So next Thursday night is our annual bowling banquet down at the VFW hall. Another successful season for Sully, Marv, Stinky Pete and myself. We call ourselves the “Balls of Steel”, and this year we moved up one slot and finished in seventh place, ahead of the “Alley Katz”, and just behind the “Pin Ballers”.
But the highlight of the year is the banquet. Big Cathy brings her karaoke machine from Defuniak Springs and it’s a pot luck affair. Little Al from Al’s Bar provides the burgers, and this year I’m debating what to bring. Usually I bring the dip but Stinky Pete and Marv are notorious double dippers. Sully doesn’t care what I bring as long as he has an ice cold Miller High Life in front of him.
I was watching an episode of Cupcake Wars on the food station the other night snacking on a Hostess CupCake with my miniature schnauzer Cupcake and all of sudden it hit me. I’ll bring cupcakes to the banquet!
As faithful readers know I have three passions in my life as far as entertainment goes. Bowling, baking and bocce ball, so this was a no-brainer for me.
I found some old cupcake cookbooks and as I leafed through them they all were dated, boring and had been done to death. I had to find something cutting edge for my cupcakes, after all, this year I led the league in most balls stuck in the automatic pinsetter and most thumbs smashed on the ball return. Expectations for me would be high.
Check out the list for some exciting cutting edge cupcake ideas, try them out at home and let the pins fall where they may. You may like them or hate them you may be split, sorry, but that’s how I roll. Hurry, there’s not a moment to spare.