Melissa of Baking Makes Things Better was kind enough to invite me along to Miss Melicious's launch of her new cupcake book. It was held at a cafe on K'Road in Auckland. The place was decked out like a circus - red carpet, velvet ropes, giant lollypops, oversized beanbags - with an acrobat/juggler, balloon animal artist, burlesque performers and Miss Rebina as Mistress of Ceremonies.
It was really quite something.
Plenty of food served by friendly 'cigarette girls', multi-coloured, boozey slushies, and, of course, teirs of gorgeous cupcakes.
While many of the guests made a real effort with their clothes, by far the one who made the biggest impression wore hardly anything at all. While I didn't catch her name, she graciously posed for the photo below. The beautifully painted corset cupcake girl.