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Funfetti Cupcakes



This is my first time to participate in Cupcake Tuesday, hosted by my new friend, Liz from Hoosier Homemade.

I had grand plans to make Funfetti Cupcakes from this Homemade Funfetti Cake recipe my daughter perfected.

Trouble is, we were out of sprinkles and we had homeschool co-op, piano, and gymnastics today, which means I had to run to the store to pick up the sprinkles while dropping the kids hither and yon.

I came home with these.


Which were exactly the wrong kind of sprinkles to buy because they turned the batter a sad grayish pink color.

Not really the bright funfetti look we had in the original version.

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As it turns out the recipe my daughter perfected calls for the oblong shaped sprinkles. Don’t ask me why it makes a difference. Just believe me. It makes a difference.


See? Grayish pink. Sad.


One success I had, though, was testing this idea of using parchment paper as muffin cup liners. Even though I had enough liners, I wanted to see how the parchment paper would work out.

I cut 5×5 inch squares and made sure they were stuffed down snugly in the cups and it worked out great!


Too bad my sprinkles weren’t as fun(fetti) as I was hoping.

All was not lost, though. The Smockity Bunch got wind of the cupcakes and we had ourselves an instant celebration.

You just can’t help celebrating a little when you’re eating a cupcake, no matter how imperfect. It’s a cake in a cup, for Pete’s sake!

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Comments

  1. I bet they still taste good despite their grayness. I think I've made that same mistake with the sprinkles in a cake before. It's an easy mistake to make when your mind is so busy with other things!

  2. Ooh the ones with oblong sprinkles look so fun! – I'm going to have a go at making some this weekend… and I'm sure the other batch tasted just as yummy!! :]

    Sabrina x

    http://ajourneyofathousandmiles2009.wordpress.com/

  3. Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free says:

    Got to love those little kichen lessons! The other ones sure do look yummy, though. :)

  4. Hoosier Homemade says:

    I think they look just fine and I bet they tasted good too! Thanks for joining the party at Cupcake Tuesday!
    ~Liz

  5. I like to add multi-colored sprinkles to the cupcake batter but have not done that in ages. I best get busy!

  6. The Happy Housewife says:

    They look good to me! I'll have to try the parchment thing, great idea!
    Toni

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