I will be the first to admit that I love to use Packet Mixes when baking. Baking from scratch is wonderful, but life is busy and packet mixes work a treat :) Today I am going to share my secret ingredients for these gorgeous, easy cupcakes, which I took to a very special friend's place for morning tea this week...
All I did was use my favourite Moist Cake packet from White Wings, and the good old trusty Betty Crocker icing! They were so easy and so yummy, and they look so wonderful, don't they??
I simply baked the cakes, then iced them. Then I topped them with chocolate sprinkles and half a strawberry. Obviously they look even better because I colour coordinated them with my red and brown Ikea cupcake cases, which adds to the effect of the chocolate and strawberries!
The thing that I love about packet mixes, is that when I have an event, I can just pull one out of the pantry and know that I have all of the ingredients at my fingertips (I always keep plenty of eggs, butter and milk in the fridge too). No last minute mad rush looking for a recipe that has ingredients that are in the cupboard and crossing my fingers that it will be a success.
And when they look (and taste) this good - why would you do anything else??