Julia Painter is one of my old Wisdom Beverage co-workers. She started working out of Wisdom’s main office High Point (now Winston-Salem) office a few months after I came on board in 2008. At the time, I managed our Non-Traditional market out of Durham and only saw Julia at statewide team wine meetings. When I started to manage our Red Bull On-Premise business for the company a few years ago, I was able to get to know and be-friend Julia through ride-withs, Red Bull happenings, and weekly meetings.
Julia has moved on to bigger and better places, but luckily enough now works for RNDC out of the Greensboro area, so we can still catch-up on life AND work together on events and promotions in the market… and of course, order cupcakes!
Julia emailed me while I was in Europe asking if I was free to bake cupcakes for a friend’s upcoming bridal shower in High Point. She wanted chocolate cupcakes with some sort of monogram as the topper, but really wasn’t looking for a crazy cupcake.
She really wanted a cream cheese frosting for the chocolate cupcakes and periwinkle color for the toppers. We went back and forth on monogram ideas trying to find the perfect design. She really loved a ceratin curly cue M, but needed a K… immediately, I was on the hunt!
I found the most perfect K to use and then recommended that some of the cupcakes had a chocolate frosting since not everyone is a fan of cream cheese.
BAM! Bridal cupcakes ready for a gorgeous Saturday morning!
Now, let’s talk about this baking morning for a second.
-This was my first real Saturday back after a full-busy week at work running a route every day in Greensboro since we had been back from Europe.
-I had 3 other important detailed orders that day.
-Somehow I had to get Julia’s cupcakes to Greensboro.
Let’s talk about my pre-plan for this morning.
-I had worked on toppers every night after coming home from Greensboro. Still wasn’t enough prep-time, but the attempt was there.
-Woke up at 3am that morning. Still not early enough.
-Grocery shopped several days ahead and scheduled out everything I would need to do in preparation for Saturday. Still not enough time for everything.
-Originally, I was going to try and get Julia’s cupcake order to her on Friday evening. There was no way that was happening!
Looked at Tyler on Saturday morning aka his ONLY day off that week in the midst of tears and asked kindly if he would drive cupcakes to Julia in Greensboro. He didn’t even blink before saying “Yes”.
Folks, I am a lucky wife. This husband of mine may possibly fart more than any other human-being on the planet, not shut the door when he uses the bathroom while stinking up the entire house, make an ass of himself in front of family and friends and completely embarrass me, and refuse to do any yard work at all, BUT he absolutely loves me more than anything in this world… and I’d take embarrassment of insane Tyler any day, because I love him even more.
Ok, ok… enough mussy stuff.
Tyler pulled it out for the team and headed to Greensboro while I worked on the rest of my orders!
A couple hours later, I received several sweet photo texts from Julia:
“The cupcakes look so great! Thank you so much! You are fabulous :)”
Gah, those hydrangeas are gorgeous! I love how they matched the cupcake toppers. Thank you again Julia for inviting me to be a part of your friend’s bridal shower!
YOU are the fabulous one!
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