I invented the gingersnap icebox cupcake yesterday. Layer thin gingersnaps (I used Nyakers) and whipped cream in a custard cup or what have you. Refrigerate a few hours. Eat. It’s good.
(I learned about icebox cakes watching Mr. Rogers as a child. He made one with chocolate wafers one day.)
I’m not going to google it, but I am fairly certain that thousands before me have invented the gingersnap icebox cake. That’s how it always happens: I have a brilliant idea, then learn that it is already in production.
For example, the credit card accepting parking meters – my idea! I thought of them when searching for quarters for a meter one day at the city library. Told my husband. He said they had them in other cities. A year later, I was sliding my card through a meter by the library.
I know I’m not the only one. What did you invent (after it had already been invented by someone else)?