Monday, July 13, 2009

Martha Monday!

As a Martha expert*, I receive a lot** of questions*** about Martha****.
Such as, What is Martha up to these days? Here's the answer: Cupcakes, cupcakes and more cupcakes.

*That is a TMI statement and not at all endorsed or even known by the actual Martha Stewart.
**By 'a lot', I mean none yet, but feel free to ask me any Martha-related questions you might have.
***Of course, you can ask me questions about anything. I'm here for you!
****Not that I know that much about Martha. Did I say 'expert?' Huh, I wonder why I said that.

But it is true, Martha is into cupcakes in a big way. Last month, Martha came out with her Cupcakes book. This week, it's cupcake week on the Martha Stewart Show. And on Martha Stewart .com, she's having a Cutest Cupcakes contest.

And you know what that means, my dear readers: If Martha is into cupcakes, I'm into cupcakes. Like this coconut cupcake:

Other than wanting to be just like Martha, and other than wanting to win the Cutest Cupcake contest, I do have a great reason for having cupcakes on the brain: two coworkers have birthdays in the next week, and I want to bake something special for the two people I have come to rely on for laughs and camaraderie here at work.

Perhaps the vanilla letter cupcakes are the way to go?

But I do want something fun and playful. I really like the theme Martha has with these shark and beach cupcakes. And since we work right by the Lake, these make perfect sense.

My current plan: use Martha's coconut cupcake recipe with this beach theme. If everything goes according to plan, I'll bake and decorate terrific cupcakes, give a great gift to my coworkers, win the Cutest Cupcakes contest and begin Phase 2 of my plan for world domination.*****

*****Forget I said that last part. No need for you to worry about that! There's no TMI plan for world domination. Especially one that's really thought out with several phases. And a comprehensive to-do list. With highly detailed drawings. That I've been working on for several years. Nope, no evil mastermind genius plans here!


Lovemonger said...

Holy shark, those cupcakes look soooo yummy. Can I please have a TMI cupcake even though my bday isn't coming up? Pretty please?

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love the shark and beach cupcakes!! They make me want to start baking again. Good luck on the cupcake contest.

Chicagolandia said...

The shark cupcakes are so adorable!

Jean K. Lahm said...

Listen, I hope you do achieve world dominance. Rule #1: fun baked goods required of all households!