Some people may wonder why there are so many food holidays. National Cupcake Day 2010 is the most recent confection celebration, and I say, “Why not?” I cannot understand people who have a problem with food. Having a balanced relationship with what you eat is good, but not having the time or desire for food celebration surely indicates a deep-seated problem in the individual. It doesn’t take a payday loan to be able to purchase or bake something as small and delicious as a cupcake. They’re small, they’re wonderful and they’re delicious.
L.A. Times says National Cupcake Day is “ridiculous.” They’re wrong.
Specifically, their claim is that National Cupcake Day 2010 is “a ridiculous, invented food holiday,” although they do try to cover themselves by claiming that they do support anything “that involves frosting.” Fine, but let’s enjoy good food for what it is – a celebration of life. A lack of food is closely tied to weakness, pain and death. When you have food, you have an invitation to fun. If you have an eating disorder or an otherwise twisted image of food as the enemy, I encourage you to seek professional help because you’re missing one of the joys your one life has to offer you.
OK, enough ranting. More National Cupcake Day!
Twirlit has a nice piece on National Cupcake Day. They name their favorite cupcake place – Crumbs Bake Shop – which has locations in Los Angeles and New York. Others are New York’s famous Magnolia Bakery and Sprinkles Cupcakes, which Twirlit claims has locations in L.A., Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Newport Beach, Scottsdale, Palo Alto and D.C. I’m sure there are similar cupcake shops near you; just Google it! Near my current location, I love Rocket Bakery.
What about your diet, cupcake?
Well, what about it? If you’re a professional athlete or in training for some kind of athletic event, I can see where cupcakes wouldn’t be a major food group for you. If you have Celiac disease, go for the gluten-free, but go for a cupcake at least once in a while. You can have a healthy lifestyle and still fit in a cupcake once in a while.
Sorry… cupcakes should make me happy
Here’s something to make you happy on National Cupcake Day: a chocolate cupcake recipe! Click the link for directions. Here’s what you’ll need, and it certainly won’t require payday loans – making cupcakes is simple!
- 2 c. flour
- 2 c. sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 c. shortening
- 3/4 c. water
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 c. milk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 oz melted unsweetened baking chocolate