This morning, at 9:00am, Cal played Minnesota. Golden Bears vs. Golden Gophers. And my contribution to the game-watching party (TiVo'd at a friend's house, starting a little after 10am - the game was in Minnesota and we didn't all get up early enough to start watching at 9) was a tray of mini cupcakes. My theory was that if you're gonna eat cupcakes for breakfast, they might as well be tiny cute ones! With Cal-colored decorations! Cute!
Bria, Shanna, you're going to scold me again, but I used Betty Crocker butter yellow cake mix. :-) I had never bought butter yellow - I guess I usually just buy regular yellow...because I was totally caught off guard when the box said to add a stick of butter (in place of the usual oil). That's what I get for buying a box of cake mix just because it's on sale (for $0.99! I mean, come on!), I guess. Oh well, they tasted good. Even if the frosting slid off the tops of some of the cupcakes (theories? I have no idea why this happened. Yes, the cupcakes were cool when I frosted them). And even if half of them got knocked over in the car on the way to Erin's house.
Please enjoy the photos below. I thought the cupcakes were so cute, I had to take a billion pictures. PS - even though the 3rd quarter was a bit shockingawfulterriblehowtheheckaretheynotplayingwellanymore, the Bears won the game. Yay!
You'll hear no scolding from me, at least not when the cakes look that cute!ReplyDelete
Tee hee, baked goods are better in miniature-form, aren't they?ReplyDelete
The frosting slippage happens to me when I use my tips, too. I now spread a thin layer of frosting on with a knife first before frosting with my tips. It keeps it in place pretty well. I figured the frosting from the tips just wasn't adhering right :) Hope this works for you!ReplyDelete
Dopey! You are so smart. I am going to try your trick because I have the same issue Kim has. And Kim? The cupcakes are SO CUTE. And SO DELICIOUS. Looking. At least. I bet they were awesome. Mmmm. I want a cupcake.ReplyDelete
P.S. my captcha on your blog tonight has been "go scram" "rolls" and "slugger". Weird, huh?
Thanks for the tip, Dopey! I will try it when I make the cupcakes again this weekend!ReplyDelete
Frostytrish - That is weird. I love when captchas make real words!
I feel left out. What is a captcha??????ReplyDelete
You know that security thing where you have to type in a random jumbling of letters/numbers/words to prove you're a human and not a spambot? That's a captcha.ReplyDelete
Too cute! I agree with Shanna - can't scold when they look so good. Of course, now I totally want yellow cake with chocolate frosting.ReplyDelete
Oh, once I made a yellow cake with chocolate frosting as a surprise for a friend's birthday, and his wife insisted I put lemon extract in the cake. I was really skeptical, but it was actually pretty good. Worth a try, anyway, next time you feel adventurous and cakey :)
Ooh, I'll have to give the lemon extract a try! And I swear, one of these days I'm makin' it from scratch!ReplyDelete
PS - maybe it's the highly-processed ingredients, but the batter totally stayed good for a whole week in my refrigerator (in a tightly sealed plastic container). It was awesome. Because guys? You can easily get 24 cupcakes out of only 1/2 a batch of batter.
Fun fact: Each cupcake uses less than 1 tablespoon of batter. So don't feel guilty eating a bunch of 'em! :-)