so cool, these fancy images on the cupcakes are called ticings.
They are like stickers for cupcakes!
(two of my favorite things!)
After visiting with my Dad at breakfast this morning he silently watched me get pack up the Sprout to get him ready for music class this morning. My Dad quietly asked, 'you don't really think you'd have as much fun with a little girl do you?' My response was quick and smooth, "No, of course not Dad. I much prefer to standing in the freezing cold watching cranes to baking cookies and playing tea party, I love having to stop and park at each construction site with in a 30 km radius of our home instead of scouring malls for the perfect pair of pink shoes. I crave chasing down Bob the Builder and 4 square DVD's and any other discontinued paraphernalia on eBay for my son who calls out for "Bob" in the middle of the night. I love having dinosaurs stomp on perfectly iced cupcakes, monsters mash my intricately iced cookies and watch my son draw mustaches on the family portrait of stick men we just completed on his chalkboard." As quick as the words flowed, I smiled, I blinked away a tear and I hugged my little boy even closer. I have no idea when or how it happened, it was true, all of it. I may fall behind on the best dressed toddler, but I can tell you we have 4 cranes in a 5 block radius of our house, 2 blue, 2 orange and one yellow. I can now tell a fork lift from a bulldozer and am contemplating getting my own hard hat. I care a little less about how my cupcakes look and more about how they taste. I own a new pair of rubber boots and am proud to be seen splashing in puddles with my son. I really do love it.