Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cupcakes are like snow


Just like you shouldn't eat yellow snow, you should also beware of yellow cupcakes. Someone might have pee'd in them. Or in the case of Aaron's cupcake last night - put peas (the green vegetable) in them. Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha.

It started out a bit more elaborate than that. Alicia and I (okay, just Alicia) was going to make cupcakes and then make one single meatloaf cupcake and frost it with mashed potatoes and give it to Aaron for desert. Turns out that was going to be complicated, for a number of reasons, so we decided to frost a regular cupcake with mashed potatoes.

At the last minute we also added green peas to the cupcake batter (just one cupcake) and it was a good thing we did. Because turns out the consistency of mashed potatoes and frosting aren't really the same, and I put too much food coloring in the potatoes so it just wasn't going to be believable. However Aaron had no doubt heard the incessant giggling between Alicia and I and would suspect something was up.

So we pretended to get "caught" putting the mashed potato frosting on a (non pea) cupcake and then feed him the pea cupcake with regular frosting. He "caught" us and our plan worked perfectly. "Oh dang" we said, "you are too fast for us." Then he proceeded to pick out three of the cupcakes - NONE OF WHICH WAS THE PEA CAKE that we had artfully displayed front and center. Grrrr...

So I did what any self respecting wife would do. I stole one of his cakes right in front of him and popped it in my mouth - then I feigned remorse and went to get him a new one. He He he. Ooooh, I am so sneaky.

Two bites in he sees the peas and Alicia and I snickered. THEN HE FINISHED THE CUPCAKE - which, after a day of anticipation was simply too much for us and we hit the ground laughing.

Poor Aaron, no one likes to be the brunt of a joke perpetuated by two other people. But hey, it was April Fools with Connell girls in the house so what was he expecting?

12 comments:

jamerlou said...

Good stuff! We didn't really do anything sneaky for April Fool's Day. I'm glad someone did!

noah and alyssa said...

peas in the cupcakes! why didn't i think of that? so crafty! my husband says that's so very not cool. he he. i can never think of anything like that. mine always center around telling people i'm quiting work, or preggers, and since neither one of those is true, it could be a really bad joke. good job!

Maria said...

Aaron is a good sport! I have to wonder if "hitting the ground laughing" is a part of what doctors would consider "bed rest", however. :) Your baby must have known her mommy was having a fun night!! (Or at least wondered what the earthquake was all about!!)

Crystal said...

Peas in cupcakes.....smashed snickers in diapers....you're a genius :)

Josie said...

Ha! I got Aaron at work on April Fool's day. Here Aaron is our computer guy, if you hvae a problem with your pc, check w/aaron. So first thing in the morning I put a sticky on the bottom of his laser mouse. It made it seem like the mouse wasn't working. He disconnected the cables, rebooted, all while a few of us girls were giggling at him. Love, April Fool's Day! and he's a good sport.
Josie

Sweet Em said...

Josie - Aaron tried that on Alicia on April 2nd, she figured it out pretty quickly...ha ha ha ha.

MindySue said...

Way to go. I didn't even THINK about April Fool's Day. Oops. Still Kudos to your creative family.

Andrea said...

Pure Genius! And he finished the whole thing? What a trooper. Although, this IS Aaron.
Regarding Josie's mouse prank...She tried it on a few of us but only Aaron really fell for it.

Ashley said...

HOW FUNNY! Classic... I will have to remember that one. =) You are two clever little girls. Richards says good job on that one (but now I can't pull it on him for a couple years.)

cousin ashley

Aaron said...

In my defense, I helped someone only 2 days previous because his mouse stopped working, it turned out all his USB ports stopped working because of his iphone, so..... my mind immediately jumped to that when my mouse stopped working. Though I will give credit to Josie and Emily for both catching me off guard on April Fools, just you wait, payback will be a lot of fun.

Mattsmom said...

Ahahaha! Funny!
April Fools is cool.

Sara said...

Hey!! : ) I found your blog!! You're such a great writer!! I LOVE reading your stuff!! Nice prank. : ) --I love your pictures too!! : ) Your fam is so, so, SO SWEET. : ) I love Tessa's tiny smiles. : )