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I have to thank my friends, family, and coworkers for being excited enough about my cupcakes to spread the word about them. A coworker saw my cupcakes via Instagram (thank you, Sara!) and asked that I make “girly” cupcakes for her daughter’s naming ceremony party.
Although I haven’t much swayed from cupcakes that look like other foods, this idea felt like it could sneak its way under “Reality Bites”. Also, oddly enough, her daughter and I have the same name, so it felt like a sign I should make them.
The request was for three dozen, and I have to admit that the night before I had to bake them, I started getting nervous as if I had a big test the next day. I wasn’t sure I was prepared. I have made “flowers” before, but none of varying color- which is why you can see I managed to dye my finger tips pink, and I have never made this many cupcakes at once. I felt I was treading in uncharted waters with how long they would take.
Thanks to the patience and amazing helpfulness of a few special people, these cupcakes became more of a fun Friday night project. I will admit, I get stubborn and don’t always know how to allow others to help me, but these “flowers” would not have been completed if I had not had such great backup.
The last few pictures of these reminded me of the poppies scene in the Wizard of Oz, but the only way these cupcakes would cause anyone to fall sleep would be if they put themselves in a food coma by eating them all on their own.