Thursday, December 13, 2007

Hot Cocoa Cupcakes (*The Faker Method*)

Have you missed me? Just like you I have been caught up in the hustle and bustle of the season -- I have managed to stamp and color some images, but have I made them into cards yet -- nope! One night really soon I plan to sit down and do that -- it's just that by the time I get to the end of the day I am pooped and just fall into bed and sleep as soon as the kids are asleep. Seriously, it is kind of embarrassing really, that I am going to bed at like 9 pm! Sheesh! I have had to catch up on my shows online lately because I have been too tired to watch.

Anyway, today I decided to test out some cupcakes -- I am going to a Christmas Party and Hayride Caroling Event this weekend at a farm, and I am supposed to bring a dessert, and I thought cupcakes would be perfect! I mean, when aren't cupcakes perfect??? So today, I made Hot Cocoa Cupcakes and tomorrow I plan to try some spice ones. Now for the faker method -- I used chocolate fudge cupcake mix and marshmallow cream by Kraft (SMALL SIDENOTE: Isn't marshmallow cream the weirdest thing ever -- seriously it just amazes me for some reason) for the topping. I got the idea for these yummy cupcakes from Crazy About Cupcakes by Krystina Castella (I have referred to this book before -- I really like it). Oh and the cupcake papers are actually Creme Brulee cups that my friend Jaime told me about from Smart and Final (thanks Jaime). I love them, I think they look totally cute and they make it so you don't have to use a cupcake pan, you can just put them in the oven on a cookie sheet and fit a lot more at once! They are fabulous!!!! Oh and the cupcakes just pop right out of them too! Perfect! Anyway, hope you take some time for holiday baking -- even if it is the faker variety just like me. No one will remember that you brought the not from scratch cupcakes!!!! How could they possibly ever know????


Ticia said...

I lack the words to decribe how good those look !

JenMarie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Those look heavenly!!!

Cris A said...

I can smell them from here! What is sprinkled on top? Is it actual hot cocoa mix?

InspiredByInk said...

Hi amanda, these look delish and you've 'talked' me into requesting the cupcake book for christmas! woo hoo heheh

Oh and can you please tell me where you purchased your paper cups from? I'd love to find some that didn't have to go into cake pans.



Anonymous said...

oooooohhhh yummy, they look just like a mug of hot chocolate! bet they taste awesome