.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.


"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--


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

  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. :)

  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!

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

  8. These flowers are beautiful. You did a great job! I'd love for you to come share your post at my link party.

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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.

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

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

  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!!

  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

  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!

  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!!!!

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

  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.

  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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