October 23, 2017


Last week I went to JoAnn Fabrics to buy yarn for a new knitting project.

As I first went in right by the check-out counter, there were these little Ghost Peeps.  

Although, I realize the cupcake craze has reached its peak, I would rather eat a cupcake any day than a piece of cake.  #truth.

So interesting to me the debate over "from scratch versus box cake mixes".  I almost always use a box cake mix and "jazz" it up.  It is so dependable, and I like the taste.  And I never use canned frosting but always make my own, which is really a throw back to my mother, as she always said cake mixes are fine, but you must always make your own frosting.

My motto is do what works for you!

Aren't these adorable??  They are fun and delicious.  I kept some and gave some away.   Sharing the cupcake love.


Halloween Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups of milk
3 whole eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla

1.  Mix ingredients together with a mixer until incorporated and beat on high speed for 2 minutes.

2.  Using an ice cream scoop, scoop cake batter into cupcake paper lined cupcake tins.

3.  Bake according to directions on back of cake mix box.

Chocolate Frosting

1 stick of unsalted butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
4 tablespoons of cocoa
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Pinch of salt
 4 tablespoons of heavy cream

I doubled the recipe.  I then piped on the frosting with a large decorator's tip.   I sat the ghost on top of the cupcakes and finished off with some sprinkles.



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