Cupcake Camp

A couple of fun girls from church came over to learn all my secrets to a successful cupcake baking experience.  The real secret was that I don’t actually know what I am doing, and I just make it up and hope for the best!

We made these delicious cookie dough filled cupcakes, which naturally were from my favorite cupcake recipe provider: Annie’s Eats.  

Besides having being super fun to bake with and hang out with, cupcake day with Hilary and Kari had other perks too, such as wearing this awesome baker’s hat:

Please note the awesome hat and adorable rubber spatula: 2 keys to a successful baking experience

Here is some of the sage advice that I passed along to them, forever changing their baking lives.

  1. Cute cupcake liners are the key ingredient to any recipe.

    Exhibit A

  2. A little flour spill is nothing that can’t be overcome.

    Exhibit B

  3. If you are out of toothpicks and can’t do the traditional clean toothpick test to see if your cupcakes are done, touch the top of the cupcake.  If it springs back up, it is ready to come out of the oven.  If it is not done, you should bake it longer, plus it will eternally have a finger indentation in your dessert.
  4. 3 Tablespoons of milk really will do wonders to take your frosting from a substance that looks like clay, to a substance that looks like delicious frosting!

    Exhibit C

  5. Sharing is caring and fun.  Unless you are using your amazing new cupcake corer.  In that case, you should share, but then take it back as soon as possible to hoard all the fun for yourself.

    Exhibit D

  6. Hiding edible treasures will brighten anyone’s day.

    Exhibit E

  7. Cupcake insides that are surgically removed are definitely meant to be eaten before any baking project is finished.

    Exhibit F

  8. When in doubt, always double check the recipe.

    Exhibit G

  9. Fancy cupcakes are so much more fun when you tackle them with a friend.  Then your 4 hour baking project will only seem like 3 1/2 hours.  3 and 1/2 hours of laughs – not too shabby of a way to spend a Sunday afternoon!

    Exhibit H

  10. These cupcakes are delicious.  I would recommend them.  Time consuming, but pretty easy!

    Exhibit I

  11. Watch your friend’s face when they eat a cupcake from you.  Their face will light up with pure joy, and you will feel elated at your baking accomplishment.

Exhibit J

I had so much fun baking with you, girls!  I can’t wait to do it again sometime soon!!!  🙂

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