Saturday, November 3, 2012

Quick Chocolate Cup Cakes!


Hey everyone! Hope you are enjoying your weekend :) For the first time in a long time on a Saturday I was home all day... Wow! Usually I'm running around with the kids, grocery shopping or at some event. Well, I can say I've enjoyed being at home today... My daughter and I got to paint our nails, read a few books and even did some baking together! While the boys did garage stuff and played video games!

Here is how our chocolate cup cakes turned out! Yummy can't wait to try them tonight for desert!


Here is how I made them. I kind of cheated with the cake mix! I used a Duncan Hines cake box, I love this mix. The cake always turns out moist!


Once my batter was all mixed up, I poured it all into an extra large Ziploc bag. I placed the bag  in a bowl to hold the bag in place while I scrapped out the bowl. 


Next, I closed up the Ziploc bag and pinched one of the bottom corners. With some kitchen scissors I then snipped the corner off (don't cut it too big, or you might end up with a big mess). Start pouring into the wrappers.


Like the directions on the box indicate, only fill up to 2/3 of the way up the cup cake wrapper.


Around 20 minutes later your cupcakes will look like this. Perfect time to get your frosting done! Here is the recipe I used for mine. Tip: To make more icing, simply keep whipping you mixture. It usually will double what your recipe yields! I usually let the mixer go until my cupcakes are completely cool, around 10-15 minutes!


Once my frosting is done, I scoop it all into a size 16 pastry bag with a star tip already attached. To help me do that I place the pastry bag in a large cylinder vase I have, and roll back the edges.


Then I flip up the edge of the pastry bag and twist the top closed, and keep it pinched with my hand while I squeeze and frost the cupcakes! 


And here they are once again! YUMMO!


Half of them I packed up to take to work with me on Monday! It's been a while since I treated my colleagues with some baking! I don't know any nurses who can resist a cupcake, lol! These will go straight into my deep freezer. That will keep them fresh until then!


Here are the little cupcake wrappers I found at the Dollar store! What a deal, and they come with the little toppers! I couldn't even make them for that price ;)


Thanks for stopping by! 
Have a great weekend! Live a little, eat some chocolate! :)












41 comments:

  1. YUM! Do you need my address to send me some? :)

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    1. I would love to send you some Amy! I have to give them away because if I don't I WILL eat them!!! ;D

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  2. These are so cute......
    New follower.
    blended With Love - http://dayswiththe6pack.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! Will follow you back :)

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  3. Hi, Ilda! These look delish!

    New follower via GFC!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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  4. Oh, you make me now crave cupcakes! You're not too far away... can you deliver some??? Looks scrumptious! Almost can smell it down here!

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    1. Too bad you don't live even closer so I could personally hand deliver them!!! These are all gone now, took them to work on Monday and they were gone in no time... No worries when you come for a visit I'll whip up a new batch! :)

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  5. Stopping over from the GFC blog hop!
    I´m your new follower via GFC!
    Check out my blog sometime and follow back if you like!
    http://wesens-art.blogspot.com

    Hugs from Germany!

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  6. These look yummy! New follower via the GFC blog hop. I'd love a follow back. :)

    Rachel
    http://www.postcardsfromrachel.com

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  7. The photo came out nice.:)
    I'm over from the GFC blog hop.
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    I'm your newest follower, would love a fb as well!

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  8. I really need to learn how to use my pastry bags and tips. My frosting never turns out looking that nice!

    New follower from the GFC Blog Hop!

    -Lindsey

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    1. Hey Lindsey, it just takes a little practice. Frosting is pretty forgiving! Doesn't matter what it looks like, it always tastes good! Thanks for stopping by, will visit you soon!

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  9. Hi There! I am visiting from Follow me Wednesday! Cute cupcakes! I love to bake cupcakes! They are my favorite!

    ♥ Samantha

    http://busysweetlife.blogspot.com/

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  10. great. now i want cupcakes =) these are really great pictures.

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    1. It's OK Julie! Have a cupcake... life is too short ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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  11. Hello, I am your new follower from the bloghop. I hope you would follow me back. Thank you.

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  12. Hello !! I am your newest follower /

    Appreciate if U can FOLLOW me back :)

    Very pretty and classy, love the look :)
    I follow you now ! Wanna be your friend!
    Follow me back on facebook ,twitter,and GFC and add me as a friend in GFC
    love you dear :)

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    1. Sure, will stop by soon. Thanks for following!

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  13. Very cute! And I love the good 'ole ease of the box! Thanks for linking up on Photo Friday- Happy weekend and we hope to see you next week. Cheers!

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  14. These look sooo yummy! Love how sweet they look with the topper! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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    1. Thanks and you are very welcome! They were yummy :p

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  15. Love these! And that ziploc bag trick to get the batter in the liners? Best idea ever.

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    1. Glad you like this idea Elise! It is way easier and less messier than scooping into the liners... thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. I'm an avid cake mix user... so was/is my mom. these look great!

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  17. These look so yummy! I looooove cupcakes of any kind :). I can't believe you found that cupcake kit at the dollar store! Following you now!

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    1. Thanks! I know you can almost find everything at the dollar store these days! Thanks for following :)

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  18. Those look scrumptious, thanks for sharing!
    New follower from the GFC Blog Hop :)

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  19. These look yummy!! New follower from the GFC blog hop!! Hugs, Shelly from www.shellybailey.blogspot.com

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  20. Stopping by from the GFC Blog Hop and I wanted to say hi!

    Misfit Librarian
    http://misfitlibrariansadventures.blogspot.com/

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  21. hi. i'm following the GFC blog hop. i would love for you to visit my blog and follow if you like it.

    http://www.blackinkpaperie.blogspot.com

    thanks
    new follower bev

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Thanks so much for taking the time and leaving me a comment! I always love hearing from you and I appreciate you stopping by! Hugs, Ilda