However that has led to more of this:
But I am trying to use up all the food in the house, and when I saw this recipe, and knew I had all the ingredients, well, it was providential! Green Velvet Cupcakes had to be made! They were so easy, I'm glad I made time for them.
basic recipe is super simple. You prepare a boxed white cake mix according to the package directions, and simply add 1 tbsp. green food coloring and 2 oz. melted semi-sweet baking chocolate. You finish baking the cupcakes using the directions on the box. That's it! You could really make any color "velvet" you wanted, but I loved the dark green color. In case you were wondering, 1 tbsp. of food coloring is almost two little bottles! I ran out of regular green, so I ended up concocting a mixture of neon green, blue and yellow to get the same results. Just remember, your batter will get darker as it bakes, so don't make it too deep or you will have black cupcakes! I also used a vanilla cake mix, instead of white, so obviously this recipe is very forgiving.
I didn't care for their frosting recipe, so I ended up adding 1 and 1/2 blocks of cream cheese, tons of powdered sugar, and a little more vanilla to the Cool Whip. These were even more yummy after they had been refrigerated. I didn't have any green sprinkles (I hate those anyway, and remember, moving!) so I used some decorator icing and mint M&Ms to make little shamrocks. I got the adorable chevron cupcake liners at Micheal's last year for a $0.25! Love!
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Those look amazing! No matter how hard I work, mine would never look like this! I totally stink at frosting!ReplyDelete
Karen- no secret, I've just found that thicker frosting looks prettier when I "pipe" it out of my ziploc with the corner cut off! ;) How it looks, though, never really matters-it's all about taste, right? :)Delete
The cupcakes are adorable and congrats on the move. I lived several states away from my family for years and getting "back in the neighborhood" was a wonderful feeling - especially with a little one. It's so nice to be able to share life's big moments without trying to come up with $1000 for plane fare! I hope your transition is smooth and safe!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Mindie! Cute *and* easy is my favorite combination!ReplyDelete
My mom is over the moon-maybe because she usually footed the plane fare bill! ;) Thanks so much for the well wishes. I will definitely be much happier once the craziness of packing is over!ReplyDelete
Congratulations on your move! It's funny b/c we are actually preparing for the exact opposite. While it is not a 2 days drive, we will be 4 hours away which is comparable to a 2 day drive when you currently live with 4-14 minutes of both of our parents, my sister, and lots of other family. Good luck as you continue to prepare and make the move! :) LanaReplyDelete