What is it with cupcakes?
Don’t get me wrong, I love cupcakes. I love the look and how they taste and frankly the more icing the better but why have they suddenly become so popular amongst adults? Surely they’re a children’s item, usually made by cooks shorter in stature than your average kitchen demon, and most of their charm is due to the fact that they end up looking as though they were made by someone who hasn’t yet achieved full manual dexterity.
The guilty pleasure of eating cupcakes has always been assuaged somewhat by the fact that Little Darling cooked them and it would be churlish and rude to refuse one when offered.
All of which goes some way to explaining my stupefaction at their newly acquired designer status. Isn’t it just a teensy bit ridiculous that cupcakes can even be fashionable?
I find I’m humming ‘It Wasn’t Me’ by Shaggy now, all due to the fact that a certain little girl I know used to think the lyrics went thus: ‘Picture this we were both cup-caking, banging on the kitchen floor…’
This got me thinking about ridiculous fads and fashion items – you know, upside down Christmas trees, poo catcher pants, gold-laminated teeth, drinking urine, eating placenta, 4×4 cars here in the flatlands with their beautifully smooth roads, colonic irrigation and the Atkins diet. Oh yes, and reality TV, but that doesn’t really count because it’s everywhere and you don’t have to part with your hard-earned cash to get it – not directly, anyway. I mean, hands up all of you out there who actually saw an upside down Christmas tree on display and thought “Ooh yes, very stylish. Must get one,” and then handed over a wad that would have been much better spent on 3 bottles of bubbly for breakfast on the big day.
So, in a bid to increase my comment statistics, I am hoping to elicit suggestions from you, dear reader, as to what you think should appear on the all-time list of ridiculous things that a good many of us have bought that we really shouldn’t have.
Oh, and by the way, if you bought and actually wore any poo catchers, please please please post a photo… I challenge anyone to look good in them.