Reposting here for anyone that didn’t get over to Cupcakes Take The Cake to see it (and because I haven’t had time to write anything new!)
People. Cake.People like cake.People are like cake!
Building a friendship is a lot like baking a cake. The most important thing to remember is to take your time because a small mistake along the way can have a large impact. When baking, each step in the process of turning individual ingredients into a baked treat is crucial and rushing through one can destroy the finished product. The same is true for a friend…
- Completely cream the butter and sugar to keep get rid of any grittiness. You want your friendship to be as smooth as possible.
- Don’t over-beat the eggs. No one wants to end up with a dense friend.
- Sift the flour and add slowly or you will have a bumpy ride.
- Properly grease the pan or you will end up in a sticky situation.
- Don’t set the oven too high or the friendship will end up a little burnt around the edges.
- Don’t set the oven too low or you will have a friend who is half-baked.
- When things get heated, take the time to let things cool off or everything will just crumble apart.
- Perfecting the batter of your relationship will provide a good foundation for a sweet, lasting friendship. And having a truly good friend in life is the icing on the cake.
Use your imagination for a moment and visualize the people you encounter on a daily basis as cupcakes. The different “flavors” you meet are countless!
- Vanilla Cupcakes with Caramel Filling seem plain and boring at first glance, but once you get to know them you find they are filled with sweetness.
- Chocolate Ganache Cupcakesget attention because they are rich and decadent, but you get your fill of them very quickly and don’t want to see another one for a while.
- Devil’s Food Cupcakes, the troublemaker that you just can’t stay away from. You know they are bad for you, but you just can’t help yourself.
- Turtle Cupcakes are a little nutty, but basically close to perfection.
- Red Velvet Cupcakes appear very regal, but upon closer examination are actually ordinary but try to make themselves look like something special by adding something artificial.
- Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes are the life of the party, but at the end of the night can leave a bad taste in your mouth.
- Maple Bacon Cupcakes initially seem odd but end up being refreshingly original.
- Savory Corn Cupcakes don’t sugar-coat anything.
- Lemon Meringue Cupcakes have a bitter outlook when at the bottom but lighten up when they are on top.
- Blueberry Cupcakes are your loyal, true blue friends.
- Cupcakes with Fancy Decorations create an instant attraction to their beauty but you find out they have no substance and can be dry and stale.
- Don’t get me started on Muffins. They are just so fake.
You can actually turn your friends into cupcakes with edible photo toppers!
Wouldn’t it be fun to select a cupcake flavor that best describes each of your friends and put their photo on top? You could throw a party where each friend would see what you think of them by the flavor you picked…well, maybe that wouldn’t be a good thing after all!!
If YOUR friends were cupcakes, what kind would they be???