I am 25 years old and made my first batch of cupcakes on Friday.
Because I like to keep things real on this blog I thought I would share my embarrassing and awkward conversation with my mom and can I just say, aren't moms the best for always loving you and supporting you no matter what?!..
Scene: Locate Cupcake Mix
Setting: I was in Kroger with Adam shopping for the bridal shower. I decided on making cupcakes as the dessert, even though I have never attempted them before, because cupcakes are well--just cute!
Conflict: Adam and I could not locate a box mix for cupcakes. We saw muffins, breads, and cakes but no cupcakes. We were a bit frazzled and so, we called my mom.
"Hey Mom. Random question for you. I'm in Kroger and want to make cupcakes for Mandy's shower
but can't find a box with a cupcake on it."- Me
"Oh Katie. Think about it for a second."- Mom
(a little time passes)
"Do you use regular cake mix and simply pour it into a muffin tray?" - Me
"Yes sweetheart. That is exactly what you do. I knew you'd figure it out." - Mom
"Ha, oh my. Thanks Mom, love you!" - Me
Resolution: Buy regular cake mix!!!
Yes friends, that is all sadly true. My new goal is to stop and think for a minute before sharing my ridiculous thoughts out loud. It did make me feel better Adam was just as clueless about the cupcake mix as I was--we make such a good team :)
Now forget everything you just read and feast your eyes on these little beauties. I am very proud of my first batch of cupcakes:
Annie's Eats. The only thing I will stress from her tutorial is to slice your pineapple as thin as you can. It is harder than it sounds but this is the most important step. I also had to bake mine for an extra hour to really get the pretty coloring and texture needed. I followerd her tip and left them overnight in my muffin tray for guaranteed shaping.
Remember--if I, the girl who was looking for cupcakes on a box, could make these flowers--YOU CAN TOO! Now I simply need to work on my frosting skills.
Happy Living--Happy Baking
--Little Things Bring Smiles--