(rsvps will open May 5th)
Since we will not be meeting in May, we will be holding two in June since it's a 5 week month:) The first of two will be held at Rebecca's house in Cumming. The book we have chosen will be, A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown. Due to the authors name/title, we thought it might be nice to have a cupcake exchange. The concept is just like a cookie exchange, except it's with cupcakes:) While the cupcakes alone would be filling, please make sure that you bring a non-sweet food item so we don't OD on sweets.lol.
Synopsis of A Piece of Cake (taken from Amazon.com):
You have in your hands the strange, heart-wrenching, and exhilarating tale of a woman named Cupcake. It begins as the story of a girl orphaned twice over, once by the death of her mother and then again by a child welfare system that separated her from her stepfather and put her into the hands of an epically sadistic foster parent. But there comes a point in her preteen years—maybe it’s the night she first tries to run away and is exposed to drugs, alcohol, and sex all at once—when Cupcake’s story shifts from a tear-jerking tragedy to a dark comic blues opera. As Cupcake’s troubles grow, so do her voice and spirit. Her gut-punch sense of humor and eye for the absurd, along with her outsized will, carry her through a fateful series of events that could easily have left her dead.Young Cupcake learned to survive by turning tricks, downing hard liquor, partying like a rock star, and ingesting every drug she could find while hitchhiking up and down the California coast. She stumbled into gangbanging, drug dealing, hustling, prostitution, theft, and, eventually, the best scam of all: a series of 9-to-5 jobs. But Cupcake’s unlikely tour through the cubicle world was paralleled by a quickening descent into the nightmare of crack cocaine use, till she eventually found herself living behind a Dumpster. Astonishingly, she turned it around. With the help of a cobbled together family of eccentric fellow addicts and “angels”—a series of friends and strangers who came to her aid at pivotalmoments—she slowly transformed her life from the inside out.
Where-Rebecca's house in Cumming
Book-A Piece of Cake by Cupcake Brown
Cupcake exchange- 1) Number of cupcakes to bring will be determined by the amount of ladies attending (typically bring 1 dozen to have for the meetup and to exchange) 2) Copies of receipe for each guest 3) Please make sure to post or email what you plan to bake to prevent duplicates!
Extra item-It would be great if you could find food items that are CA centered. However, if you cannot find a recipe you like, feel free to bring a different item. For CA recipes, please visit: http://allrecipes.com/recipes/usa-regional-and-ethnic/west-coast/california/top.aspx
**Only rsvp if you plan to attend, thanks!**