This past weekend was my fix “Halloween Cupcakes Weekend” it also ended up being “Sprain Your Back Weekend”. Who would have thought I would have sprained my back by just simply making cupcakes? Unbelievable! Well, I’m almost 100% better now after doing a little whining. It’s my party and I’ll whine if I want to…teehee. “Mr. Special” took care of me and that makes it all good.
Getting back to the nature of this blog entry, when I was thinking of Halloween cupcakes, I wanted to create something I’ve not baked before. I’m not much of a baker anyway, so this may not be something new to you, but for me; it was a new experience. Coring out cupcakes and filling with frosting. I chose to use a couple of new items I’ve not seen before on the shelves. One was Duncan Hines Frosting Creations Starter and frosting flavor packet. I chose the caramel frosting packet to create a caramel-flavored center for my chocolate chip cupcakes. I created the chocolate chip cupcakes by using Hershey’s semi-sweet chocolates along with Pillsbury Traditional Yellow cake mix. This created 24 cupcakes. Once the cupcakes baked and cooled, then I filled with the caramel frosting in the centers.
I gave “Mr. Special” a choice of vanilla or chocolate frosting for the cupcakes’ outer layer. He chose chocolate. And I chose Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style frosting.He said it was mainly due to the cupcakes being made for kids to eat…yeah, I’m sure that’s what his thought was. I’m sure it wasn’t the thought of how that rich milk chocolate frosting would go well with the richness of the caramel center. Well, whatever his thought was, it was a good one. These are very easy to make AND really tasty!! I decorated these with candy corn and orange, black and white sprinkles.HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
Next I’m making red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese centers. Yummo!
My love of cooking has taken over. I was on the net one day and saw an ad for a recipe contest. I entered. Then, I entered another. Then another, and so on and when I won a contest... an entire year's worth of tomato products, I was hooked. Since then, I've entered many many different recipe contests. I have won a trip to New York, entries into cook-offs, a recipe published in a Kraft/Paula Deen cookbook and many food products and food related items. I enjoy cooking and entering recipe contests. I hope I spark an interest in others to create something they can be proud of.
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