Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Funfetti Cupcakes!

NEWFLASH: I made Funfetti Cupcakes and boy are they fun and full of 'fete!

I was super annoyed when I started making these because right before I started the lighting was perfect for taking pictures and then literally the second I started it clouded over and stormed during the whole time.

I decided to make these on a whim. I haven't made any cupcakes for awhile and felt like it was time to make some cupcakes!

I actually made these cupcakes from scratch, which is something I rarely do for cake! I am not a seasoned cake baker at all, I do not know the in's and out's of baking a cake. Usually my mom and I swear by the foolproof method of boxed cake mix with homemade frosting. The homemade frosting is the key to making people think it's all made from scratch and boxed cake mix typically will consistently give you the perfect moist and fluffy cake no matter your baking skill.
Every once in awhile I decide to be ambitious and dabble in trying to make cake from scratch, which then sends me running back to the boxed cake mix. I wish I could say this adventure was a success, but I don't think I'm completely sold on the cake from scratch thing yet.

I used this recipe here and while it was fun, this recipe did not go without it's blunders. What the pictures don't show you is that first I was a bit overzealous with the sprinkles, thus while the cakes are colorful the once deliciously buttery yellow cake tastes a bit sprinkle-y. Also, I the cupcake cake cases I was using were a bit taller than typical ones so I ended up making slightly larger cupcakes than I intended. Last and most annoyingly, a lot of my cakes ended up falling. With my limited knowledge on cake baking I have not a clue as to why. The only thing I can think of is maybe I pulled them out like a minute early maybe I didn't beat the batter enough... I have no clue, which all of them actually fell a little to some extent just some much more than others.

For the frosting I did make the buttercream from the video, which I actually added some yellow food coloring to because I thought it would be cute! But because I am a chocolate fan I also made some chocolate frosting and this is the recipe I swear by! I also chose to use a spatula instead of a piping bag because I just really like the rustic look it gives the cupcakes!

But if you try this recipe out! I hope it works out a lot better for you!

So I just found this video of the same recipe but it is explained a bit better!

Thanks for reading!!
xox,
Amanda

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