Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sugar and spice and everything nice

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Sugar is sweet,
And so are you.

Especially if you give that special someone a cupcake on Valentine's Day.

Whether you're a guy or girl, love cupcakes or hate them (shame on you!), I think it's fair to assume that gifting a cupcake -- on Valentine's Day or otherwise -- makes you something of a sweetheart, particularly in the eyes of the lucky recipient.

Case #1:
Myron wanted to surprise his wife Katherine with a small batch of cupcakes -- a tasty surprise among all the heart shaped boxes of mass-produced chocolates and, worse yet, chalky conversation hearts.
Diamonds aside, these are a girl's best friend: rich red velvet cupcakes with swirls of Bailey's and raspberry cream cheese frosting.

Case #2:
Same cupcakes, different presentation. Gloria wanted to surprise her boyfriend Mike with a half dozen of Carrie Cakeaway's Valentine's Day Special, so my assistant decided to package them in a smaller box rather than the large, 10 x 10 inch bakery boxes we normally use. Compostable and sturdy but not particularly attractive, this little to-go box just needed a cute little drawing to spruce it up:
Pop open the lid, and it only gets better from there:
Thanks, Myron and Gloria, for being the sweethearts that you are. I hope you and your significant others enjoyed the cupcakes.

And happy Valentine's Day to all <3

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