Sunday, 11 September 2011
The rentrée, word with which French people defines the return to work or to school after the summer holidays, is something quite tricky for me. In a certain way, I guess it is a kind of little trauma with which we have to cope each time when, after almost two months of absence, we cross the threshold of a house semi-abandoned, covered by dust and occupied only by withered plants. What is, indeed, more unnerving than to have to leave the harmonious sound of birds and cicadas, which accompanied our summer awakenings, and come back to the odious and anxious sound of alarm clocks and of traffic jams downstairs in the street? What is more awful than to find ourselves again catapulted into a crowd of sweaty and not-really-good-smelting people in the subway, after that we get used to breathe the fresh and sweet smell of marine breeze?
For being able to afford this horrific situation, a great help is represented by candies and sweeties, such these very tasting cupcakes! Hopefully, Paris provides a wide range of sweet consolations to modern-life frustrations: this city could be considered as a flavour Mecca, plentiful of little temples of sweeties that offer all of what our palates (and our eyes) need! Indeed, these little cupcakes are, more than delicious, really cute, to the extent that they inspired me a new collection of rubber stamps! I've taken decision to hand carve a set of cupcake rubber stamps, which you can combine in different colours and flavours, with which to decorate all your letters, diaries, dresses and so forth... until when you will be able to make sweeter the harsh return to work! And, in the case of rubber stamps, with zero calories!! You can find this sweet cupcake collection on my Etsy... I hope you find it tasty!