This week, I’ve admittedly been at a loss for words. I think that I could have said most everything that I needed to say with cupcakes, though. As in my previous post (“I Wish I’d Had a Cupcake in My Purse: How Do You Show Compassion?”), I believe that I could have expressed much of my sympathy with a cupcake. I also believe that I could have shown my joy for my friends’ successes with cupcakes. Cupcakes are just funny like that—they can express both commiseration and joy. I’m not sure if other baked goods have that unique attribute. For example, I feel like a pie is always to celebrate, a cheesecake is either something simply to complete a meal with or something that dulls the sharp edge of a broken heart, and a cookie is for a reward. Although, that last one may be because I’ve been hanging out with my dog too much . . . . Anyway, in honor of the cupcake, here are some cupcakes that I’ve made. I’m not a professional baker (heck, I’m an English major!), so please don’t be too harsh in your judgments. If you want to know how I made any of the cupcakes or the cute decorations, just ask in the comments section below.