Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Say Cheese

I love cupcakes. I love cake in general, but there's something very charming to me about cupcakes. Sometimes I think maybe it's my calling in life to bake fabulous cupcakes. (That's on my less serious days of course, when I'm not too concerned about leaving my mark on humanity.) So when I saw this magazine at the check-out stand a few weeks ago, I had to grab it. It was on the kitchen table during a recent visit from our Atlanta constituency. Please take a minute to study the chocolate cupcake on the right, the one in the purple liner.

My four-year-old niece picked up the magazine and after studying it intently asked, "Why did someone put cheese on that cupcake?"

I explained that while it might look like cheese it was really white chocolate. She was unconvinced.

While the men-folk went off to do boy things that evening, the women-folk got to cupcake making. When it came time to decorate, my niece asked for some cheese. My sister-in-law and I tried to sway her with colorful sprinkles--after all, what little girl wouldn't love to decorate cupcakes with all kinds of colorful sprinkles? Again, she was unconvinced. So I gave her a stick of cheese. I guess I just thought she'd plop it right down on the top of the cupcake. I was wrong. Apparently my niece is as serious about cupcakes as I am. I looked up from my own cupcake decorating to see this:

How can you see something like that and not love kids?! Warms my heart I tell you! My little niece ate that cupcake, and she enjoyed every bite.


Lauri said...

I love that!! And...gross.

Brenda said...

I know!! I didn't think she'd actually eat it, not more than one bite anyway, but she did. The whole thing.

Jill said...

That is great! The world through the eyes of a child! I don't think it would matter what went on top of that yummy looking cupcake it still would be good!

Danell said...

Okay - I've been way too busy and am just now seeing this. You have to send me the real photo... got to put in the scrapbook. You documented it so well! I can't believe she did that. Cracks me up every time I think about it. Hope you guys are doing great and ready for Christmas!