Monday, May 23, 2011

The Funnest Cupcakes I've Ever Made

I wanted to make something FUN for the bake sale last week at Brady's school...something the kids would be really excited about.  I made hundreds of these milkshake cupcakes...and boy were they a hit!

I found the recipe over at Bakerella.  I switched things up just a little bit.  Here's the recipe and some tips that helped me:


1 box cake mix (any flavor)- I used strawberry.
I used tall cupcake liners and filled them a little less than half full.
Bake cupcakes and let them cool.


12 0z. semi sweet chocolate chips
6 TBS. butter
3/4 heavy whipping cream

Melt butter and cream in a saucepan.
Remove just before it starts to boil.
Add chocolate chips; stir.
Let cool about 10 minutes.
Poor (or spoon)  ganache over cupcakes.
Eat leftover ganache by the spoonful.
Refrigerate cupcakes until ganache gets firm.

Buttercream Frosting

2 sticks butter (room temp.)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb. box of 10 x powdered sugar.
1 - 3 tsp. milk ( depending on how you want your consistency)

Cream butter and vanilla.
Slowly add powdered sugar.
Use a Wilton 1M or 2D tip to frost cupcakes (if you want the whip cream look!)
Add sprinkles after frosting each cupcake.
Put cupcakes in the freezer for a few minutes to harden the frosting before
adding a cherry sour on top.

There were some other FUN cupcakes at our bake sale too.
The two moms that made them said they worked hard to make them "Kerri worthy."
I hope they were just kidding!   They did an awesome job.   They seemed proud...and I made a huge fuss over them!

I love the pig!

The fortune cookies are made with caramels.  You can tuck special little fortunes & messages inside.  Love them!

"You can't look at a cupcake without smiling."

Not sure where that quote comes from.  Anyway, my busy week is over...and I'm
happy to have a little more time this week.  I need to catch up on a few things around the house
that I have let go...and if I don't get some groceries today, my family will be having crackers for dinner!
I'm looking forward to catching up on all your blogs!
Have a great week!


Gabe said...

Kerri, love those cupcakes. . .They look professional!

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Barb Scott said...

Awesome cupcakes! I'll show these to my girls tonight, they will go crazy.

Nicolle said...

Kerri, those are the best looking cupcakes ever. SO CUTE! I love them. And I love that quote, you can't look at a cupcake without smiling. So true! You did an awesome job on them!

Kim said...

Those are SOOO cute! Funny thing at our bake sale I thought the cupcakes would be the first things to go, but everyone wanted the cookies. The cupcakes sat until the end of the sale.

Those fortune cookie cupcakes look REALLY hard too. I can't imagine molding them into shape. I'm impressed w/all of you ladies!!!

Traci said...

What great ideas! Those cupcakes look delicious!! Some talented moms in your neck of the woods.

Holly said...

Once again, you amazed me!! Those cupcakes are AWESOME!!!

sloan said...

i'm working on being "kerri-worthy" myself ;-) LOVE all of the cupcakes, it's making me hungry just to see the photos, they look delicious and adorable all at once!! Must've been a lot of work, what dedicated bakers!!
And PS - I hope you join pinterest right away when that invite comes - let me know and we can find and 'follow' one another!!

Jill said...

Great to see you back! These cupcakes look awesome!! I think i gained 10 lbs just looking at them, lol. :-)

Have a great day!

Jenny said...

OK, I will never be Kerri-worthy. Those are so stinkin' cute!!! The fortune cookie ones are adorable too. Wish I had thought of that.

Jess said...

yum!!! i heart cupcakes!!! i can't believe how cute they ALL are...the butterfly and catepillar!!

Susan R said...

You are the bomb girl!
I'm so borrowing this idea for next year's bake sale ideas.
I can't believe the kids will be out for summer holidays in three days. I will have my two nephews and one niece for two weeks next month. That's 8 kiddos 24/7. Pray for me!

Stacy Crawford said...

Yummy cupcakes. Kayla is having a bake sale soon. Maybe we'll tackle some of them!

Stacy Crawford said...

Oh, where do you get tall cupcake liners?

Genn said...

Those cupcakes look SO delicous!
You did a great job Kerri. They are beautiful.
I am not a baker at all but I can appreciate the tedious work that it takes. Well done!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.
I actually never posted a pic of the back of my hair. It wasn't as short as I wanted it to be, so maybe after my next haircut she will get what I was aiming for.

corners of my life said...

I bet these were great sellers. I have never heard of tall cupcake liners. I'll have to start looking for them.

yaya said...

Love these! I also think the fortune cookie ones are amazing and I give kudos to all the bakers who took so much time for a good cause!

jen said...

Love the pig too. Yo are sooo good with cupcakes.

Lorri said...

OH.MY.WORD! Yummy and soooooo cuteM

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