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What's All This Then?

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An Item From the CP Shop

Pastry Footwear?

SM0112 ID SM0112 (photo)
Arrived 4.20.07, PM (FedEx Early A.M.)
From Krishna Brown, Arlington, VA
Description Pastries, lovingly packaged
More info ShoeBoxOven.com
Swapped for TBD
Status Photographed, eaten.

We get excited about any packages these days, but FedEx Swap shipments are usually a little special. There's no better way to say "I paid a lot of money to get something to you quickly." So when we got an "Early A.M." shipment last Friday morning, we knew it'd be something pretty great. We tore open the box to find a fancy, expensive-looking blue shoebox, wrapped in tissue paper and lovingly tied in yellow ribbon. Inside the box were a variety of freshly-made pastries, including Canele, White Chocolate Crunch, and some sort of brownie-looking thing that Krishna would probably punch us in the face for calling a brownie, but we ate it too fast to care about the name. The masterpiece was a S'More as big as a Rubik's Cube with a giant home-made marshmallow inside (pictured). Krishna's note cited Coudal Partners as an inspiration, describing her operation as "tiny, if not completely imaginary." We love Krishna's humility, and we definitely love her pastry, and ShoeBox Oven better be real, because we're placing our Mother's Day orders, right away.

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