Friday, November 21, 2008

The perks (and downfalls) of my job

Look at this beautiful creation. This has to be the prettiest cupcake I've ever seen in my life.

And it's extra large. You probably can't tell by the picture, but it's twice the size of a regular cupcake, and was made from scratch.

When it's a child's birthday, their parents often send in something sweet to celebrate it. We are always getting little visitors to the office, offering their cupcakes and telling us today is their birthday.
And please don't tell them this, but although I always accept their offerings, I rarely eat them. It's not just the caloric bounty of the little devils, it's that they don't look (or taste, I'm sure) like THIS!!

My friend, the art teacher, came in to visit at the end of the day and she took one look at this cupcake and pronounded that it could be in the movies. It's a movie star cupcake.
It was the talk among everyone at school this afternoon.

And to think this little girl whose birthday was today is only in the 5th grade. This means we get many more years of awesome deliciousness and layers on our hips.

And yes, in case you're wondering, it tasted even better than it looked, if that was possible.

Oh, mama.

Until tomorrow, my friends . . .

(if I can still fit into my jeans, that is) . . .


30 comments:

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

This is so beautiful! Food is pretty to me. That cupcake is a work of art!

EmmyRedneck said...

Is there any cake under all of that frosting?! WOW!
But I can tell just from the photo that its the GOOD frosting, not the crappy cardboard frosting.
That looks DELISH! I want to reach through the computer screen and snag it and eat every crumb. Crap, my mouth is watering...

Leslie: said...

What a creation, for sure! I also had kids bring in things (well, not quite like THIS one) for their birthdays and I always accepted their offer. But I seldom ate them, either, especially if they handed it to me with their own grubby little hands. :) Well, let's face it, schools are cess pools of germs and even getting a flu shot every year didn't always do the trick. I'd remind my own studen to allow their friends to choose a cupcake themselves rather than hand it to them. I was a real fuddy duddy, I guess, but I think it did help to contain some of the germs. But how can you resist those little shiny faces as they smile up at you offering you such a morsel!!! :D Glad this one tasted as good as it looked!

womaninawindow said...

I wouldn't eat that! Nope! I would simply inhale it! Gorgeous.

Carin said...

Isn't that a work of art! I love hearing about your work. I so miss working at the school! I loved when the kids would bring birthday treats in, it was always so thoughtful.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

My word! That is one beautiful cupcake! A work of art, indeed.

Sue said...

that's a great looking cupcake and it's so nice to see that some schools still let "party cake" in the front door. I thought it was awful when I read that schools aren't allowing kids to clebrate birthdays anymore.

Jeannelle said...

Amazing that a cupcake could make such a great photo subject! Glad to hear you went ahead and ate it....might as well!

Kacey said...

Geez, and it was chocolate too, wasn't it??? Drool...

TSannie said...

Must say, I've been the recipient of many a birthday offerings but never one as beautiful as that! Isn't it hard to deny yourself of all that glorious gooey goodness? I do try to throw out after the birthday pal leaves....but I'm not always successful. And I wonder why the scale needle doesn't go down!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love your description comparing this cake to a movie star - you are right, it is absolutely beautiful. Almost too good to eat - but then I don't know - it does look tempting.

Torsdag said...

I would like to know the secret how to produce this cake.
I'm waiting withe a cup of tea for one of theses.
Hartmut

Mental P Mama said...

Lord have mercy. Wonder what her wedding cake will look like....

Hilary said...

Ha, MPM, my thought exactly. The person who made that cupcake needs to go into business. Perhaps he/she already is. Quite the artist.

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Gorgeous!!!!

I am a mom of a sweet adorable daughter also in the 5th grade, and an 'real boy' in the 4th grade..

I feel very lucky to have 2 healthy kids, and let me tell you, not all parents give a rip about their kids.. or their birthdays...or what they eat or wear (hair is matted, clothes look dingy, hungry when they arrive in the morning)..
Hats off to this mom for making her daughter's 11th birthday special and for caring about her daughter!!!

As our girls get older the chance to 'welcome' this type of thing gets slimmer and slimmer (no calorie puns intended!).. meaning, they start getting snarky and don't want us around!!!

Thanks for taking the photo... I want one!

Starwoodgal said...

I want that cupcake!

Ellen said...

When I used to be a substitute teacher, birthday treats were always an conundrum. Germs were always a concern - especially when the birthday child approached you with a runny nose. But add to that the cleanliness of the child was often reflective of the child's home so if the treat was homemade, this was somethimes even scarier than the runny nose.

But I must admit that that cupcake was one beautiful work of icing art.

Mary said...

Wow, that is a work of art! I am trying my darnedest not too eat the brownies that someone made for my daughter's birthday today... they are calling me from the kitchen... can you hear them? She is gone with her driving instructor to take her test. Do you think she would miss just one? Maybe if I just broke the edge off of one...

Oh Lord.
xoxo,
Mary

Tami said...

Oh my....I could never have eaten it though....it's just to pretty!

Natarojo said...

Oh my goodness that looks absolutaly deliciouse! I can taste it just LOOKING at it if thats possible!

Rosezilla said...

Wow, that IS pretty! I could never do that. And to think it tasted good too! It's usually one or the other, looks or taste; in my case taste, they always look awful when I make them. (I did find a cool recipe for a true "cup" cake made in a coffee mug! I'll post it one of these days).

Daryl said...

Yum ... honestly I couldnt have eaten it, it would be like eating art ... no one eats art .. LOL ..

:-Daryl

Egghead said...

That is too beautiful to eat. Amazing!

Debra (a/k/a Doris, Mimi) said...

Ooooo...it's so pretty. Thank goodness you had a camera handy to immortlize this work of art before you gobbled it down. Was it as tasty as it looks?

DesertHen said...

That is one amazing cupcake!!

Annette said...

Beautiful and Looks Yummy! That is one talented mama to put all of that into cupcakes! She must channel Martha Stewart! Can you imagine dinner at her house!

willow said...

I'll have to admit, it does look too good to eat. Although, I would be willing to give it a try! ;^)

tj said...

...Gosh, is that not the prettiest cupcake you've ever seen?! My word, it's gorgeous! I think I could go a week without eating and I still could not find it in myself to chow down into that! lol... :oD

...You must tell, who made that? Was it a bakery, the lil' girl's mother? Martha Stewart? Who?

...Blessings Miss Kate... :o)

Anil P said...

I didn't imagine it would look as good as it did.

Beautiful.

tj said...

...Girl, will you get somethin' else up here? Comin' in to check on you and seein' that cupcake is killing me! lol... :o)