Cup Cakes and Taboo
Cup cake is definitely not a taboo at my home. When we had to invite some 20 odd guests for our son’s first birthday party, cup cakes were a natural choice. The number of cup cakes we ordered far exceeded the number of guests who ended up eating them. So we have about a dozen and a half cup cakes resting in our refrigerators waiting to be consumed. It is not a fair game.
But “Taboo” is a fun game. How can you have your team members guess Katie Couric without giving them Matt Lauer, NBC, News, Breast Cancer and Today as clues? That is the game in short and the team I played for did pretty good. A little bit of general awareness, some creativity and may be some presence of mind are all you need to have some real good fun while playing this game, albeit beer is always a welcome “garnish”.
The garnish we had on our cup cakes was a colorful icing of “Bob the Builder” with some sprinkles. Now, I really do not know much about Bob except that he tasted good. But my son, who we think will get to like Bob as he grows older, was sure fascinated by the colors. He is just too little to finish all the cup cakes so he left most of them for the adults to finish. The adults – ?? Hmm..There were some who were sugar conscious and there were some who were calorie conscious. The rest of the crowd was basically just me and my wife. That is why we have a week long agenda to eat one cup cake every night till the baking trays are clean.
Cleaning was a little difficult after the party was over. But it is always a satisfying experience once I know that I will be done with my cleaning soon. It is even more satisfying once the cleaning is all done. By the time I finished loading the dish washer, it was almost 1:30 AM. With some good memories from the “Taboo” game we played and with some bad memories from the fact that I have a long Sunday ahead of me (yes..there are guests sleeping over), I decided to call it a night.