Last week, I celebrated my two-year anniversary at my job. That’s right: for 731 days, give or take, I’ve been delighting and entertaining my coworkers with my very presence in the office. Okay, maybe not. And not that anyone else would have remembered the date, but I wanted to do something just a little festive. I had some extra time one evening and decided that mini cupcakes were in order.
The conversation went something like this:
“I thought I’d do vanilla cupcakes with a pink frosting. Maybe I can use some maraschino cherry juice for flavour. Ooh, or that Dr. Pepper stuff I got!” (At this point, I was picturing something all princess-y.)
“Oh. But your chocolate ones are so good, have such a nice flavour.”
“Okay. Sure. I can do chocolate with a cherry or Dr. Pepper frosting.”
“Why don’t you do blue raspberry frosting again? It tasted really nice.”
Okay, so I did the blue raspberry frosting again. (It worked so nicely with the pale blue liners you can’t really see for the chocolate cake.) I thought I was smart by dissolving my drink crystals in the almond milk before adding it to the frosting, but they didn’t provide me with a sufficiently intense flavour or colour, so I added a smidge of raspberry extract and some blue food colouring. Maybe it was the addition of the extract, but it had almost a blue-bubblegum flavour this time. They might lack the characterization of their Cookie Monster predecessors, but they hold a certain charm nonetheless.
My coworkers loved them! Between 8:00 and 10:00, they managed to polish off 30 of the little suckers.
I still have to try Dr. Pepper frosting, though…