Back to the cupcakes, though…made 2 different types.
Chocolate with vanilla buttercream and Chocolate chip with vanilla buttercream.
The chocolate was Martha’s 1 bowl chocolate cake. Couldn’t have been better, love that recipe…the other, the Chocolate Chip cupcake was also a Martha Recipe from her Cupcake book. I am sure that this is a good one, made correctly. HOWEVER, I will tell you…when life gets in the way and you are supposed to be at a soccer game, cross country meet, car-pooling AND baking the same morning, accidents happen!
Listen to this gem…I. Forgot. The….wait for it…Sugar.
I didn’t realize this, though until I pulled them out of the oven and they didn’t golden-up like they should…I’m all “these don’t look right”.. Then it hit me…sugar…big whoops. So, I let them cool, not yet ready to call a disaster a disaster and tried one. Not SO bad, actually they tasted more like a muffin. It was the chocolate chips that were my saving grace…without them it wouldn’t have been cute. I let my older son try them, knowing I could get an honest opinion and he said..”they’re not bad”.
Ok-I figured, nothing a little buttercream can’t solve, right? I think this may be the new mantra to my life…“Nothing a little buttercream can’t solve”. I like it!
After the frosting went on and the cute snake and critter toppers (that I made out of fondant earlier in the week) I sat back and thought, well it is out of my hands…just make sure the adults get the chocolate ones.
All in all the cupcakes were a hit…I don’t think anyone knew about the missing sugar, or were just kind enough NOT to say anything 😉 I do wish, though, I had made all snakes, instead of the other critters too. The poor inchworms and spiders were very sad and lonely…the boys only wanted snakes…
Specifically a rattlesnake, which I only made 3 of…Next time I’ll know!