Sprinkles

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My office takes turns baking a birthday treat for all the employees and today it was my turn. I received this fancy schmancy cupcake mix from Matt’s mom & sister and have been waiting to use it. We all know I haven’t been in the kitchen much, so I’m glad I had an excuse to try this mix,

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I hadn’t ever had Sprinkles cupcakes until Scottsdale and they are amazing!! I whipped up the batter using egg whites, milk, and butter – it was really thick! I had a bit of difficulty getting it into the cup cake papers, so they ended up really big on top.

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But big is good when it comes to cupcakes.

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I whipped up some strawberry buttercream to go on top.

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I debated using fresh strawberries or frozen and went with fresh because I thought the flavor would be better. But the frozen ones produce so much more juice that the flavor wasn’t as strawberry-heavy with the fresh ones. So, I just kept adding strawberries and then the icing got too thin:( I added more sugar, but then ran out, so I couldn’t thicken it up nearly as much as I would have liked. It still tastes pretty good, but you never know how others will react. The signature dot from the Sprinkles mix makes the cupcakes so cute!

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You know what these got me excited for? Wedding cake!!! And guess where I’m headed right now? A wedding! On my way to Charleston, SC for the wedding of one of Matt’s best friends. I took my first half day at work and I couldn’t be more excited for a weekend escape. Happy Weekend!

  • Kate
    October 7, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Those look delicious! Have a great time at the wedding!

  • Mom
    October 7, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    They are gorgeous and I love those darling dots!

  • Kathryn
    October 7, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I was just in Charleston last night for a concert- the weather was gorgeous when we left this morning, hope it holds out for you this weekend!