Me: Hey, so bluRopes is coming up soon... And I've just had a really crazy idea!
Husband: ... Go on.
Me: So you know how church is having a barbeque... Well, we could also have cupcakes to sell!!
Husband: Okay, but who's going to make them?
Me: Well, I could!
Husband: No. Absolutely not. Under no circumstances. No cupcakes.
Husband: No cupcakes.
-- A few days later --
Me: So, you remember how you said you were fine with me making some cupcakes for bluRopes?
Husband: No, I remember saying absolutely no cupcakes.
Me: But I've already got ideas for how to do them! They could have blue icing, and I could make melted chocolate musical notes to put on top of them!
Husband: Uh huh.
Me: Because it's a music event... Called bluRopes.
Husband: I get it.
Me: With music! You play music, and therefore you'd like me to make cupcakes.
Husband: That's a kind of twisted logic.
Me: Maybe I'll just make just a few... I promise I won't go crazy.
Husband: Fine. But don't make more than a hundred. Like, seriously. Not even a hundred and one.
Me: Okay, no more than a hundred... (clapping my hands in delight because he had changed his mind!)
-- Two weeks until bluRopes --
Husband: (checking Facebook at the time, looking at a photo I had posted of our re-arranged freezer with perhaps a few more than 100 cupcakes in it) Nat, why do we have 218 cupcakes in the freezer?!
Me: Um... I kind of maybe baked another 100 cupcakes... Today.
Husband: You did what?!
Me: But it's okay! They're all in the freezer; I washed up afterwards, and I won't bake any more... Because, well, there's no more room left anyway...
-- One week until bluRopes --
Me: So with the cupcakes, right... I was thinking that maybe we could wrap them up?
Husband: No. Absolutely not. No wrapping. Bakeries don't wrap their cupcakes!
Me: But they will look so pretty - like little presents!
Husband: Nat. Seriously. There's no need to wrap them. They can just be put straight into people's hands on the night.
Me: But what if they want to keep it until later?
Husband: That's their problem!
Me: But I may have already bought little bags for them...
Husband: I thought you promised you wouldn't go mental.
-- The night before bluRopes --
I made more cupcakes... And also decided that instead of just blue icing for all of them, I would make a blue/green icing combination, and a red/yellow combination, because Redwoods was also playing! I couldn't have felt more proud of my own brilliance!
I also melted chocolate and traced musical note upon musical note onto baking paper and set them aside - ready for the following day!
-- The day of bluRopes --
Starting pretty much as soon as I woke up and made myself a coffee, I took the cupcakes out of the freezer and placed them in rows over the (entire) kitchen bench, all in their colour co-ordinated (blue/green and red/yellow) sections... Oh man! I forgot about pink! While they were defrosting, I made (in batches) 3.5 kilos of icing... I then counted how many of each colour I had, and without wanting it all to be colourfully imbalanced, I decided that the pink ones could have a white/chocolate combination on them.
With batches of icing, I piped the icing onto the cupcakes. Then I went around and placed the chocolate musical notes on them...
I don't even remember which one it was!
Well... About half of them sold.