Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Shame, shame

I'm not updating as much as I should, for shame. Last weekend I made pumpkin cupcakes using a boxed yellow cake mix with canned pumpkin. I think they turned out nice-looking, but they tasted so-so. Not something I would make again. I love cake mix, but pumpkin cupcakes are apparently something that should be made from scratch.

Pumpkin cupcakes
Regular-sized cupcakes.

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes
Minis! I liked these the best.

I searched through three different stores at least, trying to find a bag of Brach's pumkins. They're one of my favorite Fall candies, and I wanted them for the cupcakes. I couldn't find them anywhere, and had to settle for a bag of Autumn Mix candies, which came with pumpkins, candy corn, and chocolate candy corn. The inventor of the chocolate candy corn must have been a sick person playing a mean trick, because that stuff is AWFUL. We tossed it out because no one was eating it.Blech.

This weekend I plan to make banana cupcakes/muffins. I'm either going to go the cupcake route, and top them with cream cheese frosting, or go the muffin route, and top them with an oat and brown sugar crumble. I haven't decided yet.


Chocolate Candy Lover said...

LOL - I can't agree with you more about the chocolate candy corn! Ugh! Things that aren't chocolate shouldn't try to be chocolate, should they? They never seem to come out very good. :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

I have recipes for both of those banana ideas on my blog! ;)

And the minis are SO adorable. I want one!

CB said...

Love the minis! Thanks for entering the Halloween Cupcake Contest!
Clara @ iheartcuppycakes!

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Haha I commented a few weeks ago, and I'm back again!! Thanks for entering! :)