Edit: I intended to get a picture of my cupcakes up this morning. My plans were foiled by four greedy little hands and two hungry little mouths. If you ever intend to take a picture of something edible, please do not leave it on the kitchen table even if you think the gate will stop poachers. It won’t.
The Cupcake Defense Council
You don’t usually associate mid-March with the holidays, do you?
But there are holidays to celebrate! Lots! First is Pi day. That was this past Sunday (3/14). Today was the Ides of March.
You don’t know what the Ides of March are? Why, March 15th is the very day that a faction of the Roman Senate descended on Julius Caesar and stuck him full of holes. You don’t celebrate that, too? Weird.
So far I have kept with my plans for these events. I made a pie yesterday, salvaging it from a recipe gone wrong (originally Lemon meringue) to create a passable treat (it became blackberry-lemon with whipped cream on top). Today I made cupcakes. White cream cheese frosting to match the tunic and toga Caesar would have been wearing, red for his bloody wounds. I know, I’m kinda sick when it comes to this kind of stuff. I will admit to figuring out in high school how to make pastry dormice with raspberry innards to replicate a Roman dish. Who wouldn’t like stuffed dormice? Am I right?
No one understands me.
Even my mother backs away a few feet when I talk about this stuff…
I’m not kidding.
Upcoming holidays are St. Patrick’s day, April Fool’s day, my son’s birthday, and Easter. Fortunately, our taxes are already in, so we can sleep well the night of April 14th.
How are you planning to celebrate the holidays?
Oh, and I blame my fixation on weird things on my upbringing. My parents raised us on Star Wars, Patton, and even took us to a torture museum in Germany. Blame them. 😉