Why aren’t you having more fun? There’s plenty of answers to that question: work is a bore, you’re pulled in too many directions, the house is a mess, etc. The list can go on and on—It’s hard to keep up with the demands of each day. Days like that weigh us down and we get stressed, or take things too seriously, or feel perfectionistic about things beyond our control. These things are the very enemy of fun, but fun is the perfect antidote to the harried world we live in. Fun, laughter, and levity help press the reset button and realign us with living more joyful lives.
At Cupcake Royale, we know how to have fun. In fact, our mission is to create joyful experiences! So we’ve put our heads together to come up with some ways that you can inject more fun in your life without too much effort. Fun doesn’t have to be complicated or add to your to-do list.
First off, we encourage you to take a moment for yourself anywhere you are, whether you’re driving to work or sorting laundry while the kids are napping, just take a deep breath and savor your moment of solitude. Taking these brief moments to reconnect with yourself (and your breath) is a stabilizing practice when things feel chaotic.
Injecting fun into your solitary moment takes it to the next level. If there’s a song that you love that makes you want to dance, put it on and nod your head to the beat, or turn it up and full-on dance around your living room! Fun looks different for each of us, so whether you prefer a chill moment that leaves you quietly smiling or you prefer things loud and upbeat that get you dancing, start thinking of small ways that you can create little pockets of fun for yourself and then sprinkle them throughout your day.
The fastest way to multiply fun is by sharing your moments of fun with others. Invite a friend, spouse, or kiddo to join in. Do the chores need to be done? Turn on some music and have fun together with your roommate or kids. When shared, having fun grows exponentially and even the most mundane of tasks can take on some levity.
Seasonal holidays also offer opportunities for fun. We cupcakers love seasonal holidays. Each holiday is a chance to hit the pause button from the daily routine and its humdrum activities and to choose to make a little magic instead. You can easily make magic by sending someone flowers on their birthday, or by baking holiday cookies for friends. Say ‘yes’ when you are invited to attend a Fourth of July barbecue, and/or come up with a funny costume to wear for Halloween. Each holiday offers an opportunity to do something a little different for ourselves or for others and enjoy some fun along the way.
We delight in helping you make all of your special days extra special and Valentine’s Day happens to be one of our very favorite days of the year. Every year our bakers get busy crafting the most sinister of confections: the Deathcake. With our tongue planted firmly in cheek, we boldly declare that Deathcake is Seattle’s most Lovingly Lethal Dessert. It’s shared by lovers and loved by haters.
Deathcake has three bold, rich layers, comprised of sea-salted chocolate decadence, our award-winning chocolate cake, and Stumptown espresso ganache. It really lives up to its name (and for you gluten-free fun loving folk, we’ve got you covered too)! Enjoy it straight from the jar or warm it up first to make it extra gooey.
Have some fun this Valentine’s season by enjoying a Deathcake yourself, or get one to share with someone you love. Ship them to friends to brighten their days (that’s right, we can ship them for you!) or get one for a hater in your life as a peace offering. There’s no wrong way to have fun with a Deathcake. As you dip your spoon into that gooey, chocolatey goodness take a deep breath, savor the moment, and smile at the sweet joy of soaking up sprinkles of fun.