Wednesday, August 10, 2011

83° & Cupcakes in a Cup...Day 221

This has been a HOT, HOT summer! The temperature has been so high in our area (and most of the south) that trips to the park have been put on hold because the equipment is too hot for the kids to play. But today we got some relief...a twenty degree drop in temperature! Whoo hoo! The kids were beyond excited when I pulled into the park on our way home from breakfast with Ganny and Papa Texarkana (who was in town to see the doctor again...please continue praying for him!!!!!).
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Can you believe how big baby boy is getting?
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Sweet Pea!
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Is this really the baby that didn't have hair until she was four? Crazy!
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When the camera comes out, the "cheeses" begin...ha!
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We see deer around our neighborhood (and in our yard) pretty frequently, but even we were surprised to see FIVE deer standing in the yard across the street! Four grown deer and a baby. The kids starting yelling, "Hey deers!" and one ran off before I could get a pic :o)
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A few weeks ago, I saw a picture of cupcakes baked in a mason jars...it was SO cute! I WISH I could find the link to share, but so far I haven't had any luck...anyways, as soon as I saw it, I knew we had to try it!
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Kinda looks like sand art, doesn't it?

We used the same idea as our rainbow cupcakes...just in a glass :o) Here's how we made ours...

Start with a regular white cake mix.
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Divide the mix into four zip lock bag and add food coloring & start squishing...the girls LOVE this step!
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Cut a small hole in one corner of your bag and squeeze away...each kid was in charge of one color...this was a popular step too :o)
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Only fill the glasses about 1/2 to 3/4 full because it will rise in the oven. Btw, the blog I saw used mason jars...and it was SO CUTE...however, that seemed like some pretty BIG cupcakes so we went with small glasses...I wasn't sure how they would do in the oven, but they did great :o) Thank goodness!
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Bake at 325 for 45 minutes...
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You usually stick a toothpick in to see if your cake/cupcake is ready, but since these are much taller, I used a butter knife. The glass will be HOT so be sure and let them cool for awhile.
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Top with icing and lots of sprinkles :o)
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And enjoy!
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Thanks to a dropped piece by Sweet Pea, you can see how cool each bite looks :o)
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Let me know if you guys decide to make them!
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3 comments:

The Jennings said...

Love that long hair! Cupcakes are so cute!

Gretchan

Mom of 5 said...

Oh, I love this idea for the cupcakes, and really want to try making them! We have a birthday coming up in less than a month, and since all my cakes are disasters and I let the kids make their own now, we will have to try this!!

The Martins said...

Love this idea! I'm going to do this for a birthday treat for my 6 year old to take to school! Just too cute!