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Funfetti Cupcakes

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This is my first time to participate in Cupcake Tuesday [2], hosted by my new friend, Liz from Hoosier Homemade. [3]

I had grand plans to make Funfetti Cupcakes from this Homemade Funfetti Cake recipe [4] 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.

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

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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.

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See? Grayish pink. Sad.

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One success I had, though, was testing this idea of using parchment paper as muffin cup liners [10]. 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!

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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!