We've talked about my love for cupcakes.
So, it should come as no surprise that I have been in love with The Cupcake Courier for some time now. It's sleek, stylish and super-useful in transporting cupcakes to and fro. (Because we all like to go "to and fro" with our cupcakes, right? And the last time I went "to and fro" with my cupcakes in a regular container, I ended up with a hot mess. Mmm hmmm, that's a whole post for another time, sweet people.)
But, as sleek and stylish and useful as it is, I wasn't about to pay $35 for one (plus shipping).
So, when I saw this little happy place in our local Costco after Christmas, I almost died.
Once I zoomed in and got a look at the price, I did DIE. I DIED, y'all.
Then I swiftly put two in my cart and moseyed right up to the checkout line.
My first thought was to give this to a friend with children (and I still like that thought). But, my sister decided to give hers as a baby shower gift. I thought that was fantastic! I love gifts that are different and out of the ordinary. Her theory was that the new mom is about to be making cupcakes for the next 10 years (or longer), so why not give her something awesome to carry them in. LOVE IT!
When I got mine home, I decided to personalize it. (Hello. I'm Leigh. I have an addiction to personalizing things.)
I peeled the sticker off of the front.
I cut a vinyl letter using my Cricut Expression and stuck it on. I chose white vinyl for the letter (I'll tell you why in a minute).
Then I tied some fun ribbon on the handle. (Hi. I'm Leigh. I also have an addiction to tying ribbon onto everything I can.)
Now, here's why I chose white vinyl: for each holiday or occasion, I will change out my ribbon colors to match the event. With a white letter, it will always match! HA! HOW ABOUT THAT FOR "THINKING IT THROUGH?!?"
Plus, I think the white just looks classy. (Hi. I'm Leigh. One more thing: I'm addicted to classy.)
So, there you have it!
A great gift for a friend, new mom, old mom, mom with lots of kids, cupcake lover, muffin lover, just about anyone!
Oh, and just so you know, it comes with three removable cupcake/muffin trays and three flat sheets for cookies or cakes or pies! Yay!
I hope your local Costco carries them too.
And, I hope you have a membership there.
Or know someone with one.
Happy cupcake carrying!
*UPDATE* - As of 3/20/2011, Costco STILL has the Cupcake Courier and has it marked down to $9.97. The manager at our Costco (Spartanburg, SC) told me that once they're gone, they're gone. RUN, people. Go get your Cupcake Courier for LESS THAN $10 while you still can!