I'll be the first to admit it: I'm a Gleek.
I wasn't always this way. You could call me a late bloomer. I picked up the habit about half way through the first season, and before I knew what had happened, I owned more Glee than I knew what to do with.
I take that last part back-- I knew exactly what to do with it. I watched the episodes, over and over, sometimes alone and sometimes with friends. They had no idea what they were getting into either. I'm an enabler. I listened to the songs while obsessively watching interviews and behind-the-scenes clips on YouTube.
I don't think anybody really knows just how much of a dork I really am... until this blog blows my cover.
Needless to say, I have been counting down to the premiere of the second season of Glee for weeks. I invited a few close friends over to bring in McKinley High's new school year with some festivities. Festivities which called for cupcakes.
I made the cupcakes to resemble the infamous "Big Quench" slushies that chill the faces and stain the clothes of our favorite musical losers. The cakes themselves were nothing special-- just chocolate cake, vanilla buttercream icing, and red sanding sugar on top. I piped the frosting using just a couplet in the pastry bag without a tip, to give the impression that the "slushy" came straight out of its dispenser at the nearest convenience store. The cakes fit perfectly into mini Solo cups, and a blue straw cut to size completed the look.
The recipe is really simple. I made them last night, and it took less than half an hour. Combined with the easy-peasy cupcakes, I had time to finish a paper and get a head start of my reading before settling down to watch Glee! The lollipop form was convenient for eating without removing one's eyes from the television screen, and the cereal is a cute reference to the name of McKinley High's cheerleading squad, helmed by Sue Sylvester.
Speaking of Sue, I couldn't resist buying myself an Adidas track jacket in bright blue (similar to the one pictured below) with hot pink stripes (instead of white: upgrade) to wear to the party.
That was about 3 hours ago. I am still wearing it as I type. I will most likely still be wearing it tomorrow morning. No wonder she never takes her signature tracksuits off. They are insanely comfortable. Now I am going to wear my jacket to go to sleep.