Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Provo Craft Cricut Cartridge Storybook & Cupcake Party &Giveaway?


Hi Everyone,

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..

READY????

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
  • Butter
  • Vanilla
  • Eggs
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Jello (Fudge, Cheesecake)



Let's begin:
  1. Mix the eggs and the 2 tbs butter until smooth then add 1 tsp vanilla and mix.
  2. Ad 1 1/2 cups milk.
  3. Add the jello fudge chocolate sugar free and the cheesecake sugar free until smooth.  Add the cake mixture
  4. Melt chocolate in microwave for 1 mte then stir
  5. Preheat over to 350 degrees
  6. 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.











Tip:

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



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141 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yum! I can't wait to try that recipe! And the stencil was a wonderful idea! Love this new site!
Carrie K
carriedan1@msn.com

Linda said...

yummy I love cupcakes and now I know how to make them really pretty

Kimba28s said...

That is super cute I almost bought some martha stewart cupcake things and I am so glad I did not because that is a way cute way! I just wish I could eat one of those wonderful cupcakes!!

Dottie in FL said...

I want to try that so bad - love the idea of saving the clamshell packaging!

lavendarrose29 said...

Ok such a good idea. I love frosting the more the better. I do however have a child who like you does not like frosting so this idea is great and with his birthday being next week this idea is super and timely. Thanks for the great idea

lavendarrose29 said...

ok my daughter just looked at these and is copying the recipe so she can make them. She will be the next world class baker

lavendarrose29 said...

my recycler is asking if we need to use the deep cut blade or did the original one work

lavendarrose29 said...

yum yum yum....

lavendarrose29 said...

so want this cartridge can you tell

Uzueta said...

I love making cupcakes. Now I can use my cricut to templates. Thanks for the Idea.

Rachel said...

OMG CHOCOLATE!!! I LOVED the idea of recycling that plastic by making a stencil, that was so cool.My mom wants this cartridge so badly(see above posts she lavendarrose29).I seriously cannot wait to make these and try them...THERE GONNA BE AWESOME!!!!!!My one debate is how much powdered suger for the top*thinks seriously*...They look great and delicious!

Carrie's Craft room said...

OMG I want one so bad! That cupcake looks sooooo good. Can't wait to try to make these. Thanks for sharing!!! What a great idea to decorate them!

lauracharko said...

Another useful way to use the Cricut! Mmmm, wanting some cupcakes now!

Rachel said...

You guys made me seriously want chocolate...I'M GONNA GO MAKE THOSE CUPCAKES!!!!!!!!!YUM TO THE EXTREME!

Tea 4 Two Originals said...

Love, love the idea. Thanks and have many yummy bites.

Tea 4 Two Originals said...

I am gonna make some of those yummies, right now!!!

Anonymous said...

omg this is a great idea! Now I can use this for halloween cupcakes and put little skulls or pumpkins on them for my coworkers. such a cute idea. omg I just thought of the cute things I can do for valentine's day and easter! bookmarked!


killerthebunny@hotmail.com

Terry said...

The recipe is great and I love the stencil! TFS

~Terry

gmeguia said...

OMG! Those look yummy. I will have to try you receipe. No worries... I don't like frosting either. Love the stencil idea. That is great.

Hope I win.

gmeguia@verizon.net

anloko said...

Another great idea....how do you come up with these???? That is so cute and my son will love the cupcakes (i.e. anything chocolate). I wonder if he'll notice the decoration before digging in?

karingbear said...

I don't like frosting either. At least not all the time.

Mervi said...

Hey, great idea,thanks, your reader;-))m

Amy said...

What a YUMMY looking cupcake!!

Amy said...

I am a follower.....

Amy said...

Thanks for the recipe!!

Juliet said...

Great idea! I love to bake and creating paper goods. Perfect for me!

Juliet said...

My husband have been wanting to get the storybook for a long time. I hope I win, so I can surprise him.

Juliet said...

It's time I start baking again. It's been some time, and you are giving me some great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration

Melissa said...

That sounds so good to have chocolate in the middle. Will have to give that a try. Thanks! Very good use of the clam shell too. Clever & green ; ) Never would have thought to get the stencil that way. Thanks for ideas!

Susan De Crafter said...

thinking outside the box--a great idea.

{Shopaholic} said...

they look so delicious and if I had storybook I could make them also and decorate them the same! Tahnks for the opportunity

Bridget =) said...

i think that's a really neat idea! (but i love frosting! LOL)

Bridget =) said...

oh, and i'm already a follower! thanks!

Emma said...

I signed up for the gypsy but now I want a cupcake to...Mmmmm

Emma said...

me again.... I love the sound of these cup cakes and at 4:17 am they are real Nummy looking will you send one to all of us???

scoutmom said...

Mmmmmm.....Love cupcakes!!! But, what's a wrestling mom to do heading into high school wrestling season with a son who's watching his weight? Note to self: make & eat all cupcakes while son is at school. :-) Thanks for sharing the great decorating idea & the recipe!

Melissa S said...

Looks yummy!! Thanks for the chance at the cart!

Melissa

- - Sheryl - - said...

what a great way to decorate a food item!
yum!

- - Sheryl - - said...

My Daughter love cupcakes and is at Collge... I could cut out the University Letters "NU" and use powered sugar - she will love it!
Thanks for the idea

- - Sheryl - - said...

Oh - forgot - great way to recycle. I keep the clam shells in a box - just waiting to cut.... should I buy the deep blade?

thanks again

- - Sheryl - - said...

oops - forgot to mention I am already a follower.
Have a great day!

Helen said...

That looks like a yummy cupcake!! I will have to try them out.

I would so love to win Storybook!!

I am already a follower.

Kraftychick said...

Please tell me that these cupcakes are Weight Watcher friendly!!! I think I know the answer! Thanks for the opportunity to win this cart!

Jackie

Katherine said...

These look gooood! No calories, right? I'm enjoying you new blog.

Jamie said...

I have some of the stencil material! I never thought to use it for baking! TFS.

Killam Creative said...

Ok, that looks really good and love the stencil idea! I've wanted Storybook for a while, so I have fingers crossed! I shouldn't be looking at this while hungry for breakfast, though!

Susan

Tammy D said...

Yum that looks so good. I love frosting, but I'm ever so picky about it. Plus I really like variety. I love the stencil idea. Thanks for sharing it!

Samantha T. said...

Cute and tasty! Does it get any better than that?

RAP said...

The cupcake looks yummy. The stencil is cute

RAP said...

I am a follower

RAP said...

Oh I would love to have the storybook cartridge. It looks so good.

Denise said...

That is soo cute~ I love your site, I look everyday for new updates.. What a great idea~~ Thanks for the chances to win~~ I follow your blog~~~ Denise

Mimi said...

yummy! it's nice and cold today...perfect for baking! Thanks for the reciepe!

Karen said...

Fun idea for a cupcake decoration! :>

Karen said...

I am already a follower! :>

Dana said...

What a great idea! Love the recycle part too!

Charity said...

The stencil is a nifty idea!

lavendarrose29 said...

oh by the way did I mention I am an avid follower

lavendarrose29 said...

isnt my daughter cute she wrote out the grocery list for me to get today..rachel is her name

lavendarrose29 said...
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Lainey W said...

This gave me a great idea to dust powder sugar on brownies. Thanks.

Lainey

lainey_jane1@yahoo.com

Stampmeblue said...

Way cute idea on the cupcakes.

LindaP said...

Another great Blog to follow!! Love it so far!! Thanks for the great ideas!!
Linda
clcmp@msn.com

Sharon Sprouse said...

very cute idea for cupcake...I have one daughter who doesn't eat the frosting either so this is a great alternative that I can do for her. Thanks for the inspiration. Sharon
paperdesignsbysharon@gmail.com

wilonestar said...

Love the idea of using stencils for my cupcakes. How much choc do you microwave and add? Can I enter to win if I don't have a blog??

wilonestar said...

Still trying to figure out the recipe. What do you use the cinnamon sugar for? Can you tell I don't cook or bake, but really want to?

Jes said...

turned out super cute.. and what a great idea!

those cupcake designs at the store are a bit pricey for my liking!

great job :)

CathieForman said...

What a great idea and it looks yummy.My sister has been making cupcakes for my nephew's football games and this project would be great to do with a football on top.

JPScraps said...

Chocolate cupcakes.mmmmmmmmmmmm

Joana said...

what a fabolous idea , looks super cute and Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmyyyyy

Kristina said...

OOOh that cup cake looks yummy. You're making me so hungry.

lado said...

Another wonderful use of die cuts. Love it.

Karen and Kyle said...

Man. That cupcake looks amazing!! And I love the stencil idea. Cute!

aimado said...

What a great idea. I can see all kinds of stenciled holiday goodies in my future!

Maggie said...

Ladies,
thank you so much for the sweet comments, wileonestar,
instead of powder sugar I also used the cinnamon sugar as well to give it a little kick :)
Maggie

Lauren Bowser said...

What great ideas you have. Can't wait to try it. Thanks

Ms_Dee said...

That's why I love my Cricut and E....The possibilities are limitless......This is such a great idea... I am going to work your cupcakes into my schedule with my DGC this weekend...I think they will enjoy making these cupcakes......and what a great idea ....right in time for the holidays.......I am also a follower of your blog......TFS your great ideas......

Shelly said...

Those cupcakes look delicious!

Shelly said...

I am a follower, LOVE the blog! Thanks!

Shelly said...

Very clever idea for involving the cricut with your baking!

Shelly said...

Thanks for the chance to win this cart. i have heard and seen awesome things with it!

Shelly said...

I really hope to be able to try this out for myself. Thanks

MedicScrapper said...

It's amazing how multi-functional the Cricut is! What will you ladies think of next??? I'd love a cupcake right now - looks delicious and feeling the drain from staying up for the world launch of the Gypsy! Thanks for sharing :)

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

How creative!!! Wouldn't it be cool to do this with a letter and use them for a bridla shower!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

How creative!!! Wouldn't it be cool to do this with a letter and use them for a bridla shower!!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

Forgot to tell you I am already a follower :)

My Creative Time said...

What a great idea for your cupcakes! I can already see making mickey mouse ones!!! Thanks for the tip, I love it!:)

Will and Vannessa said...

I was actually thinking that one of those cupcakes would have been nice to have during the Gypsy debut. But instead I had veggie soup-no fun at all!

Kimberly's Creative Blogspace said...

I think it is an interesting idea. I don't know if I'd go that far for cupcakes but using the clamshell was a good idea.

Amanda said...

Ok that cupcake looks very yummy:0)
Amanda
amanda.barger@us.army.mil

Rachel said...

Total awesomeness.CHOCOLATE!CHOCOLATE!*qoute from spongebob* I'd like to buy all your chocolate.*melts* Thank you for you patronage...Now im going to make awesome cupcakes with it.Mom wants this cartridge so bad...Ok I probably want it more then her but she owns the cricut so :(

Hope said...

Yummy!!! Cupcake!!!

Hope said...

I am follower too!!

Oh-I love the cupcake design!! :)

ClassicZippo said...

I love cupcakes and the stencil idea is adorable!

Anonymous said...

Recipe sounds so decadent. I might just make them this weekend just because. I've seen stencils like this for cakes but now they can be personalized what a great idea. Thanks.

guyland gal

Scrapamum said...

did you seriously have to tempt me? Now I have to go find something equally chocolatety ( is that a word?) and yummy.

Di&Co said...

What a great idea! Im gonna be making stencils for my cupcakes! Yummy idea!

Pat B. said...

I this idea!!! Chocolate in the middle, who would have thought it?

I try to be really green so I love the idea of recycling the clam shells.

Keep up the good work.
Pat B.

Pat B. said...

Oh yes, I forgot, how much of the Baker's White Chocolate did you melt?

Thanks again, Pat B.

Pat B. said...

Can you tell that I'm not the greatest cook?????? How long do you bake the cupcakes? Does having the baker's chocolate in the middle require longer cooking time?

Thanks so much
Pat B.

Pat B. said...

Oh yes, I would love to win the Storybook cart. I have been looking at it for a long time.

One other question. Is there any way to sign up to win the Gypsy if I don't have a blog?

Thanks so much for sharing all of your time and skills with us.
Pat B.

Anonymous said...

Love the cupcake. How creative to use your cricut in such a different way. I don't care too much for frosting either unless it is cream cheese frosting - that I can eat lots of! Thanks for the chance to win the cartridge! debbiewall@albertacom.com

Amanda said...

Everytime I look at these cupcakes it makes me hungry lol
Amanda
amanda.barger@us.army.mil

Amanda said...

I want cupcakes lol
Amanda
amanda.barger@us.army.mil

Amanda said...

Whats the Cinnamon Sugar for? I didn't see where you used it to make the cupcakes? Is it used as a topper?
Amanda
amanda.barger@us.army.mil

Anonymous said...

YUMMY!!! I love cupcakes. Love the idea of using the cricut.

Monica

mmhickman1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I also forgot to say that I am a follower as well on this blog and I LOVE IT!!!

Monica
mmhickman1@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Last thing I forgot to mention.... I would love to win this cart. LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.

Thanks- Monica
mmhickman1@yahoo.com

Mary said...

Looks very yummy! Can't wait to try out the stencil idea. Thanks.

~Mary

Mary said...

Just came back to let you know that I am now a follower.

~Mary

Donna VW said...

What a creative idea! Thanks.

Donna VW said...

Also - new follower.

jordanbev5 said...

How ingenius to use the plastic that the cart came in! What a great idea so that you can reuse the stencil over and over! Thanks,
Beverly Jordan

jordanbev5 said...

I am so NEEDING this cartridge. PLEASE PICK ME!!!!

Angie in Utah said...

Hi there! I just found this site from The Pink Stamper's blog. I love this! So...I am now a follower and will be checking back daily. Please count me in for the Storybook Cartridge giveaway. I've wanted this one for a long time. By the way, loved the idea of using the clamshell packaging for your stencil. You guys have great ideas! Thank you for sharing.
Angie
abcammack@q.com

Jennifer said...

Wow!! You had me at the first picture of the cupcakes!!!! Love them!!!! With that oooeeeeyyy goooeeeeyyy middle who needs frosting???? Thanks for the give away. You guys are great.

Jennifer
pc_is_4u@yahoo.com

Cindy said...

I love this one, too!!

Tricia said...

I love the idea of using the storybook cartridge for the stencils. Also, the recipe sounds delicious. Can't wait to try it. My next cartridge purchase is the Storybook, unless I win it first.

beadz said...

This recipe looks yummy! And I love how they turned out so pretty!

Anonymous said...

Looks good enough to eat! I've got a couple of grandkids that would love to try this recipe! Great idea on stenciling.
kgoda@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Maggie, your cupcakes look delicious! I like your idea of using the cricut to make a stencil for the powdered sugar. And they are so pretty! I would love to win this cart! Thanks for sharing this awesome idea!

CindyS. from Cricut MB

jordanbev5 said...

Just an idea for using the Storybook Cart: Using the scallop page cut on the cart, cut several "pages" out of Hambly acetate, patterned papers and chip board (using the deep cut blades and housing, of course). Make it into an album like the new Fancy Pants Mixed Media books of Chipboard, felt, and transparent sheets. Cut the one side flat so that you could also bind it with a Bind It All. Enjoy!

Robyn said...

What a fabulous idea!!! The cake looks super nummy!!!

Robyn
The Pink Stamper

Mary said...

How nice to be so creative! I think I might be able to do it if I follow your directions and put my mind to it!

Thank you!

kkaisu said...

I am making these cupcakes tomorrow - they sound AMAZING!!!!!

kkaisu said...

I have wanted the storybook cartridege for sooo long!

kkaisu said...

I don't like frosting either. I will eat small amounts on cupcakes, but scrap off most of it. And I love filled cupcakes.

kkaisu said...

Also curious about the reduced sugar - can you tell a big difference. My dad has diabetes but always gets into the treats I make(mom and dad live with me and my dd). I would love to make him some he can eat!

Cyndi said...

Your idea is too cool! I'll be using it in my future baking endeavors!

cdickinson@bak.rr.com

P.S.: You've never liked frosting because you haven't tried mine yet ;)

Chocolate said...

You're crazy not liking frosting! Just scrape it off next time and send it my way ;)

chignon said...

Love that you reused a product destined for the garbage! The cupcake looks great!

Angela M. said...

Great idea using the Cricut to create a cupcake stencil! This would be great on a flourless chocolate cake, sprinkled with confectioner's sugar. Yum! Thanks!

lynn said...

thanks for the great cupcake recipe! and thanks for the chance!

A Webb Of Creations said...

I can almost taste the cupcakes now!! This cartridge will make really cute stencils for almost anything. Please pick me, Move it!

Linda

ellen s. said...

that is so clever!!! just love that idea

DiSailsToo said...

What a great idea! I'm always looking for other ways to use my Cricut and other expensive craft items - makes me feel more like I made an investment! And the eco factor of this project just makes it all the better. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

So exciting! The cupcake is beautiful! I would never have thought of using the case to cut from...so smart!!!

Kimberly Smith said...

So exciting can't wait to make the cupcakes I had no idea that Pilsbury made a reduced sugar version. The cupcake turned out soo pretty!

Carol said...

Maggie, simply YUMMY; great recipe too! :) Really like the idea of decorating using cuts from the Cricut; FUN! :)

Carmen Alvarez said...

I can't believe you used the cricut to decorate a cupcake but it really turn out pretty cool looking. Mariela, my 5 year old loves to help out in the kitchen and loves when I use the cricut so this is going to be something fun to do with her. Good job Maggie!!!

Maggie said...

PatB,

I use the entire 8 oz of white chocolate and melted in the microwave for 45 seconds stir, then another 20 seconds.
Thanks
MAggie