Before the craziness of this winter, I thought I would buy books on cupcakes and cakepops and try some recipes. Than I had the big idea that I would take one of these books and do every recipe in it and than post it on my blog......that was 4 mos. ago. LOL. Boy am I ambitious! Well I thought I would start this week. Instead of doing one every day, I would try once a week. I mean really, I want this to be fun, not a chore. Okay, so the first book I tried for my very first recipe is......drum roll please.....Betty Crockers...The Big Book of Cupcakes. I got this book and well.....all my books from amazon.com. So I usually use Betty Crocker's Super Moist cake mix, so I thought how can I go wrong. It might take a little more time making it from scratch, but knowing I did would be worth it.
Scoop! Gotta love Pampered Chef!
So nice and neat, every things going as planned.
Time to frost!
There they sit so nice in a row.
I followed the recipe to the t......well I thought I did. Don't they look beautiful?!......
They looked sooo yummy! Wrongo! The frosting was soooo delicious, but the cupcakes had the consistency of cornbread...blah. I was so frustrated. I thought "What, this is Betty Crocker?!" Well I thought I should probably go over my steps one more time. Poor Betty Crocker, it was actually my fault.. I used BREAD flour. Dang it! I forgot that I had filled my Tupperware container that holds my all purpose flour with my bread flour. Needless to say I did try the recipe again. This time using all purpose flour like the recipe calls for. It was better, but a little dry. If anyone out there has an idea on how to make these more moist. Please let me know. I'm a big fan of Betty Crocker Super Moist cake mixes. Always delicious! So for now box won over scratch, for time and taste.