The tale of the happy cupcakes

7 Nov

I just baked cupcakes for the first time in what may be a decade. Here’s how it unfolded, or rather, almost exploded — literary style:

oh cupcakes!

Exposition
With coffee in hand, I crack eggs, soften butter, and take out the mixer. The noise summons Johnny who grabs a chair and hauls himself up to help mix. We are alone in the kitchen. I know this doesn’t cut it as an exposition but I feel so accomplished right now I’m letting it slide.

Foreshadowing
Dumbo is playing in the living room. The cupcakes end up elephant-sized.

Inciting Force
We have no use for cupcake liners. J. says they are not necessary. I disagree but move ahead.

Conflict
Amy versus aesthetic. The cupcakes will taste like cupcakes, but they look like muffins. Good thing they will be presented to an undiscerning audience =)

Rising Action
Lots of it. This encapsulates the entire baking, which lasted 20 minutes. As noted, they were huge. Jenny said to fill the tins halfway but this was an overestimation on her part.

Crisis
See picture.

Climax
See picture.

Falling Action
This happens when Will eats the cupcakes. TK.

Resolution (Denouement)
Cupcakes are cooling atop the oven — still in their greasy pan. Whether they come out unscathed is unknown.

To be continued. Maybe.

literary elements courtesy www.orangeusd.k12.ca.us

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One Response to “The tale of the happy cupcakes”

  1. aa November 7, 2009 at 8:05 pm #

    They look good to me! You should be writing for a magazine and getting PAID for it!

    xoxo

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