There cannot possibly be a moment so blue that good music and a cupcake couldn’t fix. If the two were ever whipped together in a bowl, it would initiate a chain reaction that will culminate in an explosion of your happiest emotions.
But this is no new idea, the music industry has been captivated by this idea since the good old days. Knowingly or unknowingly you have been enjoying the sweetness of this music for a good part of your life. However, to really turn things up a notch, pair the right cupcake with a matching song to take a special occasion from happy to divine.
Here are a few cupcake-song combos that you definitely must try!
- Starting with the most recent and freshest songs in your mind, ‘Vanilla Twilight’, by the Owl City gifts you the sensations of a vanilla cupcake!
Your happiest, love smothered moments come to life when you bite into the moist warmth of a classic vanilla cupcake. It is absolute comfort food. First the soft smooth layer of sugary white frosting and then the subtle taste of the vanilla in a delectable cupcake bring back memories you would want to relive every day of your life. Almost quite similarly does the song:
“ ‘Cause cold nostalgia chills me to the bone
But drenched in vanilla twilight….
I think of you I don’t feel so alone”
- Next in that happy combo list is the nostalgic and homely , ‘Strawberry Swing’, from Viva la Vida, the Coldplay album
A sense of nostalgia warms your heart when you dig into a freshly baked batch of strawberry cupcakes. Every bite of the fresh succulent red strawberries gracing a perfectly pink cupcake brings back innocent, hopeful memories from your childhood. A walk in a field , swinging cheerfully and giggling at the ticklish feeling of a cool breeze on your face in the company of a good old friend are feelings you just couldn’t imagine letting go of. Such is the song:
We were walking up to strawberry swing
I can’t wait until the morning
Wouldn’t wanna change a thing..
It’s such a perfect day.”
- To any chocoholic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is an all-time gluttonous movie. So is the song ‘A candy man can’, from the same movie.
This song and of course the movie can make you feel the chocolate! It is a gluttonous sugar coated feeling that makes you feel like chocolate can make anything better and it most definitely can. Bite into a chocolate cupcake with crunchy candy sprinkled over it and you will probably feel a little guilty but mostly just good. Better yet if someone gifted it to you it would be your very own gluttonous birthday cupcake. This songs spells out this feeling:
“Who can take a sunrise
Sprinkle it with dew
Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two…
Dip it in a dream
Separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream”
- Last on this extremely concise list of divinity is ‘the Butterscotch song’, by Cocorosie.
Unlike most other sweet treats, a butterscotch cupcake is sweet with a tinge of salt. It reminds you that life isn’t all things good but is always better when you learn to take it with just a pinch of salt. The crunchy caramel on a soft buttery dream is a good break from reality. So is the song:
“Why does butterscotch taste so good?
And we can’t have any
But we must, we should”
Put together all of these feelings (songs) and sugary delights to indulge a friend or significant other on their special day with a meaningful birthday gift basket. They will definitely be swept off their feet, because who could sing a better cupcake to them, than you!