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Tomato Soup Cupcakes



Let’s talk a minute about this little sitcom that everyone seems to watch. One that kind of haunts my day to day life. Seriously, The Big Bang Theory. I can not tell you how often people step into our comic shop with wide eyes like it’s a strange and foreign land wondering what it must be like to ‘live in The Big Bang Theory”. No really. That show has made us all neurosurgeons and physicists or blond flakes. And since I’m the girl, they often assume the latter for me as well. Thanks. And I’m pretty sure my father had finally stopped thinking working at a comic shop was just like the comic guy from the Simpsons and was finally starting to think it could be ‘normal’ right around the time Sheldon appears to the world. No really, thanks.

So, naturally, every time someone walks in and says, “This must be what it’s like to be on the Big Bang Theory…” I fight the urge to roll my eyes (only proving that flake thing right) and remind them that the Big Bang Theory is a made up show.

Sadly though, it hit me this weekend, as my first customer was a Big Bang enthusiast and it was his first time in my shop. He set up camp and started a rather thorough exploration into the anatomy of a comic shop and as the morning rolled on it happened. My Sheldons, Leonards, and even an Amy or two were arguing about various topics around the store.  And as much as I enjoy their company and their amusing arguments that none are going to let the other ever win any way, I realized that this man who was watching us all was absolutely right. Yes, there are perfectly normal people at comic book stores. There are also extremes that sway in all directions. And there are even twitchy social awkward physicists. The last one just happens to be the one everyone is hunting for right now.

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Tuesday 5th of February 2013

I am loving the idea of a wintery carrot cake actually. It's different - but hey - love tomato soup - so why not. I've found black bean fudge to be delicious.

nicole @ I am a Honey Bee

Thursday 31st of January 2013

oh, this cracks me up. at least you have people coming in to check it out but it's funny how their impression of the store is based upon the show.

I've always heard from people that tomato soup cake is great. I think the special ingredient just mentally tricks people. gotta try them out for myself.

Jennie @themessybakeblog

Wednesday 30th of January 2013

How creative! Your story cracked me up. I feel for you, because I can only imagine how hard it is not to laugh or, like you said, roll your eyes in exhaustion.


Monday 28th of January 2013

The show is funny...but I think comic book nerd types differ than physicist nerd types, which differs from computer nerd types, which differs from engineer nerd types. Sigh, you have to know a lot of nerds to know the differences I guess.

Tomato soup, huh? Who would have thunk?


Monday 28th of January 2013

I am totally intrigued!! I definitely need to try these haha.