4.10.2012

.My first Cupcakes.

True story.
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.

Dialogue:

"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!!!

End Scene.

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:
I followed this tutorial to create the intricate pineapple flowers: 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
and remember
--Little Things Bring Smiles--

32 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes are amazing for your first time making them ever!! Great work :)

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  2. I love making cupcakes! These are fantastic! I can't believe it was your first try at cupcakes - pretty adventurous with the pineapple, but they look delicious. :)

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  3. Hahaha... oh Katie, you gave me a much needed laugh today. I love you! And those cupcakes look both delicious AND spectacular! I've never seen pineapple flowers before but definitely want to give them a try now. These look like they should be on that Food Network show Cupcake Wars!

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  4. You are too funny. I can totally picture that scene with my incredibly helpful and invested brother searching high and low with you for the cupcake mix! That is just fabulous :) Those things happen to everyone...did I ever tell you about the time I tried to use an electric knife? Oh, that was really funny too...:)
    But the cupcakes are gorgeous. Good work!
    Naomi

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  5. That is too funny! Aren't you glad you called your mom instead of flagging down someone at the store?! They look great especially those pineapples!

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  6. I totally just giggled and shared your story with my husband. I am notorious for doing silly things like that!! Love the way they turned out and congrats on making your first cupcakes!

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  7. how creative! love the topping. you can never go wrong with cupcakes ;)
    xo TJ

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  8. These flowers are beautiful. You did a great job! I'd love for you to come share your post at my link party.
    http://whitelightsonwednesday.blogspot.com/2012/04/wednesday-whatsits-4.html

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  9. I had four of them and they were delicious. - Alex

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  10. It looks and sounds so yummy! Thanks for the lovely recipe.Great shots.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  11. Those cupcakes look amazing!!! I love the pineapple on the top! I think for your first time at cupcakes you totally succeeded!!!

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  12. That's a great story, and you tell it so well. The pineapple flowers caught my eye when I saw you had posted at Handy Man Crafty Woman. They will be perfect for topping some cupcakes I am making for an upcoming party. Thanks so much.

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  13. I can't believe these are your first cupcakes, they are so gorgeous!!

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  14. That is story is too funny! You have to love moms. Your pineapple flowers came out gorgeous. I'd love it if you'd share these at my link party at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/04/whimsy-wednesdays-6.html.

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    1. I'm so glad you shared this at Whimsy Wednesdays! I hope you'll come back this week to share your latest projects.

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  15. Love your blog and this yummy recipe ! Can you please post at my Taste This Thursday party! Your newest follower !

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  16. These are amazing for your first attempt at cupcakes! Great job! I'd love it if you'd share it at Sweet & Simple Sunday (going on all week) at Cups by Kim! p.s. I'm your newest follower!!
    http://www.cupsbykim.blogspot.com/2012/04/sweet-simple-sunday-4.html

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  17. Love this! We just posted our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/04/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_12.html?m=1

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  18. How cool is that!? Great looking cupcakes and amazing for a 1st-timer! Please link up to Foodie Friday Don't forget to leave me a comment too!

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  19. Adorable story!! Love it:D And LOVE your cupcakes.. are you sure this is your first time?! ;) They look gorgeous and yummy! Great job!!!!

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  20. Oh..featuring your cupcakes on my Facebook page:) http://www.facebook.com/odetoinspiration

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  21. These turned out AWESOME. I love the pineapple on the top. I have a post with tips for cute cupcakes on my blog and you did two of them (don't over fill your cups and add something cute on top.) I featured them tonight.

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  22. Wow,,very pretty. I wonder what type of icing you used. Was it plain vanilla/white icing? I was thinking, if so,perhaps a small bit of the juice from the pineapple mixed it would be great.

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