I know – it must be really surprising that I, of all people, have never baked cupcakes before. >.<; My mom recently bought cupcake/muffin tins, which I immediately took with me to school, and Kristiana had sent me these super cute Little Mermaid baking cups the other week! So I figured that now was a better time than ever to try it out. :P
A couple weeks ago, there was a sale at Target where all their Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mix cost only $1 per box! We used the yellow cake mix. :D
Since Michael and I often watch Cupcake Wars on The Food Network, we recognized that our mixture was a little too wet. We didn’t have an ice cream scooper, either, so we kind of made a mess while trying to get the batter into the baking cups with a ladle. XD
They came out really fluffy and light, though, after leaving them in the oven for only 18 minutes! :D And much yellower than I was expecting. :P
After letting them cool for a few minutes, we each grabbed and knife and messily frosted them with Whipped Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Frosting by Betty Crocker. : )
And this was what the final product looked like! : ] Although they were good, I wished I had bought decorations or a better brand of cake mix and frosting.
I really enjoyed baking these, though – definitely going the extra mile next time so that our cupcakes look much neater and taste much better. :D If any of you guys have tips for me, or brands that have worked out wonderfully for them, please share! I’m willing to learn from the pros. ; )
On a final note, I bought some cute new underwear from Aerie today! : ) They were having a 7 for $25 sale, which is a much better deal than other lingerie places like Victoria’s Secret or Gilly Hicks. The patterns are so pretty, and the cotton is so soft! The touch of lace also makes me feel really feminine. :P I signed up for the rewards card, too, since Aerie is owned by American Eagle. I’m going to find myself shopping there eventually someday. XD