4/1/09

Cupcakes Are the Devil!

Okay, so here's how it all went down. First of all, I'm not eating sugar on account of our HUGE FITNESS THING. {Yay!} Anyway, Kadie calls me and is like, "Aahhh! My baby had a birthday and now I've got all these cupcakes...ahhhh! I'm totally bringing some over to your house for your kids..." and I'm like, "Oh, no PROBLEM. I'm TOTALLY in the zone and I won't even be interested." (and, honestly, cupcakes are NOT my fave but...well, read on...)

So Kadie brings over like a hundred cupcakes (okay, there were probably 8) and even though they were bright, happy, and totally scrumptious-looking, I was still so uninterested. (my kids ate all of their dinner, though - great bribe)

So the evening progresses...I take one kid to Scouts and the other two to Target because, well, what else is there to do? Whilst waiting for my daughter in the dressing room area, I was standing in front of floor-to-ceiling magnifying mirrors gagging at myself because...WHO IS THAT FRUMPY CHUB-GIRL?! I said to myself, "Thank goodness for our FITNESS CHALLENGE because....GEEZE." and then I thought to myself, "Gosh...I really worked it at the gym today - and I have been SO dilligent on eating very, very carefully...I better start seeing some of my hard work on my rear-end..." and so forth.

Fast Forward.....I get home, get the kiddies all tucked into bed, and head back downstairs to clean the disaster-zone kitchen. AND WHAT DO YOU THINK WAS STARING AT ME?! WITH BRIGHT BLUE AND GREEN FROSTING RICH WITH BUTTERY GOODNESS? ....cupcakes. "No, NO!" I fought myself but why? They're so little and harmless. I'll just have a little taste - after all, you're not supposed to completely deprive yourself of heavenly things because you'll never prevail! One bite later I was doubled over, moaning from sheer agony of the goodness and miraculous wonder of these buttery, moist, and ultimately evil cupcakes. "What the?" THESE THINGS ARE AMAZING... Nobody could hear my screams for help...

...So after I finished my cupcake, I wiped the frosting off of my face and out of my hair, gently and carefully wrapped the others in ten layers of saran wrap so difficult to get off that it might require a jackhammer, and put them up on top of the highest cupboard in my house.

Tomorrow is a new day...

I later found out that these cupcakes weren't just any ordinary cupcakes - they were enhanced.
So if you feel like you need the most amazing cupcake ever, here's Kadies recipe.

14 comments:

Chanda said...

I had a night like that this week. Mine were chocolate chip cookies. I don't even LIKE chocolate chip cookies! (I know, unamerican blah blah blah). And now I kinda wish I had a cupcake - crap!

Alisha said...

I see what's going on here! You caved so you gave us the recipe! Tomorrow is my birthday and Saturday my family arrives for a week-long visit, so I'm already planning on having a bad week diet-wise. Is that shameful that I'm planning on it? Oh well... family only visits once a year and birthday only happens once a year. Guess it's a good thing they happen at the same time so I can get it over with in the same week. :)

Sheri Howard said...

I totally get that! If I make dessert and don't want to eat it all day (one little bite at a time) I put it in the oven so I don't see it everything I walk in the kitchen! It helps most of the time.

ShellyStout said...

Mmmm I'm thinking of an evil plan......thinking...........thinking............ah Yes, I've got it!

Evil Plan to rule the world:
I will make Dark Chocolate Cheesecake and mail pieces of it to all my fellow "Spring Fitness" Contestants!
Wha HA ha (my evil laugh)

Kadie said...

Ok so I saw this totally funny comic strip that showed a woman looking in a mirror and her reflection was a giant cupcake. Her response was "whoa, bad mirror!" He he, ha ha! Love it!

Jenna Z said...

Ahhh ha ha! And they weren't even devil's food. Ba-dum-bum! I love Sheri's tip, thanks Sheri!!

Joanna said...

Just one won't hurt...I have had to fight so hard this week...I usually eat my toddlers left over pb&j because she leaves almost a half of a sandwich...I had to fight myself to throw it out. And fixing the sandwich, I really wanted to munch on those cheese puffs...but nope, I couldn't...Oh, I have found the best thing to eat...If you like yogurt...Yoplait makes white chocolate covered strawberries...OH, they are SO good..And Apple turnover...I swear this is really just apple pie...So Good! So not sinful!

Suz said...

I gained 2 pounds just by paying my $10. No....really!!!

Pixeltrash said...

You are so funny. We all have those moments of weakness (or insanity... not sure which). Tomorrow IS another day.

My thing to eat when I need something sweet and I'm doing NO sugar (which is about always)...

a frozen banana (you can add frozen strawberries too), 1 c. skim milk, 6 ice cubes, a drop of vanilla & 2 splendas. Blend. It tastes just like a milkshake. I swear it.

robertsfamof5 said...

Thanks Aby for the email. This post was why I am just not mentally ready to take this on. I have way too many of these days! If we didnt' have kids and all that junk in the house, it would be such much easier! Thanks anyways. Good Luck!

robertsfamof5 said...

oops. I spelled your mame wrong...sorry ABBY!

Jeanneoli said...

That is so funny!!! I have not had sugar for six days now. It is hard the first couple of days but now I am fine.....but don't tempt me with cupcakes...they ARE the devil!!!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Is it too late for me to sign up for the challenge? Last few weeks were crazy and I forgot to sign up.

Twiddle Thumbs said...

Oh I am laughing so hard (with, not at you)!
I was told a great diet secret is to toss anything you shouldn't eat in the sink and run water over it immediately.