05 February 2009

Danke Schoen, Darling, Danke Schoen

The title of this post is dedicated to a friend out in LA named Brian a/k/a THE "movie expert." Most conversations you'll have with him are peppered with random movie quotes (many undoubtedly going over my head) and I am pretty sure he can recite the movie Ferris Beuller's Day Off from start to finish...word for word...perfectly. For those of us from a certain generation, this was a seminal movie -- I actually remember cutting school to go see it - sorry, mom -- and probably where many of us got our first taste of this fine song covered by Wayne Newton.

The cupcakes featured today are for a customer's husband who wanted to say thank you (or I guess it is "Merci" in this case) to a colleague. Said colleague is male but since he has two young daughters at home, the cupcake order was for something pretty and girly. I was delighted to oblige, especially for this occasion as it's such a kind and simple gesture.

I spend many hours a week doing PR for a not-for-profit organization here in Paris. There are over 160 volunteers and none of us get paid a single centime for our time. I am constantly reminding myself to thank the members on my team. A thank you...an acknowledgment for the long hours...recognition for work well done...a thoughtful gift...all can go such a long way. I speak from experience and I don't know why people don't do it more often.

For Every Occasion, A Cupcake. Mark this one a very sweet way to show your gratitude!


  1. I agree, this day and age, people only seem to be interested in getting what they want, with maybe a mumbled thank you afterwards...if you are lucky. It is such a shame. So I love your thank you cupcakes, I am sure they were much appreciated! And I would like to thank you! For posting such wonderful cupcake photos@ I enjoy them very much! :)

  2. Thank you for this blog and for all the delicious cupcake pictures! Your blog/cupcakes make me very happy -- and hungry. Keep up the great work. And merci beaucoup!

  3. This guy Brian you speak of, he must really be a righteous dude!

  4. Thanks Jessy and J for the compliments! And thanks for making the blogosphere a more interesting and colorful place. Why do I have a sneaking suspicion I know who anonymous is!? :)

  5. Oh man I am so pumped for Valentines Day!

  6. Ha ha ha - how did you know that Ferris Bueller is one of my favourite films?? My brother and I watched it over and over as teenagers!! Anyone? Anyone? Anyone???
    Was so glad you could only fit 9 cupcakes in the box and we were obliged to eat 3 - they were delish!!