funfetti cupcakes

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!!!

kermit cupcakes

so remember my really nice and thoughtful colleague who sent me the mini egg muffin recipe?  well it’s her birthday today!  yay!  so last week, another one of my colleagues came up with a fabulous idea and suggested that i make her kermit cupcakes.  she really likes kermit the frog and has a bunch of super fun kermit collectibles in her office.  perfect!

these kermit cupcakes are funfetti cupcakes with vanilla buttercream decorated with a fondant kermit.  i used the homemade fondant recipe that i made a while back and then cut out and formed a whole bunch of kermits.  also, don’t worry i didn’t color in the eyes with a sharpie or something, i actually used a food coloring marker.  it took some trial and error but i think they turned out pretty good, especially considering the fact that this is the second time that i used fondant and the first time i actually tried to model fondant into a character.  what do you think?

here are some snapshots my kermit making adventures…