So....yesterday was a snow day.
We'd already done the 8:30 am "playing diggers in the snow" thing.
Next on the agenda...
I think every day should be a cupcake day, personally.
So....since we had limited time while Finn was napping, we pulled out a trusty Dr. Oetker Organic Vanilla cake mix.
If you haven't tried this....I would recommend you do. In my opinion, it's the best, most home-made tasting, moist cake mix out there.
My little secret...add a good dollop (sort of like a heaping tablespoon) of mayo or sour cream to the mix. Moist and delicious every time :)
And don't bake it as long as it says on the box. For mini cupcakes, I find that 13-14 minutes is perfect. For regular sized cupcakes, 18-19 minutes is good. Not the 20-25 that they suggest.
Now....we all know that the icing makes the cake, right?
Well.....there's nothing quite like a frothy, whippy, vanilla raspberry frosting! :)
I don't use a recipe for icing generally, but it went something like this:
3 cups icing sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp organic raspberry jam
Oh myyy.....it was gooood!
I actually originally added the raspberry jam because Toby had requested pink icing, and I was avoiding food colouring (it doesn't agree with him).
Just look at this little man....icing away like a pro ;)
He said "I'm the "sprinkler", mom, so you don't have to worry about sprinkling...I'm so good at it" ;)
I can just see it on his resume...."Excellent cupcake sprinkling skills"
I sure know how to raise 'em ;) Good skills and all!
And there they are....the "sprinkles"..
and yes....they're organic and coloured with beet juice and the like.
There is such a thing....can you believe it?
Aren't they just so darn cute? :)
Yep....so cute I ate 4 right away....
and then about 6 more this morning.
I thought...well, there's eggs in them, right? ;)
And then little Finny spotted them.
"cooookie...coookie" (his new word after Christmas)
Not cookie, Finny, but close enough.
So, like any self-respecting, organic-freak mother...
I licked the icing off and handed him a cupcake.
Someone please come over and eat the rest for me!
I simply don't have it in me to resist them.