I'm throwing this out there for your consumption, opinion and general take on what I am fast calling, "The Cupcake Chronicles". So my daughter's high school class is having a semi-formal dance this Saturday, and a committee of parents has put together decorations, food lists, chaperone's, etc for said dance. Let me preface this by saying that I NEVER join those committees because the ladies that preside over them regularly are not my "kind", but I will help out now and then how ever I can, as most parent do.
The ladies sent out a list of foods that parents could volunteer bring to drop off at the dance location on this Saturday morning for set-up. Last week I volunteered to buy "60 mini vanilla cupcakes with red frosting". I figured that this would easy for me, as my shop is located very close to our local supermarket, where mini cupcakes are sold by the dozen. Last Friday I got an email from the parent coordinating the food stating that I should probably order the cupcakes ahead of time because as she put it, "the ladies are very specific about the vanilla and red frosting because it goes along with the "Fire and Ice" theme of the evening."
Ok, I'm hip to that. I like things to coordinate also. So I walked over to the market to place the order. The market bakery tells me NO CAN DO on the "custom mini's" because the mini's that they sell come in already made and packaged. They tell me they can do the regular size-no problem-but the mini's are half chocolate and half vanilla and the icing color is pretty much a crap shoot. So I place the order, figuring the large ones are just as good if not better, but I'm wondering if they still need 60. I shoot a quick e-mail to the coordinating parent to find out if the large ones are OK at 60 and the frosting quickly hits the fan.
I get an email back from the other volunteer who is supplying 60 mini cupcakes also stating this,
"I have two little muffin pans that make 12 mini cupcakes each, so I was thinking of just buying yellow cake mix, white frosting and red food coloring and making 2 and a half batches with my two pans."
You've got to be kidding me. Now they want me to BAKE the cupcakes? Now don't get me wrong, I don't really have a problem with the baking thing. I can bake like nobody's business and actually enjoy the entire process, but here's the thing. I FRICKEN WORK EVERYDAY! I do not want to bake 60 mini vanilla cupcakes with red frosting if I don't have to.
Am I wrong here?
So this goes back and forth on email yesterday, and I was so disgusted, that I didn't respond and I just watched what happened as they communicated via email. They go back and forth about where else I can order them and this and that and how they are for the "Fire side" of the food tables, yada, yada, yada, and I realize that these ladies have too much time on their hands.
Big or small, cupcakes are cupcakes. I'll volunteer to spring for all of them if I don't have to bake them.
So after a good night's sleep, this morning I sent this email:
Sorry for no response yesterday, as I was unable to check email for most of the day. Looks like I'm baking, unless Roche Bros makes them, but I am not in possession of mini cupcake tins nor the opportunity to go and purchase them by Friday, since I work full time. If Annie could lend me hers, I will commit my Friday night to baking the 60 vanilla mini cupcakes with red frosting.
Was that snarky? My bad.
You think my daughter will notice whether her cupcake is mini or not?
You think my daughter really cares?