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Cupcake Mirth! (IMBB 13)

March 24, 2005

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Winnie is sound asleep in her bed, the comforter snuggled up to her chin. The phone rings, piercing the early morning stillness. Winnie rolls over and pulls the covers over her head.

The phone rings again. Winnie sits up abruptly.


Go away!

She takes the phone from the nightstand and looks at the caller ID. She takes a deep breath before answering it.


This better be an emergency.


Caryn lounges on her couch, balancing the phone between her ear and shoulder while she paints her nails.


Good Morning, Sunshine!


That doesn't sound like an emergency.


It's a beautiful spring day! Time to get up.


Winnie throws herself back against the pillows.


The one day I don't have to be at work early and you call and wake me up.


The birds are singing, the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and you are still in bed.


Why are we friends?


Caryn smiles, strolling proudly to the kitchen.


Because I remind you of the important things in life.


Remind me later.

There is a click from the other end of the phone. Caryn laughs and starts to clean up one very large mess of bowls, trays, and dishes.


Winnie lays in bed, staring at the ceiling.


Why are we friends?

She rolls her eyes and gets out of bed. Stretching, she walks to the front door.

As she bends down to get the paper, she notices a small pot of artificial flowers placed on the porch. Winnie carefully lifts one of the flower beds to examine it. Cupcakes. Her eyes grow wide and she grins.


I know why we're friends.

This entry was created for IMBB #13 hosted this month by Maki at I Was Just Really Very Hungry. Check out the other entries!

Flower Cupcakes

A recipe for similar cupcakes was published in the May 25, 2004 issue of Woman's Day, but you can use any cupcake recipe. Here's my adaptation for decorating them:

1. Add a little green food coloring to any white frosting. Frost cupcakes.
2. To make the flowers, melt assorted colors (petal colors, plus white and brown) of Candy Writer tubes or candy melts according to package directions. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper and draw/pipe the candy into teardrops about an inch long. Refrigerate until hardened.
3. Peel petals from wax paper and arrange as many five-petaled flowers on the cupcake as you can fit (4-6). Pipe a dab of white in the center of each flower, refrigerate until hard, and then pipe a few smaller dabs of brown.
4. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Posted by Caryn at March 24, 2005 10:00 AM | Printable Version | Recipe Only

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Those are just little dah-lings Caryn - they look so cute! Great idea!

Posted by: Zarah Maria at March 24, 2005 01:39 PM

This looks like the winner!
Amazing! Just amazing!

Posted by: Dreska at March 24, 2005 01:57 PM

These look very cute but a little fussy. I don't suppose you could just use necco wafers. Heh heh. :)

Posted by: hi at March 24, 2005 02:05 PM

Great photo. I love the idea of presenting them in a flowerpot, too.
I recently started reading your blog, Caryn, and I really enjoy it. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Nic at March 24, 2005 05:37 PM

Okay, I'll admit that I agonized over which cupcakes to make for this IMBB. In the end, I've been wanting to try a version of the recipe in that Woman's Day article, so that's what I did. They actually weren't too hard to make.

Ya'll have great looking options too. I'll have to save the rest of those little wrappers for all the wonderful recipes I need to try!

Posted by: caryn at March 24, 2005 07:54 PM

A beautiful little bunch of spring cupcakes, Caryn...great idea!

Posted by: Moira at March 25, 2005 02:03 AM

These are so cute! I love your presentation. Great way to wake a friend up, especially on a day off!

Posted by: chronicler at March 25, 2005 09:50 AM

OMG I love your cupcakes, they are so beautiful and your picture is FABULOUS. And the flowerpot and the whole thing! Love it!

Posted by: molly at March 25, 2005 11:42 AM

These are just lovely. They made me smile.

I love the storytelling aspect of your blog!

Posted by: Suebob at March 25, 2005 10:24 PM

Ah, how lovely! They sure put a smile on my face - they're so cheery!

Posted by: Anne at March 26, 2005 06:39 AM

who is he. WHO IS HE????

Posted by: ga at March 26, 2005 04:40 PM

Hi Caryn - I just came upon your blog for the first time and I love it! I'm hooked on your story now (I went back and started from the beginning), not to mention your recipes and photos! Your cupcakes are really cute and look like lots of fun to make.

Posted by: Cathy at March 26, 2005 07:57 PM

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