By now I'm sure you think I've had too much sugar and you would be sooo right!!! :) Well with all the excitement of the Gypsy starting at midnight, I couldn't wait to have a cupcake party while watching the show. Then I started thinking. . . why not involve Cricut in helping me make the cutest looking cupcakes in the neighborhood!
I know , I know you are confused right? Ok I’m going to share a secret with you. I don't really care for frosting much. That’s right, I know that sounds weird. I never have liked icing. But my DH adores frosting so I always make 2 batches, one for him one for me..(giggles)
Anywho I'm sure you are wondering who is this crazy person.....who doesn't like frosting? Ok by know you know more about me than you wanted to know right??????
Ok let's move on I want to show you a quick fun recipe..
BTW we are making hot fudge chocolate cupcakes with a center of white chocolate and off course the Cricut yum...
Here's your list of ingredients. (Oh of course you need cupcake pans)
- Pillsbury chocolate cake mix
- Cinnamon Sugar
- Jello (Fudge, Cheesecake)
- Mix the eggs and the 2 tbs butter until smooth then add 1 tsp vanilla and mix.
- Ad 1 1/2 cups milk.
- Add the jello fudge chocolate sugar free and the cheesecake sugar free until smooth. Add the cake mixture
- Melt chocolate in microwave for 1 mte then stir
- Preheat over to 350 degrees
- Spoon the cake mixture onto the cupcake liner. Add the melted chocolate in the middle. Spoon another mixture on top, see below.
Bake in the oven!
In the meantime , prepare the Cricut to cut the stencil for the decoration for the cupcake. I chose the Storybook cartridge, accent frame option#5.
For the stencil, I used the clam shell the storybook came in. Great way to recycle packaging. I used the multi cut, low speed and high pressure setting with blade #6.
Now, I can use the stencil to help me decorate the cupcake with powder sugar.
Isn’t that kewl??? I can use the Cricut machine from Provo Craft to decorate my cupcakes?
Here's the stencil at work... I'm so excited. It's a great thing. . . 90% of this cupcake used Splenda. If I had used sugar, I would be jumping up and down.....(giggles)
Here's the final cupcake. Isn't it cute????
Now what do you think? Fun eh. Yes, I did use frosting for my DH and DD. They are in happy cupcake frosting land now:)
On to the best part! We are going to give away a Provo Craft Cricut Storybook Cartridge to one lucky reader!! All you have to do is
a) leave a comment telling us what you think about the cupcake and
b) become a follower if you haven’t already done so. It’s that simple! You can leave as many comments as you want. Each comment will be counted as one entry. GOOD LUCK!
Drawing will end September 29, 2009 at midnight EST and the winner will be drawn/announced on September 30th.
PS we are still giving 2 Gypsy away more info here