Hey girls, not only is it Breast Cancer Awareness month, Diversity month, Workplace Politics Awareness month (I swear I am not making this up, people) did you know October is also Pastor Appreciation month? Mmm hmm. Whether those folks at Hallmark made these holidays up or not,they're all for real. Now, while I cannot really get my head around using a month to ..um..celebrate (Observe?) Workplace Politics Awareness month, I really liked the idea of a clergy appreciation month and was happy to have heard about before November rolled around and I had missed it entirely (although, now that I think on this, I could acknowledge that I appreciate them any month, I suppose)
I thought I'd make some cupcakes for the Pastors at my church, because, well, that's what I do. I decided to make them look a bit more masculine than my usual nests and flowers and pastel polka-dots, since these are going to a bunch of men.
To do the chocolate do-da's on top, simply melt chocolate chips along with a small bit of shortening, pour into piping bags, and pipe it onto the waxy side of freezer paper in swirls and squiggles and music notes...or whatever. Let it sit until hard and then place on top of your frosted cupcakes.)
Once the cupcakes were ready, I put them in clear 4 x 4 gift boxes and sprinkled baby chocolate chips down in the bottom of the box surrounding the cupcake for fun. I then tied them with a bow and a homemade gift tag and they were all set to be delivered. In the end, I was pretty happy with them.