A Southern Grace: blending in

June 8, 2013

blending in

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Would you judge me harshly if you knew that at one point in my life, I wore camouflage in a non-hunting capacity? I hope not. I wasn't the only one.


It was a short phase, and I'm not quite sure if I was trying to be cool and fit in with my classmates or just attempting to blend in with my surroundings. If it was the latter, I would've been failing miserably, as my surroundings were a school building with white walls and gray lockers and not a lush and bosky forest. Incidentally, I've learned that even without the help of certain materials, I have an innate and useful ability to go into invisible mode and move about unnoticed, which means I observe a lot of things people might not intend for me to see...


Maybe I just liked the color scheme of camo, which actually translates brilliantly into cupcakes. I'm certainly not the first to do this; in fact, I followed this recipe almost exactly--it's a great tutorial, be sure to check it out! In addition to having a really cool appearance, these cupcakes taste quite delicious too. Plus, perhaps most importantly, the name is rife with alliteration--cookies and cream camo cupcakes!


I can think of no less than 20 variations using this method right off the top of my head. One could blend sports teams' colors, school colors, colors of countries' flags, or even wedding colors; the possibilities go on and on. Any suggestions for what I should try next?

21 comments:

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I've never been able to blend in anywhere... ;-) Those cupcakes are great!

Cheers,

Rosa

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe these are the cleverest idea!!

bellini said...

You wee blending in with your classmates Grace:D

jose manuel said...

Que chulada con los colores.
Saludos

Navaneetham Krishnan said...

Stunning. I love colors especially the bright bold ones. Thus the green is so mesmerizing, into the brown and yellow shaded cake. Love it and thumbs up for such baking skills.

vanillasugarblog said...

Oh I love these grace.
The colors alone are so cool!
I need to try doing this.

Sue/the view from great island said...

You are so creative!

~~louise~~ said...

No judgement from me Grace. You wouldn't believe some of things I wore in my youth. (Huckapoo shirts for instance:)

The cupcakes are quite creative and yes a gazillion blends seem possible. Personally, I'd love to see a Bargello quilt pattern, lol...

Thanks for sharing Grace...observing is a good thing:)

Betty said...

Lovely cupcakes! I almost didn't see them. :)

Roxanne said...

thanks for providing my daily chuckle.
Mimi

I Wilkerson said...

These are so cute! And I love the idea of school or team colors! Or how about red white and blue for the 4th of July...

Guru Uru said...

This is adorable my friend, delicious and colourful :D

Cheers
CCU

Barbara said...

Those are such a cute idea, Grace. And you're right, so many ideas come to mind re the colors!

Beth said...

What a fun idea! Believe it or not, my daughter bought a pair of camouflage shorts today.

Joanne said...

I wore a bit of camo as well in middle school...it was a phase. :) And one that I probably won't be revisiting..except in cupcake form! Yum!

Erica said...

Wow! Very creative! Love those cupcakes,Grace!

Rosita Vargas said...

Genial con colores se ven hermosos,hugs.

Gloria Baker said...

ah Grace these look absolutely georgeous and the chocolate...delicious!xo

Carolyn Jung said...

So clever -- the cupcake and the post. You have outdone yourself. ;)

Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic said...

I am the opposite - I try not to blend in! :) Love the alliteration on the recipe title. Maybe red white and blue for the upcoming July 4th?

Blond Duck said...

Who wants to blend in when you can stand out? Be your sweet self!