Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles 

Anon, *although I like to think Mary Berry or Delia came up with this little gem.  

Cake and magic in one quote is always going to get my attention. Firstly, I believe I’m a cupcake. Of course I have muffin moments, but I believe there are great things to come with sprinkles on top. Every child I teach and especially my son – I want cupcakes for their lives, but more importantly I want them to have the inner hope that miracles happen and no matter how bleak today was, tomorrow will always be better.

It’s easy to be a muffin. To lack the sparkle and glitz of a cupcake. After all everyone knows sprinkles on cupcakes are compulsory. I’m also partial to a ratio of more icing than cake. 

Muffins are wholesome and I imagine (if they could) they would shop in sensible shops and alway have a cagoule or umberella in their bag just in case. Muffins are usually packed with something non-naughty like raisins, nuts, seeds and fruit and that’s okay. Seriously, my previous post was all about not judging and would be easy to slate and hate on the healthy muffin option, compared to the glitz and glam of the cupcake… but that’s not my style or what I think this quote is about. 

I think we all have muffin moments, especially when pregnant and just after (okay, years after for me), we eat well and get by, we rock the messy bun and frankly we get stuck in a rut of the same two outfits, the comfy cardigan or the pumps that are easy to slip on by the front door. It’s essential at this point that we don’t judge because easy access shoes are fab and with Autumn looming I’m all about a snuggly cardigan. I think this quote is about reminding us to not slip into a rut because we’ve forgot the ten thousands pairs of shoes hidden in our wardrobe, perhaps the hat with the cute logo or the over sized sunglasses that make you feel like a film star. It’s these moments when we become a cupcake. 

It’s probably not healthy to eat cupcake everyday, but life is too precious to be a muffin forever more. So this is a post to remind us to rock the shoes, wear the outfit that’s 100% impractical but 1000% fabulous…add the icing and enjoy the things that make you happy. As always from my fridge doors – dare to dream and go for it.


25 thoughts on “Cupcakes are muffins that believed in miracles 

  1. I really need to look through my wardrobe and find my ‘cupcake’ clothes again! Think a fab new pair of winter boots might be in order when pay day rolls around to add a bit of sparkle to these grey days! #TriumphantTales


  2. We can make comfy jumpers cupcake clothes right? Some jumpers look amazing ( and they hide the extra pounds lol). I think we can all be a bit more cupcake sometimes.


  3. Muffin days are great every once and a while but I’m all about the cupcake. I like to think I’ve been more cupcake than muffin since Little Man was born. I love this post! Such a great quote. Thanks for sharing this with #TriumphantTales, hope to see you Tuesday! X


  4. I love this analogy and I literally couldn’t have read anything more appropriate to me at this moment, than your post! TY for being there with exactly the words I needed to turn my muffin day into a cupcake! M’wah xoxo #thesatsesh xoxo


  5. Love this quote – I really hope it was Mary Berry! And I too love a ratio of more icing than cake – I’m very kiddie like in that respect. Some of this post is tough for me to read – I always go for practical – shoes, cardigans, jackets etc…. and can be a muffin lots of the time just because I’m pushed for time and prioritise other things over my appearance. However, recently I have begun to fill my wardrobe with things that bring me joy again – not necessarily particularly glamorous but just a little sparkle her and there – take my socks today silver and black glittery stripes – I look down and feel happy :-). I definitely think you bring sparkle to our lives – thank you so much for being such a fab linky co-host and always pushing me xxxxxx #thesatsesh


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