Tuesday, June 17, 2008

cake muffins

one night, a few years ago, before we were married or even living together, it was 9pm. John told me he was supposed to bring some form of baked good to work the next morning. Well, I felt like one of those moms who were just told they need to bring 60 cupcakes to school the next day. No way could I send him in with storebought! I pride myself on my desserts. I had to make something!

So I open up the pantry. Keep in mind, this is a bachelor's pantry. I find a small box of lemon-poppyseed muffin mix. Score! So I get crackin and start baking the muffins. Well it turns out that the muffin mix had expired over 2 years ago. Yes, 2 YEARS. gross. Needless to say, they didn't rise, they completely deflated, in fact. And I made him taste one. Blechhhhhh.

Ok, it's now close to 10pm and the only other possiblity is a box of cake mix. In my manic rush to bake something that wouldn't require emergency surgery after eating, I grab the box and tell John I'm going to bake "cake muffins".

" See", I said, "I have the muffin tins and the cake mix, I'll make cake muffins!" He just looked at me funny. I couldn't understand why.

"Cake muffins?", he asked.

"Yeah, what?" I replied.

"Don't you mean cupcakes?"

"Oh. Um, yeah. cupcakes" I finally realized.

For a few moments there, I really thought that baking cake mix in muffin tins were called cake muffins and the word cupcake didn't cross my mind. Wierd considering these day, cupcakes constantly cross my mind. In fact, the whole friggin reason for this storytime was to tell you all go get this book.

my friend Katie, who is one of those people who really thinks about a gift and always picks out something really unique, gave me this book for my birthday. You should see the cake muffins in this book, they are ridiculously amazing! Plus, they are all completely easy to do...or so they say. I've yet to experiment. But all of the decorations are made from store-bought candy and cookies. hey, they even have a blog http://blog.hellocupcakebook.com/

Look! Corn on the Cob cupcakes

and a TV Dinner!


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