Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Nina Reid Norwood blogs for
The Domestic Diva Mysteries
by Krista Davis
Do you like cupcakes? I could eat them every day. In fact, I have been. If I keep this up, I'll have to start wearing elastic-waist pants like Sophie. They're worth it though. The sweet indulgence of cake with that super creamy frosting is just -- well, who needs any shades of gray?
I'm an animal lover. My husband travels constantly, so I often take in foster animals. They get a peek at home life in a nice quiet, safe environment. Almost safe. I live across the street from my BFF Sophie Winston who is constantly sticking her nose into murder investigations. Other than that, we live on a pretty dull street.
It's so sad. Some of these babies have never been inside a house. I housebreak them and teach them some manners so they'll be ready to go to their furever homes. I took in a bird once. Won't be doing that again. Who would have thought a singing bird could rat on a person? I was in soooo much trouble.
To raise money for all the wonderful animal rescue organizations around here, I came up with the idea of a Cupcakes and Pupcakes weekend. Local bakers will sell cupcakes and donate a share of their profits to the cause. There are best cupcake contests, of course, and a ten-cupcake gala dinner to which canine and feline companions are welcome!
Sophie's helping me work out the details. Let's be honest. I always thought she had a cushy job as an event planner, but this is hard work! People can be really obnoxious. I won't mention any names but a certain person (N_t_sh_) is driving me up a wall. We'll be lucky if I'm not the next one to perpetrate a murder around here.
So what's your favorite kind of cupcake?