So we all remember the great turd cake debacle of her 7th birthday, right?
Yeah, so that was unintentionally awesome and gross all at the same time.
The truth is, I love to cook, but I really dislike baking. Obviously, I have photographic proof that I’m downright horrible at it. So when it comes to birthdays, I’m either cheap and ended up serving cakes that look like poop, or I buy something nice.
Because of what happened last year, Piper asked to go to The Flying Cupcake and have everyone pick out their own cuppie in place of cake. So that was the plan. On her birthday, we would go get cupcakes.
But I had a better (secret surprise) idea.
This past year, Piper, Nola, and I have been watching the show DC Cupcakes on Netflix as a way to wind down from the day right before bedtime. Piper has quickly become a DC Cupcake addict, and even successfully convinced Nola that for Halloween, the two of them would be the main characters from the show, sisters and cupcake shop owners, Sophie and Katherine. The plan unfortunately got derailed when she decided nobody would know who they were, despite the personalized monogrammed hot pink aprons she requested, and instead they ended up going as princesses (again, for the 3rd year in a row).
So I decided that this year, instead of turd cake, Piper would get a special delivery. Yes, flown in all the way from Washington, DC.
A dozen assorted cupcakes addressed to Piper, magically showed up on our doorstep the night before her big day.
This note basically blew her mind:
And if you’ve ever wondered what cupcakes flown across the country look like upon arrival, it’s really not too shabby at all:
HER: “So how do they know we watch the show together?”
ME: “I don’t know, I think I may have mentioned something about it on twitter once.”
*tee hee* I hope she never finds out. Also, this post is set to self destruct.
So despite it being the most expensive dozen cupcakes I’ve ever purchased, it was TOTALLY worth it. Pretty sure these smiles say it all.
Turd cake redemption in the house tonight.
*and because we’re still celebrating her birthday (and my new little writing gig with !!!Disney!!!), don’t forget I have a little BRAVE giveaway going on right now. Go enter, now!