A couple of months ago, my friend Amber sent me a message over Skype:
“Do you want to help me make 300 cupcakes for my cousin’s wedding?”
“hahaha” I replied.
“I’m not joking,” she said in return.
I didn’t really think twice about it, to be honest. There are certain people you just say yes to when it comes to requests of help. Aside from imagining the hell it would be for Amber to make so many cupcakes by herself, it just seemed like fun to spend a day baking with friends. We
forced asked our friend Steff to take the day off work, and before we knew it, the day was upon us.
My original plan for this post was to do a complete run-down of how we managed to make and frost 288 cupcakes (in three different flavors) in about 8 hours, but two things happened. First of all, making cupcakes takes time and requires concentration so you don’t screw up the recipe.
Secondly, aside from a few snaps we managed to take before starting and during the frosting process, there are no photos. No photos of the three of us posing together with boxes and boxes of finished cupcakes, no photos of Steff covered completely in powdered sugar (you’re welcome, Steff), no process shots featuring looks of intense concentration.
We keep our phones tucked away when we are together, whether it is during lunch at a barbecue joint or spending an entire exhausting day baking. Just like when you are with people that allow for comfortable silence, not pulling out a phone every two minutes is a sign of true friendship. Life still happens if you don’t Instagram it.