Treat Tuesday: 96 Cupcakes and Counting

Okay, you know the TV show 18 kids and counting. I thought it would be a fun title for my ALL OUT BAKE OFF. Yes! I love it








So in my Computers in Business class, we had to make our own pretend 'business' and so me and my partner decided to convert the self-serve frozen yogurt idea to cupcakes. We were thinking it wasn't so bad; the customer chose the cupcake, amount of frosting, and sprinkle selection. We made charts, papers, business plans, commercials: all out the wazzo (from Over the Hedge). It was amazin'. The teacher loved our idea and our work. So we had a trade show last week where we show off what our business does and try to get people to invest or buy your product. Well, lets just say I took customer satisfaction to a new level.

The night fun included {4} boxes of different cake mix {chocolate, french vanilla, funfetti, and red velvet), over {90} baking cups, and who-knows how much frosting. It was so much fun.

I started right after I got home from school. I mixed the Funfetti (The cake mix with random bursts of color in it) first and popped it in the oven. I was thinking, this isn't too bad. I just have to do that three more times. I ended up mixing all of the cake mix while the other cupcakes were in the oven and being bored.

{2} Hours Later

I grabbed the last batch of cupcakes out of the oven. Mmmm, French Vanilla. I let them all cool on 4 or 5 cooling racks and waited. Again.




{30} Minutes Later


Yes! Time to decorate. I grabbed the piping bag, some tips and was ready to go. The frosting wouldn't fit through the the smallest tip, or the next biggest, but the biggest tip we had finally had some frosting come through. Unbelievable. I at least got them all frosted!

The final product!
I know, this wasn't really a recipe, but it gives inspiration. It is so much fun to make so many cupcakes!

Oh Man, I Need to Catch Up

Yes, yes, I know. I am not going with the schedule. But cut me some slack! I am in my LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL. Yeah, you heard right. The last week. I am so excited.  :)

Anyway, you will be getting a CAKE POPS recipe today. I made them yesterday for some family and they loved them!

I kind of tweaked the recipe found here, but you can choose which recipe you want to use.

Cake Pops

Ingredients:
-1 Cake Mix
-1 Can of Frosting
-1 Package Almond Bark or Pure Milk Chocolate

Supplies:
-25 Lollipop Sticks
-Styrofoam

1. Bake the cake mix normally. Let it cool
2. Crumble the cake once cooled.
3. Mix crumbled cake and frosting and form into shapes of your choosing. 
4. Melt some of the almond bark. Dip the lollipop sticks in melted chocolate, and insert into cake balls.
5. Chill the cake pops.
I found it easier to tie all the cake pops together while transporting. It was way easier to handle.

6. Once chilled, dip in MORE melted almond bark and stand up in a glass (or Styrofoam. I didn't have any while I was making these)
7. Once dry...DECORATE!


You can kind of really tell that I am new to this :)
I hope you loved it! It is such a yummy recipe.

Mormon Missionary Monday: Letter #1

Well, hello on this bright morning! We got a letter from my brother on Thursday, and it is his first 'real' letter. (We got a 3 line letter from him that said he was good and settled in the day after he got in the MTC) It simply said that it is fun and extremely spiritual. From what I take from the letter is that his teachers are the 'investigators' and they are getting to role play a lot. I hope you like the treat tomorrow!
I have to run, school is calling.

Sacred Sunday: New Blogs, New Beginnings


     I have been wondering what I should write my first post about for my Sacred Sunday section of the blog. I just decided to write a little bit about what you should expect for the next 2-3 months in my corner of the blogging world.


     I am going to be out of school, so I will have way too much time on my hands (minus marching band, I will be bored out of my gourd) and so I decided to make a schedule of what to write and when. It will help me stay organized through long periods of 

“What do you want to do?” 

“I dunno, what do you want to do?”

 and on and on and so forth.

     This blog is a place to share favorite recipes, fun crafts, and new projects that I find in the blogosphere. I hope you enjoy it!


     Here is the schedule for the blog:

 Sacred Sunday; usually a spiritual thought
Mormon Missionary Monday; a quote, excerpt, or anything new in the missionary world
Treat Tuesday; a day that is just about treats. New recipes, some classics-the best
Wednesday: Break. I do need a break you know!
 Thrifty Thursday; a craft of some sort using an item that is not currently being used:)
 Favorite Post Friday; a post from another blog, or just one of the past posts
Create Saturday; a random craft or recipe to try out

Talk to you soon!

Kiana

Mint Chocolate Cupcakes

I was looking on one of my favorite sites: Lovin' From the Oven and I found a recipe that I wanted to try out on a lazy Sunday afternoon. The original recipe is here, and I just altered it a bit so I didn't have to buy anything that I didn't have.


Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25 oz.) package devil's food cake mix
  • 1 (5.9 oz.) package instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 2 cups mini semisweet chocolate chips
 Filling:
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chips (chopped)
  • Green food coloring


 Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.





2. In a large bowl mix together the cake and pudding mixes, sour cream, oil, eggs, and water.















3. Stir in the chocolate chips.











4. Pour the batter into the lined muffin cups 3/4 full.
















Bake for 20 to 24 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.










 Filling:
  • 8 oz Cool Whip
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup mint chocolate chips (chopped)
  • Green food coloring







 Combine all of the ingredients...













Cut the cupcake in half and fill it with the filling 




 I hope you like this recipe! I know my family did.