Friday, August 17, 2012

Do you feel like a cupcake?

Do you want to hear a story?
Here you go:

One day, a few months after being released from the hospital in 2009,
I was in the dumps.
To cheer me up, Courtney took me to this little bake shop in Provo,
I was never the same.
I ate and fell in love with a cupcake called "vanilla squared".
I jokingly suggested that that cupcake should be renamed to the
VaNIElla Squared
because I was pretty sure I myself could
keep that flavor selection going with my frequent visits.
{You can read that post here}

Well, at the time, I didn't know who was behind this creation of culinary magic.
But shortly thereafter, THE Sweet Tooth Fairy, Megan Faulkner Brown, emailed me.
And to my utter surprise she informed me that she had read my blog and that she was in fact going to rename her cupcake to the VaNIElla Squared.

Coupled with the news of this renaming, Megan also told me she'd like to hold a fundraiser in our behalf -- proceeds from the sale of the VaNIElla Squared cupcakes would go to the burn centers that nursed me back to health. I was, yet again, surprised and so grateful at this gesture.
And so here we are three years later and Megan and I are dear friends.
She has 10 locations in Utah and Arizona and my dear friend is still holding the annual fundraisers for the burn centers at all of her bake shops.

It has been so fun to meet so many of you over the past few years at this event.
And I'd love to see you this weekend. So, pop into a Sweet Tooth Fairy on
Saturday August 18th, and get yourself a delicious VaNIElla Squared cupcake
(among other delicious treats they have available).
I'll be at the Provo in the afternoon and I'd love to say hi!

See you then!