Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Gotcha! Naughty Little Sprinkle Stealing Monsters Caught On Camera

 One afternoon last week, on a day much like any other, I was busy whipping up a batch of chocolate cupcakes at the bakery and all was well.  The sun was shining, the birds were singing, cupcakes were rising and buttercream was whipping.

That was of course until the first incident...

I reached up for a piping tip and in the blink of an eye, spotted a flash of pink, as soon as I saw it it was gone.

Suddenly it seemed like every time I turned around something would disappear, jars of sprinkles would fall, apparently of their own accord, spilling on the work surface and I could have sworn I heard a few tiny giggles.

Was it a ghost?

Was I going mad?

Was the heat getting to me?

Finally I couldn't stand it any longer and I called the only person I could think of to help me, namely Rebella and her super powered, motion sensor cameras.  We set up cameras in every corner of the bakery, Rebella went home for dinner, promising to return in the morning and I continued to bake, staying especially late to make some chocolate macarons.

Both Rebella and I woke especially early the next day, eager to see what secrets the cameras held, this is what we found...


Sneaky little icing muncher, just dived right in!


Totally busted!


Now I know why the sprinkle jars were mysteriously spilling...


Gotcha!


Every time I turn my back, a naughty little creature pops out and causes a little chaos, some are naughtier than others as you can see and some don't even wait for me to leave!


Look I'm right there!

The naughty little monsters seem especially curious...


I think they're also a little greedy and must have a soft spot for chocolate.


Look at this grubby little chocolate monster!


The little monsters don't appear to be particularly clever either...


This little guy looks like he is scared of his own reflection...


...and he always seems to be falling off things.


So, it would appear Buttercream Bakery has been taken over.

 Rebella and I have decided to leave the cameras up for the time being, we're hoping to learn more about the little monsters and maybe even make friends.

 Although they do seem very shy...


...especially the pink one who only ever pokes her head out before disappearing again.


 The other, more mischievous little monsters run off at the speed of light, which is most surprising considering how pudgy they are...

14 comments:

What's for dessert? said...

I like your monsters, they are sooooo cute. Great post and pictures!

Lucy said...

Ha ha! Love this, very clever. Great little monsters.

Paris Pastry said...

Such a cute little story! Great photographs :)

Jennifurla said...

This is a great post...you should do this kind of post more. I love your little creatures, and it made me LOL

Laura said...

These are fantastic! Love it! Little creatures remind me of Morph. x

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

This was an adorable post. In the beginning I thought you were going to say it was a mouse. What a relief!!

At Anna's kitchen table said...

The cutest little monsters I've ever seen!!

Butter Hearts Sugar said...

Aaha!! This is the best post ever. The little ones with their tongues poking out are so so cute.

Sarah-Jane - SiliconeMoulds.com said...

now you've lost it !

OH dear - you DID make me laugh....

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I chuckled through this entire post, how cute! Have a wonderful weekend! Hope the little monsters are better behaved!

Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

Astral this is FUCKING genius!!!! You need a book or a TV show with these little guys!!! Oh my god I'm going to speak with my cousin who is a TV producer right now and sort this out!!! Genius!!

Please Do Not Feed The Animals. said...

Oh my goodness - I wonder if I have some too - would explain why my kitchen is always a mess!

Sandy at Ooh La Frou Frou said...

hahahaha I LOVE IT! So adorable are these sweet monsters and what an engaging post they made! Hope you're having a lovely week, sweetie ... yes, I'm still on vacation ... just took a second when I saw a free computer to drop in on my faves! xoxo Kisses and wishes for a lovely weekend!

Sarah said...

that is the funniest cutest thing I've ever seen your post made my day!