Sunday, March 28, 2010

Okay, you're a mother, you are by all accounts stressed for time and for what ever reason the birthday gods are not being kind and you are running out of time to make a birthday cake...Meri Meri to the rescue! These cupcake kits are perfect.
$32.50 comes with 24 decor sticks and 24 cups. That's 12 cupcakes for the party kids and 12 for you to indulge on for a week after the party:) just kidding, 15 for the Party kids and five for you.
Below is my fast but fabulous recipe for the fast perfect cupcakes
1 BOX Edmonds or Duncan Hines cake mix.
*tip add tsp of real vanilla to mix and they will taste like you made from scratch. Burry the box at the bottom of the rubbish bin and sit back like a Cheshire cat as everyone compliments you.
Frosting: DO not use frosting provided in box. it's crap.
Mindy's Cream Cheese Frosting
3 tbsp cream cheese (lite is actually better than full)
2 tbsp margarine (less fat than butter and pipes better)
1/2 lemon squeezed
confectioner/powdered sugar to consistency (about a cup maybe more)
1/2 tsp real vanilla
blend on high till fluffy and smooth.
pipe on (really great for piping) or use knife.
soooo yum.


Marisol Garcia said...

Awesome quick recipe! I wanted to make some for Easter and felt overwhelmed by the cupcakes baking books in my flat. thanks!

Mindy@Juniper said...

thanks Marisol. just a tip because the frosting has cream cheese in it that means you will need to refrigerate the cupcakes...cheese no likey room temp. happy baking!