Last week a Mom called me asking if I deliver. She stated she was in Iowa and her son had moved here a few months ago and was a little down. I said that I do deliver and asked what she wanted for him. She said, “just something to brighten his day”. So after talking a little more we came up with some cupcakes with smiley faces just to make him smile.
These happen to be vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream. I tinted vanilla buttercream for the bright colors of the faces. At first, the faces were ok. But they needed something more. I mean, this was a young man who was living here on his own. He can’t have just plain smiley faces, right? So I added some hair. My son personally liked the comb-over blue guy. I think these would certainly brighten up my day if someone sent them to me!
The best part was the delivery though. I drove this dozen of cupcakes over to his place of work. I walked in asking for him by name. After being pointed in his direction, he came walking toward me with a skeptical look. I was carrying a box of something. No one could see into that box. Maybe I should switch to window boxes. But after I explained that his mama was trying to brighten up his day, the biggest smile I’ve ever seen on a young man appeared. That’s why I loved this order so much!
I spoke with the Mom after and she said that he loved the whole thing. And the cupcakes were good. His roommate apparently ate 3 before making sure they were available for him to eat!
I also realized that my kids are going to be so embarrassed by me when they go off to college. Oh, the joys of motherhood, right? 😉