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Luck of the Irish Cupcakes! March 17, 2011

Filed under: Cooking,Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 9:24 pm
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This is not a food blog, nor do I claim it to be so. It’s pretty obvious that I have absolutely no creative cooking skills what-so-ever. But that doesn’t prevent me from seeing amazing recipes on other great food blogs and recreating them myself.
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Today’s culinary adventure comes from Green Lite Bites (who had a baby today, by the way!!) She posted a great recipe for green cupcakes! Erika and I had a dinner party tonight, and these were the perfect dessert for St. Patrick’s Day!!
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But here’s the kicker…. the recipe calls for a box of cake mix, some applesauce and this magic ingredient:

A whole bag of spinach!
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Ok, I know, sounds gross… but trust me on this one. Roni doesn’t steer you wrong.

You puree the spinach with the applesauce for a while in the food processor:
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Yep. A whole bag! Pregnant ladies need their nutrients!
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Then you mix the green mixture with a box of cake mix… and stir, baby, stir!
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I know, I agree, it sounds gross. But I did some batter sampling, and I can tell you that all I tasted was vanilla.
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We used mini cupcake tins to make bite sized treats.
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It’s so much fun baking with friends!
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They came out of the oven perfect! They even rose up like normal cupcakes do.  We dyed our frosting green too (for the record, frosting=unhealthy… but I could eat a jar of frosting with a spoon, and in my world, cupcakes need frosting!)
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I experimented with a piping tip to make them look all pretty, I need a little practice though.
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So pretty!
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We tasted them and they were pretty rocking. They were rich and moist, with lots of vanilla flavor.
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
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Prepping for a Baby Shower! September 12, 2010

Filed under: Food,Friends — Kelocity @ 8:26 pm
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One of my best friends, Ashley and JR, are having a baby soon, so today, Erika and I threw her a shower to celebrate!

But back up to earlier in the week when we started making the favors and the cake!

First Step: FAVORS!

We made chocolate covered pretzels!
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We melted down some chocolate to decorate inside the molds with:
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We had to paint all the details with a paintbrush:
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And we melted down some chocolate for the base:
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Viola!
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All wrapped up!
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Second Step: Sugar Cookies!

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Then we had to frost them all!
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Third Step: Bear Cake!

Erika found this super cute bear cake in the Wilton Magazine:
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We Erika made the two layers of the bear first. and used frosting to stack it together.
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Then she got to work decorating with frosting!
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(I think my camera ate some of the detail shots of this!)

Erika pretty much made them and I watched (moral support!) And she was nice enough to let me lick the spoon. lol

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The Final Product! So cuuute!!!
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While we baked, the boys were jumping around playing the wii!
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We had a BLAST planning the shower. I was sad Ashley couldn’t be there… but I guess we had to keep it a surprise!

 

 
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