General life advice

31 Jul

Never, ever, ever decide to decorate 2000 cake pops with sanding sugar and sparkles and have a team that consists of two four year olds, an eight year old and an eleven year old.


Holy fucking melted chocolate and sparkly sugar everywhere!


And the super awesome good news? We managed to get just over 200 cake pops decorated.

1800 more to go!


What on earth was I thinking?

Guess I’ll be up early tomorrow!

Lots of love,


19 Responses to “General life advice”

  1. mikebuchanan1957 July 31, 2013 at 20:25 #

    Haha priceless – thanks JB! All the more so for having nothing whatsoever to do with feminists or any other crazies.

    Mike Buchanan

    (and the women who love them)


  2. Joe July 31, 2013 at 21:06 #



  3. B July 31, 2013 at 21:25 #

    I think I may give cake pops a go with weekend with my 2 year old and 6 year old this weekend. Not 2000 though lol. We’ll stick to around 20. 🙂


  4. Liz July 31, 2013 at 21:36 #

    Two THOUSAND cake pops?
    God’s holy trousers.

    Delegation is the sweetest word in the English language. Appropriate in this situation. You need minions. FAST (minions over the age of 12). Time to form a cake-pop-decorating-mom-club.


  5. judgybitch July 31, 2013 at 21:37 #

    Schedule, oh six hours, and you should be good!



  6. PrinceCharming July 31, 2013 at 21:43 #

    I like cooking, hate baking. This is one big reason why.


  7. LostSailor July 31, 2013 at 22:44 #

    I, too, enjoy cooking and have gotten pretty good at it, but baking was always the ex’s province.

    But let’s be honest here. Two thousand cake pops? This may be a sign of early-onset delusion. Maybe next time a little less judgy and a little more judgment…


  8. SuperAwesomeGuy August 1, 2013 at 00:06 #

    glutton for punishment maybe?


  9. Marlo Rocci August 1, 2013 at 01:23 #

    you’re doomed.


  10. Keen Observer August 1, 2013 at 02:18 #

    I mind neither cooking nor baking. However, I hatehatehatehatehate cleaning up after.

    And the first rule of volunteering is…never volunteer. 😉


  11. feeriker August 1, 2013 at 05:15 #

    The price of having kids who get involved in things that require fundraising. One of parenthood’s “merit badge” challenges.


  12. Chris August 1, 2013 at 06:26 #

    Who in the school Mamma’s coercion society sicked this job onto you? And more important, who cah you “ahem” encourage to help? Post pubertal girls preferred… as therapy against liking them cupcakes 🙂


  13. pukeko60 August 1, 2013 at 06:27 #



  14. Aye. August 1, 2013 at 14:32 #

    I always sort of thought of the cake pop as the needlessly trendy (and probably complicated) version of the cupcake. If I am (for some reason) going to make a ridiculously complex single serve cake, I pick petit-feur, every time.

    But I don’t have kids, or any sort of PTA entity to contend with, so I can worry less about the ‘fun’ appeal of my baked goods.

    I am definitely impressed with how you took that challenge on. I bet no one else is running around making 2k of anything!


  15. LostSailor August 1, 2013 at 15:00 #

    Or perhaps just a gluten for punishment…


  16. M3 August 1, 2013 at 15:06 #


    Your kitchen gives me wood.

    Lots of luv,


  17. M3 August 1, 2013 at 15:07 #

    Heheh, Despicable Me Minions



  18. Liz August 1, 2013 at 15:40 #

    Those tile countertops give me a headache.
    Been there, done that, looks good but wow, what an @ss pain to clean, especially with kids.


  19. Sterling August 4, 2013 at 14:07 #

    Hahaha! Love ya work, JB!
    Question, have you considered doing an advice column aimed at young women who want to be married and raise a family?
    I think you’d be great at it. Teach some hard facts and good skills for a happy marriage.


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