now, I'm re-hooked. Luckily Crum Bums mean I won't go broke!

Audrey said...

Did I introduce you to those, or did I just remind you of them? They are sooooo gooooood.
Love you, Uncle B.

B said...

I had had one before, but only recently. You reminded me to write about them, Niece A.