I remember Atticus’s first Halloween so vividly—he was seven months
old, yet we still took him trick or treating, because, honestly, what’s the point of having an adorable baby dressed as a lobster unless you can use him to score free candy. We still make our kids pay us out at least a third of their haul every year because candy is really bad for kids, and the kids shouldn’t be eating it. Matt and I are totally willing to sacrifice our bodies and eat all the candy to protect them.
We’re both incredibly partial to a certain peanuty, nougaty, caramely chocolate bar that we’re not allowed to say out loud, but we thought it would make an amazing cupcake—and what do you know? It did make an amazing cupcake! For legal purposes we couldn’t name it after the mego-globocorporation that inspired it. Fortunately, our superclose friends over at Liddabit Sweets were also inspired by it, making their own candy bar version called The Snacker. So this cupcake isn’t named after Candy Bar X—it’s named after the candy company that makes the tastier knockoff version of Candy Bar X, which gives us three degrees of separation between us and a potential lawsuit.
Reprinted by arrangement with VIKING STUDIO, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © ALLISON AND MATT ROBICELLI, 2013. —Allison Robicelli