Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sexy Cupcake Saturday!!

Oh cupcakes... cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes.

My husband and I are staring at the computer monitor and giggling like idiots because I just keep saying "cupcakes," and we're salivating like a pair of sugar addicted dogs in a sad, sad psychology experiment.

On with the show...

Yesterday, we had a man come out and give us an estimate on a sun room. Long story short, it's about $47,000... which is $45,400 MORE than we can afford and 1/3 of the cost of our entire house.

Soooooo, NO.

To make a long story only moderately lengthy, while this man was telling us what an awesome product he could install I began to get bored. Really, seriously bored. I have a short attention span, I can't help it. So when this HUGE yellow butterfly with black spots flew over his head, I was momentarily freed from my boredom as nature provided me with a spectacular 30 seconds of color and beauty... and then the butterfly was gone, and the sales pitch continued.

There is a point to all this, you know. Cupcakes are a lot like butterflies. They are beautiful, they can be a conversational piece, they can take a boring ass table and provide it with the Pièce de Résistance.

Here's the clincher: while both the butterfly and the cupcake are short lived beauties, with the butterfly you are only left with the memory of how pretty it looked when it was fluttering through your yard.

Cue the cupcake:

It is beautiful before you scarf it down... and then, in many cases, you are left with ANOTHER beautiful cupcake to scarf down, and then another, and then another. Until all you're left with is the fat on your ass.

My point: both are beautiful in moderation. Have ONE cupcake and pass the plate, people.


Amanda said...

The butterfly cupcakes are too pretty to eat! I wouldn't be able to do it. I am actually planning on making toasted coconut cupcakes this week. Yum!

Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Amy said...

Oh, I don't know about just one cupcake...maybe two and then I could pass the plate. I love those butterfly pretty!!

Happy Saturday Sharefest!

Bianca @ South Bay Rants n Raves said...

Happy SITS Day!

Those butterfly cupcakes are beautiful. What a way to start the beautiful month of May! Clearly the best of both worlds! But yes while one leaves you with a memory to which you can smile about, the other one leaves you with something you need to work off for years! hehehe :) Have a great weekend!

Lady Hill said...

mmmm cupcakes.
I love cupcakes. I am craving cupcakes.
If you post about cupcakes regularly I might just become your biggest fan.
I'm your newest follower. :-)
Happy Saturday Sharefest!

~Lady Hill

Rachel Cotterill said...

Love the butterfly cupcakes. I would definitely have to eat more than one!

I am Harriet said...

Hi there.
Enjoyed your post.

Stopping by from Saturday SITS fest to say hello.
Have a great weekend!

Cheryl D. said...

Stopping by via SITS! I think butterflies are beautiful in abundance too! Just saying...

Brandi said...

Never met a cupcake I didn't like. ;)

Stopping by from SITS... GOOD LUCK on the new job this a.m.!!! Have a great day!

Libby said...

HAHAHAHA! I love it. Especially the "in moderation" warning.
Cupcakes aren't too popular here in Holland, but that doesn't stop me from making them myself! :-D