Do you love cupcakes? I do!
Why? Partly for their uniform serving size. They eliminate the need for a server of the little yummies to decipher what “just a sliver” means. That pesky skinny guest who is too stuffed from the 3 French fries she just consumed is forced to do her own portion control.
The uniformity factor also comes in handy for moms (and dads) serving kids at birthday or classroom parties. When all the treats are the same size you avoid the normally inevitable claim that “he got a bigger piece than me!” (Here’s a tip to make serving children go smoothly: Make sure that all the cupcakes have the same type of cake and icing too.)
The main reason I love these little gems is because of their versatility. I can put the above tip aside with older crowds and serve a potpourri of cake, icing, and topping types to make a beautiful and colorful spread (with most of my friends, that is!)
I recently had an idea to have a “make your own cupcake bar” on Thanksgiving this year and presented it to my relatives. Our genes being what they are the event quickly evolved into a cupcake decorating competition. Wednesday night before Thanksgiving we plan to bake 3 different types of cupcakes—yes, from the box. Cut us a break--it’s holiday time and we’ve got other stuff to do too. Then, on Thursday we’ll arm competitors with equal access to each type of cake and an array of icings, decorations and toppings.
The First Place prize is a gift certificate to Gigi’s Cupcakes, where the winner can treat him or herself to cupcakes like those featured above from our local Gigi’s Cupcakes at the Forum, here in Peachtree Corners, GA. Other prizes will be awarded for those who Place and Show.
The Win, Place, and Show cupcakes will be feature here on the Easy Weekly Meals blog, and on our Facebook Page.
Want to participate in our contest? Send us a picture of you decorating your cupcake, along with the finished product, and your contact email. We'll pick an online winner, and award them with a gift certificate to Gigi's Cupcakes! Use our secure email on the contact page to enter!
Have a Happy Vanilla Cupcake Day!
Stop by your local Gigi’s to celebrate.
Tune in here to see the competition results after Thanksgiving.
And stop by our products page to see what’s cooking at Easy Weekly Meals.