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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Fast & Fancy Cupcakes

I've always wanted to try an off brand cake mix but didn't trust that they would be any good. A local grocer had an off brand on sale for .59 cents a box so I though, what the heck, try it! I purchased one marble cake. I followed the box directions for mixing. I added 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips to the fudge mixture (because I always have to jack around with directions!)
I also wanted to try  one of those new frosting's in a can with the star tip nozzle. And I've been dying to try these new paper decorator strips. Maybe I should have titled this "Experiment Cupcakes"

Well, they smelled good & looked really cute, so I added a few mini chips to the top. Now they look really, really, cute!

Nothing says yummy to the eyes like a dish with doilies

And, they were delish! The cake, frosting, & cute paper cup wrappers all pass the CFC test! What's CFC? Cheep, Fast, Cute!


  1. Hi Nancy,

    They look great. I love the cupcake wrappers. Where did you get them? Thanks for the visit and I'm a new follower.


  2. Hi Anne-Marie,
    I got them at Michael's craft store. They were $3.99 for a pack of 18 (strange number). I had a 40% off coupon, so they were really cheep!
    I love cheep!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Those cupcakes look so pretty... I love how you decorated them and the decorator strips you chose made them even more special. I bet they were scrumptious. Can't wait to see you next Saturday!

  4. Oh my gosh, those just made my stomach growl! thanks for stopping by my blog...I'm thrilled to have found yours! Off to check it out!

    xo, cassie

  5. Hi Nancy! You would have loved THIS post in regards to cupcakes! Yours look delicious!