I've worked on the copy desk and in a birthday cake bakeshop. Not a good combination vis a vis the comma, that period-with-a-tail that puts clause, and pause, in speech. If you're addressing someone by name, a comma is crucial, dude.
(Correct: Happy birthday, Ed. Incorrect: Happy birthday Ed. You can see how I almost got kicked out of cooking school.)
Hello, Cupcake, a new bakeshop on Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma, opened on Thursday.
I bought a darling dozen today -- chocolate, orange, vanilla, lemon, mocha. Each bite was moist to the last crumb. I liked the ones topped with cream cheese frosting best -- luscious Red Velvet and spicy carrot. Cake flavors include lemon, orange and vanilla coconut. Frostings include vanilla, chocolate, mocha, lemon and orange buttercreams.
The bakeshop is nice and comfortable, too, with plenty of places to sit and lick frosting off your fingers.
Cupcakes are $1.95 each, or $22 per dozen.
Hello, Cupcake: 1740 Pacific Ave., Tacoma; 253-383-7772.