I don’t sell my cupcakes. I’ve prepared cupcakes for weddings 1, 2, 3, and 4 (all good friends and family), but since then, I’ve steered clear of events. Baking massive quantities of cupcakes – for me – makes the whole thing more work than play. There are exceptions.
I received an email from my friend Andrew who heads up the St. Louis Osuwa Taiko. He asked if I would accept the challenge of baking 50 – 100 Japanese-inspired cupcakes for a party to celebrate the visit of their parent taiko drumming group from Japan, Osuwa Daiko. I jumped at the opportunity. I loved the idea of experimenting with Japanese flavors and serving them to people from Japan – plus, Andrew invited Jonathan and me to stay for the party! Fun!
The party far exceeded my expectations! Everyone was super friendly, and not only did they drum, but the U.S. and Japanese groups had a jam session where everyone let loose and played like no one was watching. The energy in the room was through the roof.
And then, there was this…