Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Shut up and eat your cupcake!

First...have I mentioned I quit smoking? I think I did a few days ago. Anywho, it fucking sucks. Seriously. Don't get me wrong...I know I'm already healthier, but I really want a cigarette. Fortunately, though, have yet to kill or maim anyone. Of course, I haven't really been around the public much, so that's probably helping.

Onto what this post is really about. I have TONS of pipe-dreams. I come  up with these crazy ideas of what I want to do for a living, and then never follow through with them. It happens all of the time. I became a consultant for Tastefully Simple...did anyone buy my shit? Fuck no. I don't think one person on my friends list on Facebook even checked out my site. Fuckers. Now I'll become inactive because I didn't sell enough product.

But one thing I've been wanting to do for some time now is open a cupcake shop. I know that owning a business is a tough job...I also know that owning and running a bakery is even tougher. But I am 100% willing to put everything I have into this. I really really want to do this. My mom laughs when I mention it, and even RD has to roll his eyes occasionally, because he knows what I'm like. I don't follow things through. I'm going to do this, though.

So far, I have a name and some ideas of what kind of cupcakes to make. I know, I know...I need an education as a pastry chef, some sort of business experience, an actual plan, and some start-up capital before this can even become a reality, but I want to get these ideas going so I have something to strive for.

I've decided to name my store "Shut-up and Eat Your Cupcake." I was watching an episode of "The Best Thing I Ever Ate" and Ted Allen was talking about this cupcake from some bakery in NYC or somewhere. He made the comment "Shut up and eat your cupcake." I turned to RD and said "Oh my god...that's what I'm naming my store." He rolled his eyes and made some patronizing comment and thought that was the end of it. Haha. If only...I pull out my day planner and start asking him what kinds of cupcakes he would like to eat. It's gotten to the point where he's been naming the most disgusting things you can think of: blood cupcake with come icing, roadkill cupcake with a putrefying gut get the picture. I think he's a little sick of my questions.

Anyway...the whole reason for writing this post was to have all of you weigh in on this. I'm going to list the cupcakes I've already come up with. Here's where you come in. I want you to tell me your opinion on the ones I come up with, and also give me some ideas for what you would like to eat. I'm not going to do that on this post; I'm going to create  new page and do it on there. I've already rambled too much on this one. Haha.

The page is up, so please feel free to check it out. Thanks!



Annah said...

Oh pipe dreams. I know exactly what you mean. I think whatever your passion is, and by that I mean, TRULY is, then follow it. Even if you fail miserably. Who knows? You may just succeed and surprise yourself along the way.

Also, good for you for quitting smoking. Hang tough. Hang tough and eat cupcakes.

Paige said...

that is the greatest fucking name ever for a store! id go there in a heart beat yo.


oh dear god please make the cupcakes! There is so much money in that business it's not even funny! Plus, you can use common art tools and make the most eye catching arrangements! DO IT...NO, DO IT NOW! ;)

*please let me taste test them ;)*