Anyone who knows me, I mean really knows me, knows that as much as I love being a mom and wife I really don’t love the whole domestic goddess thing. As a matter of fact if my husband was reading this right now you could probably hear him laughing wherever you live.
I try, I really do, but it’s just not my gift, so when I saw this Homemaker’s Challenge
from my friend Amy Bayliss
I was like, no way, this is so NOT for me
. I emailed her and told her it was a great idea and all but I would have to decline.
Little did I know that this woman really knows how to convince you to do the very thing I was planning to run from. She had a point…this could be the very thing to help me embrace all things domestic and hey, I am not one to back down from a challenge, so here I am…in the Homemaker’s Challenge! No chuckling…I can hear you!
Every good challenge or competition starts with a creative meet and greet. Take something unlike you and make it reflect who you are. We are going to do that too: with cupcakes. Oh come on! You knew we had to start this way, didn’t you?
Your Homemaker’s Challenge is to create a cupcake, or your interpretation of it, that tells us about who you are. Get creative. Think of your hobbies, heritage, looks, tastes, or think outside the cupcake wrapper and make a cupcake out of something other than cake. It is totally up to you but we must get a glimpse of who you are through your cupcake.
My cupcake was actually a group project! I have been out of town this past week at my dear friend and ministry partner’s house, Sue Cramer from Praise and Coffee
. I told her about the challenge, hey wait…I think she laughed too
, then we proceeded to work on this together. She did all the mixing and baking and I did all the decorating and staging.
The cupcake actually does say a lot about me;
- It’s a simple yellow cake mix with chocolate frosting.
- This is my favorite cake mix, simple, classic, always yummy!
- I love to work together in community, so having Sue work on this with me made this cupcake even more special!
- I whipped out her pampered chef icing kit and did a little fancy swirl on top, which is also like me, classic and simple through and through with a little pizazz.
- The silver wrapper makes it pop without being crazy and over the top.
- The star sprinkles on top are full of colors and just make you want to smile, which is what I love to do when I am around other people…lift them up and bring them joy!
- Of course all things yummy should be served with a nice cup of coffee, which always brings a smile and a great conversation!
There you have it…the Homemaker’s Challenge, Cupcake Edition
is officially checked off and completed! Whew, that wasn’t as bad as I thought, bring it on Amy, I think (maybe) I’m ready for challenge number two!
If you are interested in participating in the Homemaker’s Challenge
, then make sure you head on over today to get involved! I’d love to see you there!