Halloween is one of my favorite holidays or events of the year. Sadly, I have not worn a true Halloween costume in a rather long time. Last time I wore a costume I was Raggedy Ann. I loved the short dress I got to wear with it. My son, meanwhile, will be Sonic the Hedgehog for the second year in a row. He loves the sense of speed that the costume symbolizes. He is all about getting from Point A to Point B in record time. I suppose that is what a six-year old brain will process.
This year, if I got a chance to escape to the costume store, I would go ahead and get myself a strawberry shortcake cupcake costume. I would wear some 6-inch pink heels and a cool top hat. Why a cupcake costume? First off, why not?
Anyway, cupcakes historically represent baking efficiency. Further, a cupcake is a small cake designed to serve one person. It shows a certain sense, in my view, of intensity. A cupcake was innovative in that it used a volume measurement, showing a certain deference to heft. Also, cupcakes can be decorated in numerous ways on the outside and can have a number of fillings. Cupcakes hit the epitome of cool when they were featured quiet often on the HBO show Sex In the City. Cupcakes were as cool as Jimmy Choos. Interestingly, Jimmy Choo has a cupcake shoe line. They are fierce pair of shoes.
A cupcake costume represents a bit of whimsy and non-traditional view of life. By wearing a cupcake costume I would be projecting my inner self. Efficiency, intensity, heft (gravitas) and a core of fun.
Today, while I sit in my business meetings, I will be visualizing and day dreaming of my cupcake outfit running freely through the city streets of New York. Bet you never thought cupcakes could be so meaningful!