We planned a cupcake party.
It was opening weekend of the NFL playoffs. A Saturday devoted to watching the Titans vs. Chiefs, then the Falcons vs. Rams turned into a day of peek-ins to each game whenever we could. Soccer matches and toting kids about cut into viewing time.
Sunday felt much the same – only the games had changed.
And by the time I’d finished a themed dinner for the main event of the day – the hometown Carolina Panthers matchup against hated rival New Orleans Saints – both games were in the books. And it wasn’t a good look for the home team.
Still, Carolina barbecue chicken and red beans and rice – symbolizing both cities, living, at least in culinary harmony – ain’t such a bad way to go, even if the timing is a little off.
The girls and I planned to review The Cupcake Rack. Elizabeth Higby Crouch’s invention makes professional-looking cupcake displays easy – even with a guy like me calling the shots. Even with the home team losing and dessert pushed past 10 p.m.?
An easy way
Elizabeth and I connected recently on LinkedIn.
I loved her story. The way she came in without chef-like credentials and wanted to create an easy way to make a cupcake bouquet. I didn’t even know a cupcake bouquet was a thing. I thought, like most of you, that cupcakes just grew on trees.
Anyone who wants to make life easier for me gets a special spot at my buffet.
The Cupcake Rack made life easy for me. My family pitched in to make cupcakes and frosting and even agree that we’d use Tennessee Titans colors for the frosting because they were the team in the tournament we least despised.
The Cupcake Rack comes with a plastic flower pot bottom and iron rack that fits into it.
It also comes with a frosting bag and tip, and a flower decoration that we’d have used if it didn’t clash with the Titans’ colors. Maybe when we use it again for the Super Bowl, we can strap on the green flower. The Philadelphia Eagles can use all the help they can get.
The awesome thing is you don’t even have to make the cupcakes to make a display far beyond what you might consider your own capabilities.
What we loved
It was so easy to use, and also it holds 19 cupcakes. I love prime numbers. The Cupcake Rack easily made me look like the culinary equivalent of Eagles quarterback Nick Foles – not the highest pedigree, no, but just enough moxie to make something magic.
What we didn’t like
Storage. It’d be nice if everything in life could fold up and fit in the cupboard. The Cupcake Rack will take up some space, but probably getting rid of that bread machine you haven’t used since Savage Garden was a thing would be a great idea anyway.
Ready to win your own rack?
Elizabeth provided a Cupcake Rack for me to review for this post.
I love it and will use it again. Now’s your chance to win one of your own. Here’s how:
- Comment on this post and tell us what ideas you have for using The Cupcake Rack.
- Wait a week and send good vibes.
- A winner will be chosen at random on Monday, Jan. 29. Open to U.S. addresses only.
What would you do with your own Cupcake Rack?
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