EB Games at Trainyards here in Ottawa is opening its doors at 12:01 am tonight to a lineup of excited gamers waiting anxiously to get their hands on the new Call of Duty. And the store manager thought it would be nice to reward their hours of waiting in line with a Geek Sweets cupcake with every game purchase. Isn't that swell of him? Don't you want to just kiss him on the cheek?
Well don't, because he's my husband. And I'd be terribly jealous.
I sat up for many an hour last night turning my hand into a withered claw using the Wilton grass tip on 100 vanilla bean buttermilk cupcakes. Not an easy decorating technique as I discovered. Yeowch.
I also discovered my love of actual vanilla bean flavouring, as opposed to liquid vanilla extract. Similar flavour, but more prominent, a richer more intense vanilla reminiscent of vanilla ice cream, I find.
Mr. B scoured toy stores for little green army men before finally snapping up the last two packages at Walmart. Little army men seemingly not very popular. Do kids not play war with little army men anymore?
Of right, they're playing Call of Duty.
Well I love 'em:
We packaged them up and brought them over to EB this afternoon where they're waiting in the back room next to an even more gigantic pile of the games themselves.
So if you're heading to Trainyards tonight to pick up your copy, enjoy your cupcake! And if you're not, well, poo. Just order a dozen of your very own! You can make them fight like the store manager and assistant manager did:
Now I'm off to EB to check out the launch, for a few reasons:
1.) To see the giant lineup
2.) To see people enjoying the cupcakes (always my favourite part of baking)
3.) To eat some chip truck fries with lotsa salt and vinegar. Mmmmmmm... chip truck fries...
See you there!