I’ve had a wonderful time here in Arizona visiting family. I got to see my younger cousin graduate from high school, which was wonderful! I haven’t been able to comment and network on blogs, but I’ve been reading and trying to keep up with a few!
I’ve started school again- I’m taking an online history class to try to catch up from the semester I missed.
I won’t have a post up next thursday because I only made three recipes before my trip, instead of four. I apologize in advance! My parents are traveling, I’m traveling, and Brian is traveling so I was busy getting ready for my trip and helping everyone else get ready for their trips!
All my shows are ending right now and that makes me sad. Doctor Who is done until November, Parks and Rec is done, The Office is over forever and that makes me cry… who knows what I’ll do this summer.
I GOT A JOB FINALLY AND I AM SO HAPPY.
Instagram this week:
An early Birthday gift from my parents. I’m so excited!
Poolside in Arizona. I love it here.
Teatime with my cousins. <3 I could have fancy teas every day.
What are some of your favorite things you’ve done from this week?
Hi everyone! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and commenting and pinning and all those wonderful things!
I will be taking a brief semi-hiatus for the next 10 days. I will be visitin family on the west coast and won’t be around to be active on this blog. I have some posts planned out, but between getting ready for my trip and finding a job, as well as spending time with my boyfriend who is going to Europe while I’m away, I haven’t been able to plan out as many posts as I’d like too. I’ve had so much fun blogging these past few months and I can’t wait to get back and really start growing my blog over the summer!
First of all, sorry for the absence the past few days. I’ve been busy with church events and haven’t had the time to devote to baking that I’d like to.
But, I did bake cupcakes for you!
I call these strawberry shortcake flavored because they’re not actually strawberry shortcake- I just slipped in a packet of Duncin Hines frosting creations! Those are super easy ways to not only flavor frosting, but also cookies, cakes, and cupcakes. It’s amazing what one little packet of flavor and coloring can do!
I used the same recipe I used for my funfetti cupcakes with cotton candy frosting- but I left out the sprinkles, and added a flavor packet. I also made the recipe a bit easier by melting the butter- now it can all come together without a mixer!
I was feeling particularly anti- mixer today, and didn’t use a homemade frosting for the cupcakes and just used a can that was sitting in our fridge. I know, shame on me. I just didn’t feel like dealing with the mixer.
These cupcakes got taken to church yesterday morning, and they got gobbled up! Everyone loved them. The usual donuts and bagels got skipped over in favor of these cupcakes.
Try drizzling with a vanilla glaze, or sprinkling with white jimmies for a Neapolitan look!
- 1/2 c butter
- 1 c sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbs vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 c milk
- 1 packet Duncan Hines Strawberry Shortcake frosting creations flavoring
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour and baking powder and set aside.
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter in 30-second increments until completely melted. Pour into a large mixing bowl and mix with sugar.
- add eggs and vanilla and mix until just combined. Add half of the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add the milk and stir, then add the rest of the dry ingredients. Mix in the flavor packet.
- Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted to the center of the cupcake comes out clean.