Five good reasons to take cupcakes to a dinner party
They’re not actual flowers. Your host wont have to unwrap them, trim the ends and grapple with a stupid flower food sachet that will only come away from the cellophane if they cut the sellotape with scissors so it dribbles all over their £310 Anthropologie dress*, find a vase and fill it with water in the sink where the beans are being refreshed in iced water. While the canapes burn to a crisp in the oven.
They’re a perfect dessert - no crockery, cutlery, washing up or running to the petrol station to get fake cream; unlike the vegan Bakewell tart that someone you don’t really like brought...
Thery’ re a bit grown-up, beautiful, and delicious, but also whimsical and cute - a reflection of your ideal dinner party (arrival) self.
They’ll double up as a celebration cake for the birthday that the dinner is in aid of, and that you’ve forgotten. This sitch will never unsettle me in the slightest: not only do I always take cupcakes to everything - even Kettlercise - I wouldn’t leave the house without a packet of cake candles.
They can be frozen. Well buttercream cupcakes can. As if anyone reading this would ever be tempted to buy fondant cupcakes lol.
You can mix and match the flavours and designs to suit the occasion. A couple with two young children will love a mixture of exquisite flower cakes with a couple of dogs thrown in. Or foxes, or pigs. Owls even. Or neon fluffy monsters.