Groupon rules our lives. If Groupon comes out with “Making Underwear Out of Crushed Glass and Splintered Toothpicks” class, my sister and I would probably buy it and take the class as soon as possible. We’d send several e-mails back and forth trying to find a time to fit in the class designed to teach us how to make toothpick underwear into our schedule. We then would patiently wait until Groupon came out with a class teaching us how to make bras out of bear teeth and then sign up really quickly for that one, too. (After sending lots of e-mails back and forth.)
So, you can only imagine how we jumped at the Groupon “Cupcakes & Cocktails”, a how-to-decorate-cupcakes class by Sugar Bunch Creations. We were given four cupcakes to decorate. We received a little lesson for the first three and then we were supposed to design our own look for the fourth one, which would be judged by our ten classmates. Apparently, this contest is supposed to mock the one they have in the Food Network show “Cupcake Wars”, which I have never seen. The designer of the winning cupcake during our little class would be eligible for an all-expenses paid trip to Belize and by all-expenses paid trip to Belize I mean a very large pixie stick full of nothing but powdery grape sugar.
One of the cupcakes we were asked to design was suppose to resemble a chrysanthemum. Here is a real chrysanthemum for you “I don’t own a stinkin’ greenhouse. Do I look like a gardener or what? Does it look like I have a degree in Bob Villa?” types:
|The real deal.|
Because I probably looked like an incompetent freakshow who appeared more interested in getting refills of my Moscato versus decorating my cupcake right, I had a shortage of the marshmallows that we were supposed to be turning into petals. My instructor had pity on me and told me to add a dollop of icing in the middle to add some beauty to my heinous creation. I don’t think she used the word “heinous” but I can’t be sure. Maybe she said “pitiful piece of cupcake crap”, but, again, I’m not positive.
|My Pitiful Piece of Cupcake Crap (a.k.a. The Cavity Cupcake)…..
|For my husband.
(This is the part where you wail loudly over that sweet note to my husband
What would you have put on your cupcake to answer the question: “What do you wish for”?
***If you live in Houston, you should totally check this place out. The website for Sugar Bunch Candy Creations, a company that also specializes in candy buffets and “edible party favors”, can be found here. They also have a Facebook page that can be found here. FYI, I was in NO way compensated for this post. I’m just sharing it because we loved the time we had at their place!***