Debut author Darcy Woods has created a fun take on the astrological signs which directly relates to her novel, Summer of Supernovas.
When zodiac-obsessed teen Wilamena Carlisle discovers a planetary alignment that won’t repeat for a decade, she’s forced to tackle her greatest astrological fear: The Fifth House —relationships and love.
But when Wil falls for a sensitive guitar player hailing from the wrong side of the astrology chart, she must decide whether a cosmically doomed love is worth rejecting her dead mother’s legacy and the very system she’s faithfully followed through a lifetime of unfailing belief.
For those of you not familiar with astrological signs never fear Darcy Woods has created a much more understandable chart for you to follow based on your cupcake identity.
Cosmic Confections by Darcy Woods
If you head toward the Andromeda Galaxy and take a hard left, there’s another universe about two and a half million light-years away. What makes it so special? It happens to be an exact replica of our cosmos but with one majorly sweet twist. Instead of stars, the twelve zodiac constellations are composed entirely of . . . hold on, I’m getting you crash helmets . . . CUPCAKES.
That’s right! If you are one of the 0.0000000000217 percent of the population who has pondered this frosted parallel universe — ponder no more! Because I’m about to sprinkle enlightenment on what your zodiac cupcake sign says about you.
Espresso Cupcake (aka Aries) Mar. 21–Apr. 19: Since the moment you popped from the baking tin, you’ve yearned for adventure. And you find it! Armed with your zippy words and perpetual buzz of excitement, you leave a lasting impression on every cupcake you meet.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Red Velvet Cupcake
Chocolate Chip Cupcake (aka Taurus) Apr. 20–May 20: You are revered for your dependability, and your classic vanilla foundation never fails! But other confections shouldn’t be fooled by your stubborn practicality. Inside, you are rife with rich dots of chocolaty goodness — a decadent romantic in disguise.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Pumpkin Spice Cupcake
Funfetti Cupcake (aka Gemini) May 21–Jun. 20: You’re a cupcake of magnificent duality. Airy, serene angel cake comingles with kaleidoscopic bursts of color that scream PARTY! That’s the Funfetti paradox. Clever and quick-witted, your words—like your rainbow pops of color — were made to dazzle.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Lemon Blueberry Cupcake
Molten Lava Cupcake (aka Cancer) Jun. 21–Jul. 22: Don’t knock the firm exterior of Molten Lava. It’s there for good reason! Underneath lies a bubbling pool of dark, complex, and loyal chocolate. Your many moods reflect this deep ocean of richness within.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Salted Caramel Cupcake
Cherry Chip Cupcake (aka Leo) Jul. 23–Aug. 22: Your vibrant pink, mixed with bold bits of maraschino, mean you were born to entertain and delight! Your mantra? Go big or go home. This makes you one supersized cupcake indeed.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Key Lime Cupcake
Marbled Cupcake (aka Virgo) Aug. 23–Sept. 22: Modest and conscientious—this confection knows no other way to be. But under that frosting lies a tangle of tantalizing chocolate swirled with ribbons of vanilla. Your black-and-white ways make you an analytical force.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Toasted Coconut Cupcake
Red Velvet Cupcake (aka Libra) Sept. 23–Oct. 22: Is it any wonder that elegance and charm are at your crimson core? There’s just something quintessentially intoxicating about a cupcake the color of passion. You have a gift for making other cupcakes feel important, adding to your magnetism.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Espresso Cupcake
Pumpkin Spice Cupcake (aka Scorpio) Oct. 23–Nov. 21: Sensual cinnamon, at odds with the sharp bite of ginger, makes for batter that is a bundle of contradictions! Full of fierce flavors, there’s a down-home comfort to your pumpkin that makes you a trusted companion to all who share your baking tin.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Chocolate Chip Cupcake
Lemon Blueberry Cupcake (aka Sagittarius) Nov. 22–Dec. 21: You ooze optimism. Few can resist the allure of your sunshine yellows dappled with tart blossoms of blue. The first to charge fearlessly from the oven, there is nothing you won’t do for a fellow confection! You have a frosted heart of gold.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Funfetti Cupcake
Salted Caramel Cupcake (aka Capricorn) Dec. 22–Jan. 19: Salt of the earth is what makes you so practical. Add to that the sweet, sticky caramel, and other cupcakes cannot help but be glued to your hypnotic and powerful presence. You’re a steadfast, natural-baked leader.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Molten Lava Cupcake
Key Lime Cupcake (aka Aquarius) Jan. 20–Feb. 18: Unconventional, wacky, and witty. You’re the kind of cupcake renowned for dispensing sharp citrus truths and out-of-the-pan thinking. Given the choice, you’ll almost always opt for the sugar-dappled road less traveled.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Cherry Chip Cupcake
Toasted Coconut Cupcake (aka Pisces) Feb. 19–Mar. 20: Light and ethereal insides give you an otherworldly quality. Combined with your artistically arranged coconut curls that act as psychic antennae, it’s no surprise you’re one of the most sensitive and intuitive cupcakes in the zodiac dozen.
Ideal Cupcake Coupling: Marbled Cupcake
So the next time you want to surprise your zodiac sweetheart, offer up a cupcake gift from the stars—you’ll both be in seventh heaven! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have an alternate universe to eat. Say a prayer for my pancreas.