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Saturday, January 23, 2010

I Make Cupcakes!

Dick came home and announced he'd like to take something to work today for the gang because they are all mandatory overtime. Heck! I said, (under my breath of course,) I really didn't feel like cooking on a Friday night. 

So what to do?

Out came the boxes and cans! Yep! I don't care what anybody admits, everyone will resort to a box when they're tired and a little bitchy!

Here's my ingredients picture.

Whenever I make a cake from a box, I always add a teaspoon full of vanilla,  use a third of the water measurement of milk instead and add a big dollop of butter to the mix. 
My mother always said it took the cardboard taste away!
So I just followed the directions on the box with my additions and changes.

Hmmm... What to do now... What to do?

Well, to start with, I fixed the store bought icing up a little with a dollop of butter. 
(Again, takes the cardboard taste out and it just gets creamier.)
And just slathered it on. 
(Well, the part that didn't get all over my fingers and that I had to  lick off!)

Then I remembered some gummy worms I had bought for the Grands

And so I twirled them and stuck them in the icing

Wow! I was on a roll! I ran to the pantry and got these out!

 And this is what I ended up with!

Plated some up to see how they looked

 OK, so I went a little nuts and  decided to get all fancy smancy

This is a candelabra that has been sparkle-ized!

A close up to make your mouth water.... mmmmm

I couldn't stand it either!

They're decent for out of a box! I hope Dick's buddies approve!


Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

What a hoot! You had so much you got in a better mood as the baking went on! I especially love the last picture...the cupcake paper and a lipstick smooch. Delicious!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

You are a sweetheart to do all that for the people at your husbands work place. that should really brighten their day. You are a creative person indeed!

Nina Diane said...

yummmm! I've never done that when I do fix a box cake mix...the adding vanilla part. I will try that, thanks for the tip

Eva Gallant said...

Wow! I bet those coworkers were happy!

She Writes said...

I am gaining weight just looking at those!

Richard @ The Bewildered Brit said...

I'm sure your husband's workmates all love you now! Those look awesome!

And I simply *adore* your cupcake stand thingy!

Bogaman said...

sounds like you cook like my mom, with imagination. X.

Marydon Ford said...

What a grand time you had as you went along making these. Try eliminating the oil & using sour cream instead ... nummy,\.

Yup, chuckle, you probably would make a killing using those Zonkee's in an ad for leggings. Cute little boogers, aren't they.

Have a beautiful weekend.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Nancy Jane said...

Well I'm glad that you're unplanned Friday night bake-a-thon turned out to be fun! The results were adorable! Bet your husband's coworkers had a great time with these...

LadyCat said...

Wow...they look delicious! You are very creative and I'm sure your hubby's pals appreciated them. They look like they could be Valentine cupcakes : )

Anonymous said...

Perfectly precious and yummy to boot! Love your blog too!

Ticking and Toile said...

YUM! looks fabulous! Now I'm off to copy your cauliflower recipe! That looks good too!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

How fabulous.. I didn't know which of your blogs to go to .. but think I picked a good one here.. haha... I'm sure the 'Boys' at George's work will have loved these!! hehee... very cute.. x Julie

NicNacManiac said...

I think I am going to make some of those this all of your little extras and they look fantastic now! Your little glittered candle stand is to die for!!
Your blog is adorable and so is your sense of humour...enjoy this warm Sunday! xOxO Nerina

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Hi, nice to meet you! These look great.I'll try adding in the "extras" next time, sounds like a good idea. Love the gummy worm touch. Guys should really go for that!

Anonymous said...

You know, I'm trying really hard not to think about cupcakes. And there you are making cupcakes JUST TO MESS WITH ME. Tsk!

...please send me a cupcake...

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

you can make some very nice desserts using one of those old box mixes. That's how I make "no pudge" brownies. Use one of the mixes and instead of oil and eggs just add yogurt. And you are so right that a teaspoon of real vanilla does wonders. :)