Another attempt at playgroup
27 August 08
Under the pretext of celebrating Brioni’s birthday, I gave Tuesday’s playgroup another shot with some elaborately decorated buttermilk cupcakes, hoping to seriously impress the other ladies.
So I’m officially kooky. I accept that. Here’s how much trouble I went to.
I browsed through our playdough shapes to find the right flower shape for cherry blossoms. (It appears we only have two flower shapes in an entire backpack of cutters.)
It took me several hours to make about sixty flowers. (I had to use tweezers to place the sprinkles in the right places.)
On Monday evening, I went to a friend’s place and used their oven to bake the cupcakes (ours doesn’t work/hasn’t worked for years).
That took another two hours. Decorating the cupcakes took another couple of hours, so I didn’t get to bed until 11 pm and decorated some more in the morning.
I offered the elaborately decorated ice cream cone cupcakes at playgroup as a “present” to Brioni, who passed them out to the other kids.
And then I also had to organise the craft activity.
Upon some intensive soul-searching, I now realise that I was hoping (unrealistically) that one of the ladies would say, “Wow, what lovely cupcakes! Will you be my friend?”
(It didn’t work.)
I’ll take some left-over cupcakes tonight to my Bible study and see what kind of response I get.