(They're so yummy & so cute, how can you really mind?)
This first one was my contribution to the weekly Supper Club at Jen & Bob's.
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes--SUPER EASY, you basically just substitute the water for pink lemonade concentrate in a boxed white cake mix and whip up a frosting (stick of butter, 3c powdered sugar, 2T lemon juice, bit of salt, mix until frosting).
Also, a few months ago I had one of the scariest experiences of my life. I let a pregnant woman see a cupcake and I didn't let her eat it. I have never seen such hate in Kari's eyes before. So I promised her, as soon as she was able to have alcohol again, I'd make her the Car Bomb cupcakes. This just so happened to align with the joint birthday party of two of the sweetest boys in town, for whom I'd promised (their mom) cupcakes for the party.
Thus, the day of three entirely different batches of cupcakes. That took forever, and I don't want to do it again. This is another reason why I will continue to decline all of your suggestions that I start a cupcake shop. I took these pictures last minute at the party with my phone, so the quality is not great.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes
These were yummy and the linked recipe to make the topper cookies was great. I will save it for my regular chocolate chip cookie recipe. However, the topper cookies were WAAAY bigger than I wanted, and I'd only used a teaspoon for the scoop. Will have to fine tune that. People were mind-boggled by the raw dough filling. :)
These were... frankly a mess. ALSO yummy, but a gooshy mess. I tried to shortcut the recipe by buying a jar of marshmallow fluff to pipe on top instead of the recipe frosting. Little did I know, marshmallow fluff has an incredible capacity to ooze. I hoped once I toasted the marshmallow with my BRAND-NEW KITCHEN TORCH(!!) the spread would stop, but as you can see, continued oozing.
Kari was excited about getting a chance at the boozy cupcakes, but this time I got yelled at by McKenna, for making such yummy looking cupcakes that she (as a 7-year-old) was not allowed to eat. That recipe is here: http://smittenkitchen.com/2009/01/car-bo