Friday, December 31, 2010
Long time no read from me.... I have been uber-busy, did I mention UBER?! But I was looking at a blog that I adore and look at daily to keep up, and she (Jamieanne at The Sweetest Kitchen) has a new Mystery Box Cupake Challenge every month. For the new year, I couldn't resist, the ingredient is POPCORN!!! Now, if you have been following my blog, you know one of the first cupcake creations I made was popcorn looking cupcake! And the funny thing is, her picture was of popcorn in a red and white striped bag!!! EEEEEK!! Mine have handmade cupcake wrappers that I made out of red and white striped paper!!!! Ok. Enough is enough, on to the knitty gritty. Please see more below, along with prizes you could win!
The official rules can be found in the "Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge" link above.
Prizes you could win and be awesome for!
The winner of January’s Mystery Box Cupcake Challenge will receive prizes from:
Bake It Pretty; a $5 electronic gift card
Beanilla; 3 Madagascar, 3 Mexican & 3 Indian vanilla beans
ExoDesign; a wire whisk charm necklace
Hello Hanna; a pack of Sweet Stands cupcake stands
Miss Kitty Creations; a handmade cupcake charm of your choice
Simply Caked; 600 brown greaseproof cupcake liners
Sweet Cuppin Cakes; a prize pack worth $25
Tundra Books; a selection 3 very sweet children's books
Thank you to all our prize sponsors!
NOW HERE IS MY CUPCAKE!!!
It is a double chocolate cupcake with chocolate buttercream, topped with marshmallows, cut to look like popcorn pieces. Then the "popcorn" is spritzed with yellow food coloring to look like butter.I decided to try something different for my children. They adore popcorn AND cupcakes, and quite frankly, I was tired of popcorn. :) In my son's Sunday School class, they have big styrofoam pictures of popcorn bags, and movie reels and all. So when I saw these, I figured I could make a cute popcorn wrapper for my cupcakes, and go from there! But of course, I went to the Lobby, LOVE THIS PLACE, and they only had the "old world" style popcorn bag type print. Eh, I ran with it, I think still cute!When it came time for our Friday Family Movie Night, I was pumped and ready to go with these babies! And they were delicious and quite cute! So, here are the cupcakes I made. Please excuse the pictures, I wasn't going for "magazine" hahaha, just memories to have! :)