I work in a building (and a field) that is dominated by women. And my particular building has a penchant for creative opportunities, be it Halloween door decorating contests or elaborate potlucks or photography contests. In a way, it’s nice to know about so many colleague’s outside hobbies, and know a bit more about a person’s passions than just the work they do on a daily basis.
Today’s creative opportunity came by way of a Farewell Brunch for a much-loved employee/friend. The organizer knew that we were good buddies, and that I liked my creative outlets as much as the next person in the office, so I was tasked with cupcake making.
And instead of just baking the cupcakes (brown velvet with white chocolate/peppermint cream cheese frosting), I had to go one step further and be crafty too. So, of course, I quickly designed some cupcake flags in Illustrator, cut them out, and taped them to toothpicks this morning.
I got quite lucky that the table was long enough to accommodate a word as long as “Congratulations.” And even though they weren’t finished with the extra colored backing that I had envisioned, they turned out quite nice a whole 10 minutes before the shindig began.
Sometimes it’s nice to share a bit of your other side during the hours of 8-5.