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Birthday Cupcakes

Birthday Cupcakes
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Let me start off by wishing all mommies who share a September birthday with me “A Very Happy Birthday !

This post is to archive the happy time I had with my daughter while she was baking me some birthday cupcakes. I need a place to permanently store the process, my thoughts on the said day and of course the beautiful cupcake pictures. This post is clearly not a tutorial for baking cupcakes.

To add to our “Kitchen Tales” I decided to write about my special birthday cupcakes that my lovely 4 yr old made for me ! We used a box cake mix, store-bought frosting and Hershey’s cocoa powder. What I discovered , and I’m sure many of you would agree too, sometimes keeping it simple, makes all the difference in the world when baking with kids. Of course if a box mix is a big no-no for you, go for that white flour.

With this post, I would also like to add a [highlight bg=”#DDFF99″ color=”#000000″] “Deal or Dud” [/highlight]segment into my kitchen tales for the stuff I buy , that I think, is going to make things easier on me . This time I saw a cake decorating tool. It looks like a syringe and has interchangeable nozzles with different shapes for decoration. It was a dollar, not a big dent on my budget, so I bought it . I thought that it’s a perfect tool for my 4 yr old because it looks pretty easy to handle – hmm may be not.


It was a total[highlight bg=”#DDFF99″ color=”#000000″] “Dud” [/highlight] because the syringe never locked and the frosting always leaked and the push mechanism failed miserably. So as goes the saying old is gold – we stuck to our good old spatula to frost our delicious bundles.

[highlight bg=”#DDFF99″ color=”#000000″]Here is what we did[/highlight]

Step 1

We followed the package directions to make cupcakes and  split our batter into 2 bowls. One batter was going to be plain vanilla and the other chocolate or as Big S says “Make them brown”.

Step 2

Ditto with our frosting, split it into two, added cocoa to one part to make chocolate butter cream frosting. Yum !

Step 3

Bake according to package directions to make 24 cupcakes.Once done, allow them to cool.

Did you notice our 2 colors? As hard as it is to wait for the cooling process, we decided to play with a few pattern creations ! Come on we had to. it’s what we do ..[highlight bg=”#DDFF99″ color=”#000000″] make anytime into learning time [/highlight]!

Now it’s all upto Big S’s decorating mania. Let the artist do her job while I wait for my sweet bite.


A delicious cupcake, a tight hug and a warm kiss with a gentle whisper –” Happy Birthday Mommy ” – Slice of Heaven – Yum.

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