The feministing post points out this great Q & A from the FAQ page:
Okay, who told them that we planned a Cupcake Smash Counterattack? It's hard to believe that this is really a frequently asked question or that this is seriously how the Cupcakes for Life crew envisions the majority of pro-choice people behaving. It seems to me like it would have been more productive to give some actual tips on how to engage with pro-choice people, but I guess that's too much to ask from cupcake-centered activism.
Q.) What if I run into a pro-choicer and they smash the cupcakes in my face?
A.) Wipe the cake off your face and share the rest of them with someone less angry inside. Go with courage and go with love, the unborn need you to be their voice.
There are some other gems in this FAQ section:
Yes, YOU HAVE TO. No excuses, people.
Q.) Do I have to give out Pro-Life Cup cakes on National Pro-Life Cupcake day?
A.) YES, but you can make pro-life cup cakes any other day of the year as well! This is just one special day for cupcakes! Also the week of October 9th is National Pro-Life Cupcake week so anytime that week would be extra special!
It's amazing how much more fun this will be for
Q.) Do I have to purchase an official National Pro-Life Cupcake day t-shirt to be involved with Cupcakes for life?
A.) No but having one would make the experience all the more fun!
Q.) What should I say about abortion when I hand out my cupcakes?
A.) We really want to give you the freedom to say whatever you want but make sure you say something! If you don't know why you are pro-life do a little research online. The website: Abort73.com is a great place to start. The point of this entire project is to not remain silent about abortion so as long as you say something and pass out cupcakes you have accomplished your mission!
Between this weak answer and the whole cupcake smashing thing, I'm getting the impression that the Cupcakes for Life people just don't know what to tell you to say to people. And you've really gotta love 'if you don't know why you're pro-life, just research it online'. Is that for the people who just love cupcakes so much that they'll use any excuse to make some? If you don't know why you're pro-life...you probably shouldn't be whipping up a bunch of baked goods to try to convert people to your point of view.
Q.) What if my school won't allow me to bring in cup cakes?
A1.) Give them out before or after school!
A2.) Do it anyway and be quick about it! Also be very apologetic and kind if you get caught.
A3.) Ask for permission to bring in pre-packaged cupcakes from a bakery!
A4.) Just pass out flyers and make cupcakes after school and hand them out to your neighbors in the name of life. Whatever you do, don't give up when confronted by opposition!
A5.) Just hand them out somewhere besides school.
A6.) Ask to set up a table at your local grocery store.
Of course Answer 2 is my favorite here, but I guess it is Cupcakes for Life, not Cupcakes for Honesty. I think I'd actually have more respect for this if the answer was to openly disregard school rules as a civil disobedience sort of thing because you believe so much in the cause, rather than 'do what you want but if you get caught you should play dumb and apologize your way out of it so you don't get into any trouble'.
Q.) How do I decorate cupcakes?
A.) Decorating cupcakes is harder than it looks, if you're not good at it find someone who is. However, making crazy looking life-cakes is half the fun. Make sure to have lots of fun decorating cupcakes! We spent the entire time laughing and joking when we made ours. If you come up with some wild cakes please send them to us on our myspace.
Crazy looking? Wild? I see where you're going with this, Cupcakes for Life people. Do you know how hard it is to pipe an icing fetus onto a cupcake? I wonder which pastry tip Martha Stewart would recommend for that.
After reading about this campaign, there's one thing that I'm sure of...I really want a cupcake right now. When's Pro-Choice Cupcake Day?