If I haven’t spammed the Internet enough, my very own quote is in an AP article! Discussing mostly the phenomenon of Cupcake Camp, I had participated with a friend in baking our mojito twist cupcakes.
Because it was through AP, it was published throughout the world in Vancouver, San Francisco, msnbc, etc.
How did the writer decide to write about you?
While setting up, the writer came up to us and started asking us questions about our cupcakes. In fact, our presentation was something to really look at. I didn’t read that detail that a single cupcake was judged on its own and thought that the entire presentation would work. I had brainstormed the weeks before finally concluding that a giant martini glass would do well to showcase mojito cupcakes. We filled the bottom of the glass with frosting and put toothpicks through the mini cupcakes to make it seem like an olive.
And I spoke in my own jennism way. In my super self-conscious, easily guilt-tripped way, I was quoted saying, “Last time I think we ate a lot of cupcakes. So, we wanted to kind of off-load that guilt.”
Maybe it was cute? I am not sure.
Are you a web designer?
No. Although I am amused by the misnomer in the article (I realize that the writer was coerced to be more layperson-friendly), I am usually furious when someone calls me a web designer. I do not developâ€”I don’t like writing php, css, and html. Web designer to me signifies oh about…10 hours to come up with a web site on the fly. A web designer is also someone who does the work part-time just like how one’s teenage son would do it as a “favor” for his parents’ business.
Are you famous?
Probably not. Apparently even my friends who initially read it didn’t even see my name. One of my friends said, “ew” upon hearing about the concept of cupcake camp. And really can you even remember a single name from an article you have read? I can’t.
What did you learn?
Don’t get yourself photographed which I successfully avoided. The AP camera guy loved taking pictures of the target item fortunately.