Bowling Cupcakes

Close-up of chocolate cupcakes with bowling pin decorations
I am sure a lot of you reading this are moms.  Even if you aren’t, I would imagine you have nieces and nephews, or the random neighbor child that lives across the street always trying to sell you stuff.
Now that we are square on that…
Let’s talk germs.
I’m quite sure that no one will argue the fact that kids are germ carriers.
Hard core germ carriers.
Most moms have a high tolerance for their own kid’s germs…but it takes a special person to be fine with other’s germs.
I think about nurses and how amazing it is that they aren’t completely grossed out by sick people.  Is it just me?  You have to truly be a special person to be able to deal with all those bodily fluids.
When it comes to my own children I can deal with just about anything, it’s really incredible how, the moment you become a mother you are able to handle all sorts of STUFF that you could never deal with before.
My littlest guy is like a germ magnet…maybe magnet is not the correct word…
it’s like he seeks out new and unusually disturbing ways to expose himself to new germs on a daily basis.  Almost as if it’s his life’s mission.
Short story ~ we were in NY a few Christmases ago on our annual trek to see the tree at Rockefeller Center.  We usually take the subway, because for the kids that is part of the adventure.  My child went through this licking phase (I am not proud) and we turned to see him licking the pole in the subway.
Let me say that again…the pole.  IN. THE. SUBWAY.
The pole where countless numbers of people hold on as the train takes off.  The pole that never gets cleaned. EVER.  In the subway.
Please feel free to dry heave now, I expect it.
We didn’t know what to do!  We glanced around hoping no one else observed our genius child licking, possibly the most repulsive thing on the planet…
Well, the subway was virtually empty, but the lone homeless man at the end of the car  started gagging.  When the homeless dude who lives in a shopping cart is disgusted by your middle class son you know you’ve done some stellar parenting.
Now, I’m not like Howie Mandel, all fist pound phobic…but I just don’t like the idea of other kid’s snots on me.
Haha ~ you just got the creeps…I knew it wasn’t just me 😉
So, you see, I sort of loathe places like arcades, ball pits, indoor jungle gyms and yes, bowling alleys.
My kids love bowling.  And I kind of enjoy it…but those balls and those shoes.  Geeee-ross!
So with that said, here is a bowling bowl I can wrap my mouth around…
Close-up of a vanilla-frosted cupcake with bowling pin and ball decoration
These are some cupcakes that I made for a neighbor whose little guy had a bowling party.
Close-up of chocolate cupcakes with bowling pin and ball decorations
The bowling balls and pins are all made from fondant…
 They turned out pretty cute and the kid’s had a blast at the party!
Moral of the story:
In this season of flu, cold, cough etc. let’s all work together and wipe our kid’s noses!
Pretty please 🙂
Also, if the end of the world happens you can rest assured that my little guy will be ok…he is pretty much immune to anything at this point.

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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May 1, 2012 12:26 am

Hahahaha! I just read your post, and a few years ago we were in NYC with our then-three year old in a taxi cab, and my husband and I both looked over to see him licking the SEAT OF THE TAXICAB. Pretty sure that never gets cleaned either, and all kinds of gross things happen back there. Anyway, just thought I’d share. Love your blog, and your fantastic recipes.

Mar 16, 2010 9:23 pm

I actually graduated from nursing school and THEN realized that I was a germ-a-phobe! Never worked a day as a nurse! Crazy!
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Alicia (The Red Deer)
Feb 22, 2010 10:00 pm

Man those cupcakes look so cool!

Feb 21, 2010 8:53 pm

These are SO awesome!!! Too funny a story!

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Feb 19, 2010 8:23 pm

Gosh, those look so good. I should stop reading food blogs. You all are making me 1. hungry, and 2. want to go bake something. Good thing it's the weekend I can get in the kitchen and bake.

Feb 19, 2010 10:40 am

I love your cupcakes!!so cute!!

Feb 19, 2010 7:17 am

I love your post, it's funny!

And I love your cupcakes too, they are too cute!

Teanna DiMicco
Feb 18, 2010 4:04 pm

These cupcakes are awesome! But licking the pole!? On the subway?!!? I don't know what I'd do! Hahaha!

Feb 18, 2010 3:34 pm

Come past your blog whilst hopping I am a crafter but your cakes look amazing. Love the spongebob cake!

Feb 17, 2010 8:36 pm

just adorable!

and i agree about the germs – blech!

Feb 17, 2010 5:06 pm

I LOOOVE these cupcakes! They are amazing!! And I don't care what anyone says, bowling alleys are germ central!!

Feb 16, 2010 9:26 pm

Those are freaking adorable! What a great idea!

Feb 16, 2010 3:34 pm

You are so right — before my daughter was born I was easily grossed out — not anymore! I can only imagine how you felt seeing your son lick that pole — I'm sure I'll be calling you when my little one does it some day 🙂

Those cupcakes are ADORABLE!!

Feb 15, 2010 10:29 pm

LOVE the cupcakes – yum! I totally know what u mean about the germs – once I made the mistake of looking in Brianna's water cup before refilling it – backwash and crumbs – ick!

Feb 15, 2010 9:15 pm

Aw these are great! I love the look of these, your cupcakes are so pretty!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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