This may come as a shock to you all, but it’s raining here.
It’s rained so much these last few weeks, that the neighboring farms could easily replace their drowned corn with rice.
I hope Arizona and Colorado aren’t harboring any resentment towards us. Nobody wishes more that they were getting it instead.
But I do have to say, I’m kinda glad the sun wasn’t tempting me to go outside today. My days off are split again, and I had made a bunch of 4th of July baking promises to some co-workers. Today was the only day I could fit it all in.
These Fire Cracker Cupcakes came about because my HR person at the hotel mentioned how she’d seen cupcakes with Pop Rocks for decorations. The entire back office began talking excitedly about cool those would be, and before I knew what was happening, I was roped into making some. I didn’t mind. They sounded fun. I just didn’t realize I would have only one day to do them, and that day was the day I had promised a different co-worker that I would make her strawberry red, white and blue cupcakes.
I have Pinterest to thank for the strawberry ideas. But I think I have myself to blame for the fire cracker decorations on the Pop Rock cupcakes. I mean, I may have seen them on Pinterest, but the fact that Hubby and Mario are making fun of them leads me to believe it musta been my idea. I don’t know. I think frayed Twist and Pulls look remarkably like fire works.
And the Pop Rocks were crackin’ me up. As soon as I put them on the frosting, they began popping and sizzling. Occasionally, one would pop up into the air causing me to jump. For a brief moment I considered putting the rest on at the hotel so everyone could enjoy the “show”, but continued on anyway. Now that they’re all melted and/or dissolved, I wish I’d listened to myself better. I plan to bring in the extra candy along with the cupcakes, in case anyone desires to experiment.
Yesterday I regretted making all these promises. It’s been very busy at work (shocking!), and with only one day off to recover before an even busier holiday weekend to come, I really wanted to be a sloth. But once I got started, things flowed smoothly.
Now I just gotta get them all to work in one piece – along with myself. My commute these next few days is going to be tricky. All roads leading to our hotel will be blocked off, so I have to finagle and sweet talk my way there. And if that doesn’t work, I’ll have to allow time to park far away and walk in. With all them cupcakes.
Happy Fourth of July to you all, from your St. Louis blog friend!