Thursday, 7 July 2011

Packet Perfection - Chocolate Cupcakes

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??

4 comments:

kaz said...

Yummo! I'm a packet girl too :) Where did you get your cupcake tray from?

cassandrajed said...

Kaz, I got my cupcake carrier basket from General Trader (previously Red Vanilla) at Harbour Town at Helensvale on the Gold Coast. It was reduced to $19.95. I was there again this week, and they had one left ;) Fingers crossed that you find one! It is definitely my new favourite! xx

Anonymous said...

I was the very lucky friend who cas went to visit!!! They were so yummy. And she gave me the left overs to enjoy overt the next couple of days. You know when cas comes over that something yummy will come with her......any chance we can catch up more often!!!! Melx

cassandrajed said...

Lol! I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your special treats Mel :) It is a pleasure to bake and a privilige to share with it with a great friend like you. xxx

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