Monday, June 11, 2012

Cupcakes!!

I have been on a mission to make super snazzy looking cupcakes for about a year.  I’ve posted about them a few times but I think I finally have this cupcake thing down.  Not only do they look snazzy but they taste pretty awesome too!  It thought icing a cupcake would be really hard, but it totally isn’t.  Once I had the right supplies, I was able to master the icing.  {GLORIOUS TREATS} is a great blog about making cupcakes and icing with tutorials.  {THIS} blog post is my favorite because it shows how easy it is to ice cupcakes and she provides information about the right supplies needed.

I use a boxed cake mix and add additional ingredients.  I just don’t see how it would be that much cheaper to make a cake from scratch; it seems like it would take longer … Time is money.  I always use milk instead of water. Sour cream, coffee creamer, and yogurt can all be substitutes for the water but not limited to those.  Also, do NOT bake for 20+ minutes! I don't not know why the box says that. I would bake for 13 minutes, stick in a toothpick to see if they're done.  Different flavors bake for different amounts of time. About 15 mins- give or take ... Depending on your oven (or elevation?!?! Not sure if that really has any bearing on the bake time.) My cupcakes never bake for more than 15 minutes. 

Also, if you ice the cupcake and it doesn't turn out, just push the icing off the cupcake and redo it.  I  always have about three or four that I have to redo. I push the icing off with a butter knife and reuse the icing if I need to!

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2 comments:

Judy Bagwell said...

Your cupcakes look awesome!! Loving the mustashe! :-)

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

These look awesome - saw these on Market Yourself Monday!

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