When I was asked to make birthday cupcakes for a 40th birthday celebration, I’m not sure I realized what an adventure it would be. I was thinking maybe two dozen each of two different flavors like chocolate and vanilla. When I got to talking to the hostess she said there would be about 75 people at the party…wow, I knew this would be the biggest haul of cupcakes yet. And then once we ironed down flavors, I realized that it was going to be a little more complicated than I thought.
The hostess decided on a few flavors, some of which I had made before and some of which I hadn’t. Cookie dough, Hostess, and red velvet I had made before and peanut butter and white chocolate were completely new for me. And even thought these weren’t particularly tough recipes, I didn’t realize what making nine…that’s right nine dozen cupcakes was going to entail.
It look three days and possibly some tears and meltdowns. Because I’m never overly dramatic or anything (sense my completely sarcastic tone), I definitely didn’t flop down in my bed and cry to Boy Cupcake that I wasn’t going to finish them. Our conversation may have looked something like this:
Me: “I can’t do it. Whaaaaa”
Boy Cupcake: “What are you going to do, give them a hundred unfrosted cupcakes?”
Me: “Yes. Whaaaaa”
Boy Cupcake: “You have to finish them so get up and I’ll get you more ingredients for the frosting you messed up.”
Me: “Fine. Humph.”
See? Not overly dramatic at all. But in the end it was totally worth it all and our hostess was so extremely grateful and I was happy to make her happy. Besides, then I got to listen to her praise my cupcakes to other people at the party which I definitely don’t hate.