Happy Friday Everyone!
Are you ready to find out who the winner of my McCormick Halloween Box Giveaway is?? Drum Roll please……
Congrats Tara from Chip Chip Hooray! You are the winner of a McCormick gift box. You’re prize includes:
- McCormick Assorted Food Coloring
- McCormick Black Food Coloring
- McCormick Vanilla Extract
- Wilton Cupcake Liners
- Bright Orange Oven Mit
- Silicone Cookie Sheet
- A Mini Spatula
- A list of Halloween cupcake ideas
- And some yummy Candy Corn!
This kit has EVERYTHING you need to make some fantastic Halloween cupcakes!
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address, and mailing address. Your box of goodies will arrive in plenty of time to make some festive Halloween treats!
Thanks Again McCormick, you are too SWEET!
If you didn’t win, don’t be sad. I have an awesome coupon code for you guys today. How about 20% off any item in my shop? Use code Halloween20 at checkout to activate your discount.
How about some majorly adorable FREE printable cupcake topper?!
Download and Print Here
Stay Sweet my friends. xoxo
I am happy to announce that I perfected my Mint Buttercream recipe. After looking through what seemed like 100’s of online recipes, I found a few I liked and combined them. The result you ask? A really yummy, “I’d put this on anything and eat it” kind of frosting.
Needless to say, I made a batch of Mint-Chocolate cupcakes, ate one, and got them out of the house!!
Mint Chocolate cupcakes are perfect for the Holidays. Enjoy this recipe and make sure you share with others 🙂 Stay sweet xoxo
- 3 sticks of room temperature butter (it’s very important they are room temp)
- 3 cups of powdered sugar (no need to sift)
- 1 tbs of cream of tartar
- 6 tbs of Half and Half
- 1/2 cup of thawed cool whip
- 1/4 tsp mint extract (use a little more depending on how “minty” you want it)
- 2 drops of green food coloring
- Andes mint candies
- Beat the butter in your mixer until very creamy. You will need to scrape the bowl several times
- Adding one cup of powdered sugar at a time, mix in with the butter.
- Add the half and half and mint extract. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes (be patient!)
- Add the cream of tartar, food color and cool whip.
- Mix on medium high for another 5 minutes.
**Frosting will be very thick, but it’s supposed to be 🙂 **
These cupcakes are now available on my Etsy shop. Eight (8) cupcakes for $12, plus an extra treat because you read my blog! www.etsy.com/shop/staycalmcupcake xoxo
Ok, so I have to admit….I have been craving the mint-chocolate combo for about the last 30 days! There is something so wintery and “festive” about cool mint and melt-in-your-mouth chocolate. I am a HUGE fan of those little Andes mints and love a York Peppermint Patty. Because I love this combo so much, I have been searching for the perefect chocolate mint cupcake recipe. Unfortunately, I haven’t really found one I like. Tonight though, I am going to try a combination of recipes, add in a few of my own ideas, and then (hopefully) indulge in some yummy chcolate mint goodness.
Until then, enjoy some inspiration for your own chcolate mint cupcakes. I will post the final recipe tomorrow along with some pictures of my treats.
Happy Monday readers. Enjoy!
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I usuall try to bake something on Tuesday nights. Pat plays on a pool league every tuesday, so I have some time to myself , and what better activity than baking!! Last night I made funfetti cupcakes with buttercream frosting and topped them with the mini- cupcakes from last weeks blog entry (https://fontgirl.wordpress.com/2010/09/02/double-cup-cupcakes/).
They were so much fun to make and turned out great!! I’m already thinking of all the other ways I can use theses cute little toppers!