Wednesday, November 17, 2010

send no money now

The latest thing to delay the Death of the Cupcake is the cupcake in a jar. Imagine how cross this makes me. Blogging has taught me a thing or two about cupcake presentation and jar use, but it never occurred to me to marry both concepts. If I were JK Rowling, I'd have sat there thinking "hmmm, a school story?... or, hmmm, a wizardry story?" and then "hmmm, I'll do some crochet instead."


So others have got there first, and another opportunity for commercialism is foiled.

Increasingly capitalist as I age, I spot all the billboard advertisments for Rite Price This and That and I think to myself that I shan't buy a Rite Price Thing, thanks, in case it rattles, but I'd like to sell them, truckloads of them, so that I could swan around product launches in my Rong Price Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II, never having to worry about where the next roll of beautiful handpainted wallpaper would come from.

[Image: de Gournay chinoiserie wallpaper]

Here's a plan: I'll patent a Rite Price Popomatronic cereal popper, so that the Helped Selves who read the Self Help books can popstart their day with their own organic cereal, freshly popped right in their own homes with an affirming CD playing in the background.

And I shan't forget you guys when I make it big. Not initially anyhow. I plan to send every one of you a platinum-"effect" Popomatronic. That'll be the best one, more expensive than the gold-"effect" and the vintage-"effect" Popomatronic. But totally free to you.

It's hard to see beyond that lovely wallpaper. Scroll up, have another look. Can't you just see the Popomatronic corporate offices with these blithely papered walls, Tom Dixon copper shades and some leggy teak furniture? Perhaps with clocks telling the time in New York, Paris and Tokyo, if I can be bothered.

38 comments:

  1. Beautiful cupcakes. And you thought of everything ... the spoon is essential. Just dig in :-)

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  2. Damn I wish I could think of something witty to say to this post. Preserved cupcakes have addled my brain. But yes, you're right about the wallpaper :)

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  3. Cupcakes in a Jar??! My God - this reinforces may already prejudiced view on the sort of people that actually BUY the bloody things loose - at about £4 each.

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  4. If they were cupcakes in old Bonne Maman jars, I'd really be impressed. But these are just regular jars.

    I don't know what your breakfast cereals are like in Ireland, but here in the US we have cereal that resembles teeny chocolate chip cookies. If the Rite Price thing doesn't pan out, perhaps you could introduce a line of cupcake cereal?

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  5. I was unaware that such a product was possible... i thank you profusely in advance for said item and anxiously await its arrival.....

    I await your recommendations for affiriming cd's....here's one i'd recommend for starters
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxaBnh-pKi0

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  6. Mise...I am perplexed..cupcakes in a jar..hmm.
    I think I like your idea better. Your Popomatronic cereal popper has a nice ring to it..loving the affirming CD playing in the background. I am thinking you could branch out to those health bars for an exercise pick me up with accompanying music...hey, you never know :)

    Jeanne

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  7. A perfect choice of CD, Jaboopee - yours will be the very first Popomatronic off the production-line.

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  8. I'm standing in line for my Popomatronic...tx so much!!!

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  9. Yes I saw a site recently selling cupcakes in jars and thought what a great idea... then a friend (a bloke) pointed out that it would be an impediment to actually eating them quickly... might a good thing for girlies though!

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  10. In my experience, when those who swan about are swanning, minions are concurrently whispering in their ear any silly detail about what time it is in Tokyo. Which the swanners generally want to know only to understand just exactly how dominant their 2am call to a poor sod in Tokyo will make them.

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  11. I can do your business cards for you! I can see it now: Mise, MD Popomatronics. Cupcakes in a jar, who'd have thought? Finally a way to keep the cake fresh and visible. I love it. I also love the gorgeous wallpaper, wow. I would love that all over my house... Outside walls and everything, gorgeous!x

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  12. as long as my CD is bowie...
    i dont know where your brain picks these things up, but i love it.
    soooo my question is... are the jars sealed, as in permanent freshness?
    my god, if so, its kind of brilliant except for the slight compromise in presentation. the jars do lack the gingham print lids
    ~laura

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  13. Thanks for the pre-announcement so that I can whip up some organic hand-knitted Popamatronic sleeves to sell on etsy.

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  14. I'll send you my address Mise, so you can pop the Popmatronic in the post. Does it come in lilac?

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  15. When I need affirmed, I need to lep about and be loud

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggWZUm1ETNo

    You weren't looking for mellow were you?

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  16. Oh thank you, Speccy! Tonight I folded the laundry with ambition and determination and a sense that anything was possible.

    Anita, lilac is a limited edition colour, normally 70 dollars extra, free to you.

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  17. I know. I can't see past the gorgeous wallpaper. ...you were saying? ;)

    Hope you've been well, dear. Sending you and your lovelies and Scottish husband warm hugs.

    love,
    -maria

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  18. Those trapped cupcakes are completely creepy. I bet they are sweating a bit in there. I like your useless appliance idea. I wish I could be a useless appliance queen too.

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  19. I agree - a little creepy - how do they breath? communicate with their breathren - isn't it just a bit like a detention centre (we aussies sadly know too much about those) to hold them till their fatal moment?
    I reckon cupcakes are only intended to survive on the kitchen bench before being scoffed or quickly whisked to a party for same result. No stringing poor hapless things along. Can't breath - just looking out the window waiting for a drastic end...

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  20. I look forward to receiving my Popomatronic! As for cupcakes in a jar, it looks like you've found yet another use for you Bonne Maman jars.

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  21. Cupcakes in a jar? So then do we fish in for the cake, or fish out? And should the word 'fish' be near the word 'cupcake'? Perhaps that is a new thing (she says doubtfully). Fishy cupcakes. That sounds like a Rite Price idea if ever there was one. Will it get me a Rong Price Roller though? I quite fancy one of those (more than I fancy the fishy cupcake.)

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  22. Dear Mise,
    I really like the concept of the corporate offices but the cupcakes in a jar leave me cold !!.....I also worry greatly about the expensive handpainted wallpaper....sticky little chocolately hands and all that, but then again, these things will not bother you as this time next year you will be a millionaire....luverly jubberly !!!! XXXX

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  23. Sorry Mise, but I zoned out about the cupcakes as that wallpaper is totally fab!!!! Sinead x

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  24. Mise, sometimes you're so witty, you leave me speechless. Well, clearly not completely speechless.

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  25. I don't know how much longer I'll stay your best friend.

    I think I've read this post 3 times, and as dazzled as I am by the wallpaper,I'm even more dazzled by your words.

    so dazzled i can think of nothing remotely amusing to say.

    Cupcake?

    xo jane
    .

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  26. I can only think that if you need a spoon to get the cupcake out of the jar, then something is not quite right, or should that be rite? But I am loving the wallpaper, and breakfast with the aid of a popamatronic is truly something to look forward to.

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  27. As I remember a toaster that my mother used to have (a toaster with a built-in mind that would literally pop the toast right up and out of the toaster, causing us to leap for our bread) I am having grave thoughts about your Popomatronic cereal popper. But good luck, anyway.

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  29. so looking forward to my popamatronic! Look out, you're going to be rich and famous/infamous {same deal}. can i then drop your name, friend?

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  30. Priceless! once again you surpassed yourself in the best humour catagory. Lovin you Mise.

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  31. Poor cupcakes! I like the sound of your Popomatronic though. Your generosity is exceeded only by your beauty and wit xx

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  32. MOTH often says we should leave our current crazy work life & become professional Charlatans. He reckons the first thing we should do is write a self-help book. He says we'd be laughing all the way to the Bank (as long it wasn't an Irish one!!)
    Millie ^_^

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  33. Howdy Mise
    I think I'll skip the cupcake in a jar.. but please can you include Sydney on that clock!!! ... Tourism will soar if we make it on a Mise thingy!!! ciao ciao xxx julie

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  34. Now I won't be satisfied until I see a Rong Price something. Anything. You deserve a indulgent patron with unlimited funds.

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  35. There seems to be a cupcake shop popping up on every corner here in the U.S. although I have yet to see one in a jar . . . It all makes me ask once again, who is buying all these cakes? Really? Is there really such a demand? Oh, and I think you already know how I feel about deGournay. I just posted my new favorite pattern yesterday if you'd like to have a look.

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  36. Pretty photographs of snow?
    Cosy shots of the functioning stove?
    Soggy mittens drying on the range?

    We just have rubbish city ice- all of the falling, but none of the beauty. I need a beauty boost. (In so many ways)

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  37. Oh my, such lovely wallpaper. I'd love a small bit, just a scrap, an edge accidentally torn from a sample...

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