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:

Amy (aka Aimitup) said...

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

Anonymous said...

These are so cute......
New follower.
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Ilda Dias said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks for stopping by! Will follow you back :)

Kristy Creighton said...

Hi, Ilda! These look delish!

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

Thienly Azim said...

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!

Wesens-Art said...

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!
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Hugs from Germany!

Rachel said...

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

Rachel
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Design_Fluff said...

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!

Ilda Dias said...

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! :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks, will head over to your blog now!

Lindsey said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks for coming over, visiting you soon!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks, will do! :)

Ilda Dias said...

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!

Samantha said...

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/

Julie Marie said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Samantha! Headed over for a visit!

Ilda Dias said...

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

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Ilda Dias said...

Thanks and for sure will follow you back!

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Ilda Dias said...

Sure, will stop by soon. Thanks for following!

Ladies Holiday said...

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!

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks so much!

AmieAnn said...

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

Elise Frederickson said...

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

Rebecca said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Rebecca!

The Remodeled Life said...

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!

Jenn @ My Not So Glamorous Life said...

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

Shelly said...

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

Misfit Librarian said...

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

Misfit Librarian
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Ilda Dias said...

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

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Jenn :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks Shelly :)

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Bev said...

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

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thanks
new follower bev

Ilda Dias said...

Thanks for coming by!