Her name is Katie - but we call her Kupkate and most of the time it's pretty clear we are sisters.
We get told we look a lot alike, but she claims she's the pretty one and for the most part I agree.
We love many of the same things and our shared love of cupcakes is just the frosting.
She turned twelve last month.
It made me feel old.
So I cheered myself up by baking her birthday cake.
It was for the birds.
Okay, Okay, call me flighty. I was in a nesting mood. This chick needed one special cake.
I was decorating away and the time just flew.
Okay, I done with the bird puns.
It started with the frosting.
Hmmm... maybe I'm onto something...
I start decorating a cake by tasting the frosting and I end it by licking the spoons.
I eat lots of frosted treats before starting a diet - since soon I'll be missing out. My diet ends when I give into my craving for a cream cheese frosted dessert.
I start eating lots of this stuff and I end up not fitting into my baggiest yoga pants.
Life starts with baby shower cupcakes and ends with funeral luncheon brownies.
-- It all starts and ends with frosting. --
Excuse me while I go get a thickly glazed doughnut with extra cream filling to celebrate my discovery.
Okay, I'm back.
I bought a package of edible Easter grass at the Cracker Barrel and since I can't stand to have inspiring things tucked away in my cupboard too long, it had to be used.
And because I'm a big fan of Cuppy...
And because I seem to not be able to leave well enough (above) alone...
It became this.
I love this little guy.
All it took was an average sized cupcake (on it's side) and half a mini-cupcake (for the head), some candy coating wafers (chocolate and red), a dab of white frosting, two chocolate covered sunflower seeds, two over sized yellow candy buttons and plenty of chocolate sprinkles.
Meet Cuppy's new best friend.
He's kinda a head case.
I can relate.
Because again, that wasn't enough.
There were a lot of people coming to this party, people.
I had to have Peeps for my people.
Or is that, Peeps for my peeps?
Besides there was all this great stuff left over. What's a girl to do?
Well, it's like I always say, When life gives you cupcakes, edible eater grass, frosting, and oversized candy buttons...
And make a wish.
I love it when wishes come true.
Psst... Wanna know a secret?
Next time you are standing there, eyes closed, big breath puffing out your cheeks...
Wish for a piece of cake.
I do this every year and every year, without fail, I open my eyes and there it is,
just waiting for me.
Maybe, you will get that lucky, too.