Crumbs Sparling. (Different from Crumbs Morrone)
The weekend weather was so excellent that we had to take advantage of it. On Saturday, we took the quick train ride into NYC with a Chris-driven agenda: hop on a row boat in Central Park and then devour cupcakes at Crumbs Bakery on Amsterdam. (He saw the idea written up in InFlight magazine last week, and tore out the page. We're easily persuaded, as a couple. The mere mention of cupcakes is enough to send us on a cross country adventure.)
We stopped by the Bethesda Fountain (near the Boathouse), which I recognized from photos I've seen online but hadn't ever scoped out in person. The park was busy, thanks to the beautiful weather, but we managed to grab a few photos.
I did not know you could rent rowboats in Central Park and tool around the Pond. Chris rowed, rowed, rowed our boat and I did my best not to tip the boat over. And after all that work rowing (and trying not to fall in), we had worked up quite an appetite. It was time to bring on the cupcakes! Trying to guesstimate the carbohydrate content in this sucker was an adventure in and of itself.
"Dude, a bagel has eighty-five. I'm going to guess at least sixty-five." I cranked up the pump to six and a half units, knowing that the frosting alone was more than my daily carb allowance. (But it was DELICIOUS. Easily the tastiest cupcake I've ever had, and almost worth the $4.00 price tag.)
Dosing for high carb, high sugar dessert treats is always tricky, and I usually over compensate in efforts to avoid the spike. I bolused and also requested that we walk back to Grand Central (I hate the subway, and I avoid it at every opportunity), which had me chomping on glucose tabs around 56th.
"Thwarted by that cupcake. I guess I'll have to have another one sometime and see if I can fine tune the bolus." I'll do my part, even if it means consuming another cupcake or two. It's for science.