Friday, January 4, 2013

What I did New Years and Angry Rant

Hello all! So a lot of people including myself, are doing the year review, but what did you do for new years? I worked part of the night and made some MAD comission... but dear lowd we needed more coverage... Then the GF picked me up from downtown (such a brave hero!!) and we headed over to Katherine's. It was a low key night of Cards Against Humanity, Mangria, and delightful chatter. I was dressed in my Silver Sequined Dress and GF wore his AMAZING silver suit. He looks epic.

 Also, I made Grade Soda Cupcakes. (the webpage has a ton of ads that slow it down, so i suggest copy paste and RUUUUN!!! Actually here)

I made 1/2 a batch and it made almost 50 mini cupcakes.. and I didnt food color them or frost them because i ran out of time....

Ingredients Needed:
1 cup of butter
2 cups of sugar
4 eggs
4 cups of cake flour
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 3/4 cups of grape pop
Neon Food coloring pack
Purple colored sugar
Cream the butter and sugar until well blended. Add  your eggs one at a time, mixing well after each is added, then add in the vanilla.
Whisk the flour, baking soda,salt and baking powder together in a small bowl.
This is where the food coloring comes in. First, let’s not pretend there is anything remotely healthy about these cupcakes, so let’s not worry about dye. We just poured grape soda into the mix. Some dye is really not going to tip the balance.
On the neon package there are combos to make all sorts of colors. Choose the purple one you like then add the drops -according to the instructions on the package needed to achieve your chosen color- to the grape soda. The grape soda alone will not color these cupcakes. I put in a triple dose of the purple to make the batter color you see in these pictures.
Once you are done that, add the dry mixture to the butter/egg/sugar alternately with the grape soda pop.
And this is what you get. If it’s not dark enough, quickly mix in another batch of food coloring.
Pour into cupcake liners about 3/4 full. These are a thicker, moist cupcake and they do not rise a lot. I made most of these into mini cupcakes in small muffin tins and those can bake up anywhere from 10-15 minutes, a lot faster than large ones.
Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes. Cool completely.
Voila.  Purple inside.
Of course, you use my Best Buttercream Icing Ever recipe and decorate these little beauties with a swirly top. I am developing an affinity for mini cupcakes lately, they are just the right size for kids and adults alike and the smallness just makes them so dang cute you can’t resist them.
Once they are iced, sprinkle the tops with the colored sugar.
This made one and half dozen large and 2 dozen minis. This will make 3 dozen large cupcakes and about a bazillion mini’s. Really. I can’t count that high. But let’s go with a decent 7 dozen.
I’m not going to lie to you, these are such a kid pleaser it’s unbelievable. We took almost two dozen mini’s to a playdate and the kids were in seventh heaven.  The flavor is good, they do actually taste quite a bit grape pop-ish and the look, oh my friends, the look is what really makes these adorable. The shrieks of joy from eating “a purple cupcake!” will resonate through the house – and that’s just the adults-  little hands will gleefully scoop up two at a time and that crunchy purple sugar..well… just takes the cake.
The Purple is my Favorite Color Magpie

I liked them ALOT!! And they were a huge hit both for the get together and to work. And to transport them I used some old Egg Crates!! Worked perfectly. I REALLY do love my mini cupcake tin. Its the best for everything... I make brownies, cupcakes, cheesecakes, cornbread, etc. Its great for events because you can basically double the servings simply by making them tiny, more fun to eat and way easier to transport. plus they cook faster...
Ok, now for my angry rant. WTF is up with the Facebook???!?!?!? They keep "updating" and its just turning into a bloated, glitchy, ad. it regularly hides people I want to see in favor of paid sponsors, crashing on my retarded phone, and everytime they add a feature it forces me back to it over and over and over till I f*ing enbrace it or want to kill myself... 
Im about ready to quit. And I made a twitter but Im not sure what to do with it... is it facebook light? Anywho Im

1 comment:

  1. I love your outfit also...those cupcakes look so frickin derlicious. Also, I don't use facebook. I have one, I just don't do anything with it. I go on Tumblr and here mostly for entertainment and whatnot.