for september birthday treats, both red velvet and funfetti cupcakes were requested. as i explained in the last post, i was definitely worried about the red velvet cupcakes but i figured the funfetti cupcakes would be super easy, nothing to worry about. but then when i went to the grocery store to pick up the cake mix they didn’t have any funfetti mix. uh oh!?!?! what do i do? fortunately, they did have white cake mix and since funfetti is essentially just white cake mix sprinkles, i figured i could just add some sprinkles to white cake mix.
but how much do i add? thank goodness for the internet i just googled it and found out that you need to add 1/3 cup of sprinkles for a batch of 24 cupcakes. that’s actually more than a whole bottle of sprinkles! wow! i had no idea there were so many sprinkles in funfetti cupcakes.
once you mix the sprinkles in, it looks just like regular funfetti cake batter. yay!
on a kind of related note, since i finally figured out how to make red velvet cupcakes from scratch, i think i’ll try to make white cake next. the past few times i’ve tried it just didn’t work. every time the cupcakes were dense and dry. yuck! since then i’ve just used box cake mix. but really i have nothing against cake mix, especially because it’s affordable, tastes fine, and you can change it up into all different kinds of cupcakes like key lime pie, strawberry cheesecake, and lemon raspberry. i know a lot of other bloggers/bakers despise cake mix but i’m not afraid to admit it, yay for cake mix!!!