A sticky situation… saved by a gooey cupcake! (or 12)

Posted by Lipglossiping On January - 18 - 2011

Picture the scene… you’ve spent the last fortnight trying to come up with a blisteringly cool gift idea for your husband’s birthday.  You want something that says “I think you’re the greatest person walking the planet”. Not easy is it?

Things get harder when you have a husband who doesn’t really put any value on material possessions.  When he moved down from the North East 10 years ago, we were able to fit everything he owned in the boot of my hatchback.  I reckon we could probably do the same again today (although Leila might take some wedging in).

I toyed with the idea of programming books (but didn’t know which ones would flop), a short break (but we’re already going away this month), novelty gadgetry (dust gatherers), an iPad (he pretends to hate Apple ‘cos he’s a flash programmer but I know he really wants one regardless).

So, I was all set on the iPad (though wincing evertime I looked at the price) when I heard him discussing that “iPads are just about to be superceded by some amazing tablets”.  Brakes on that one sharpish then.

So there I was… secretly glummer than glum on the morning of his birthday because I hadn’t got him anything other than a novelty JUMBO keyboard to take the piss out of his old age with.  As a wife?  I FAIL.

When suddenly on my twitter stream, I’m reminded of this lady.

I fire up the Tweetdeck DM panel…

“How quickly can you dispatch a box of 12 cupcakes to my husband?” (we live in the same area)

“Is tomorrow morning too late?” (it’s gone midday by this point)

“A bit… I was hoping to get them today” (i’m never usually that cheeky – shows how desperate I was!)

“Let me see what I can do”

£18 and less than three and a half hours later(!), these were delivered directly to Mr L:

When the doorbell rang (after a quick “I’m on my way” tweet warning from Heidi!), I hid in the kitchen listening to Mr. L tut at having to answer the door.  His frown didn’t last long when he saw the beautifully presented box of goodness being held out for him!

“Happy Birthday!” Heidi cheerfully announced whilst I stifled my giggles in the next room.

But most importantly… how did they go down?

Pretty quickly actually!

If you’re local enough in Hampshire to take advantage of Heidi’s cupcake and buffet services – you should.  You REALLY should *wipes away the crumbs*.  You can check out her website here and follow her on twitter here.

Thank you Heidi for going “above and beyond” in my hour of need!  She must have raised an eyebrow at the random crazy lady tweeting her, but talk about saving the day!


24 Responses to “A sticky situation… saved by a gooey cupcake! (or 12)”

  1. Joice says:

    I’m drooling! WHY can’t we have cupcake shops?!

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  2. Anitacska says:

    Wow they look fab! Happy belated birthday to Mr L! (Are we allowed to know his name since he complained that he has one too?)

    By the way, my husband is the same, he hardly owns anything, other than his clothes and books, that’s it. Of course the children and I make up for it, we’ll need a massive moving truck (or two) when we next move (not planning on it though) because we have soooo much stuff.

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  3. Debbie says:

    They look amazing and a belated happy birthday to Mr L, god love him and his complete lack of understanding of the absolute importance of make up!

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  4. Beda says:

    Wow. Wow. Wow. Cupcakes have always intrigued me but I never ate one!

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  5. Blovetbeauty says:

    Those cupcakes look soo good

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  6. Emmy says:

    wow, they look SO pretty! quick thinking on your part :D

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  7. i always loooove your photos!

    happy birthday to mr. L!

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  8. Pandora says:

    You had a wonderful idea! And those cupcakes look delicious.

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  9. Patricia says:

    Cute chomping photos! Good choice for a birthday gift, nom nom nom comsumables are always appreciated, and cupcakes is a great change from the ubiquitous box of chocolates.

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  10. Linda says:

    Love the tones on the cupcake pics =)
    and omg, your daughter have such beautiful eyes.

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  11. Belle says:

    Those look awesome! My beloved is a lot like yours – tech type (not programmer though) and doesn’t really “get” material things, unlike me who loves anything shiny heh. Normally I buy him books (strictly non-fiction) and bake him something nice and he’s happy as anything.

    Btw baby L looks ADORABLE:)

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  12. Oh wow they look amazing!! Yum :)

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  13. this is SUCH a wonderful idea! Love it! Argh, I think I’ll do smth like this for my hubby! :X You’re a super good wife! :P

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  14. Nicoline says:

    WOW, she’s good! And those look amazing.

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  15. Asmaa says:

    Cupcakes are the perfect gift (and you can eat them!!) =D

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  16. marie says:

    wow these look amazing what a great idea :)

    http://xcharmed-chick.blogspot.com/

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  17. Geek Faerie says:

    Happy Birthday to Mr L! I so want a cupcake now. LOL Heidi was a fabulous lady to help you out in a pinch and those are some gorgeous cupcakes that must have tasted as good as they looked. *birthday hugs all around*

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  18. Deborah says:

    They look amazing, and what a great customer service!

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  19. Phoebe says:

    How do I love thee, cupcakes… let me count the ways,…
    Happy birthday mr L! xxx

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  20. Lila says:

    Cupcakes *yummy*…. XDDDD I’m hungry xD

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  21. Daisy Banham says:

    Mmmmm those photos are mouth-watering! x

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  22. Staceu says:

    Good job! Those looked yummy and he looks really happy in the pictures.

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  23. Gemx says:

    Wow, what a cool idea and they look amazing! I’m in Hampshire, how long will I last before I find an excuse to order some of these beauties?! :) xxx

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