Friday, February 13, 2015

More Mocha Cupcakes!

I made a couple batches of these for a Valentines treat, using my fave, previously blogged Mocha recipe. So, you need, Betty Crocker Cake Mix :
To this, I added 1 cup of Buttermilk, 4 Eggs, and 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
 
I think the trickiest part is evenly distributing the mix among 24 tins! Bake according to directions on the box, 20 minutes at 350 in my case.

Now, the icing I whipped up in my Mix Master (you can use a bowl and electric mixer as well), and it was a little messy, so there are no pics. THIS post shows you how messy. THIS RECIPES ROCKS :

MOCHA ICING :
Dissolve 1 tsp of Instant Coffee in 1/4 Cup Warm Water
In your Mix Master Bowl ...
1/2 Cup Butter, Softened (a little), Whip a Little
To that, Add, 1/4 Cup Cocoa, Mix
Then 2 Cups Icing Sugar, 1 Cup at a time
Add Your Coffee Mix in Between Icing Sugar. 

I let this whip up for a minute or so, scraping the side, until it's light a fluffly!

Normally I double this for 24 Cupcakes. One batch isn't quite enough, 2 has enough for some serious taste testing :) 
Bake, Cool, Decorate however you would like! I bought these little toppers and liners at Superstore. Seriously Cute!
 
Enjoy! xx


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monsters in the News!

I recently did an interview with the Innisfail Province on Monsters and Made Urban, a website designs for handcrafters to sell the "goods". "Goods from your Hood" as Made Urban puts it :) Great write up, and Loved the Title :)

 
You can read the full article HERE :)

Thanks to Erin @ Made Urban & Tim @ The Innisfail Province for taking the time to talk with me!!

You can check out my Made Urban Store HERE !

xx

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Minion Valentines!


Minions are one of my most favorite things, besides monsters ;) Annnd I kinda like Valentines too! So, when I saw THIS POST on Pinterest, I had to pick up a box of twinkies! You can click the link for her direction, and print out of the minions :)
I used photoshop to make these little tags,and printed them out of cardstock, but you could easily cut them freehand and write out your tags!
You need twinkies, tape, scissors, twine, tags, and a printer!
Sherman wanted to help out, and helpful he was :) There are 8 twinkies in a box, and you will notice I have 6 complete valentines....
#shermanselfie
Once you tape the wrapper on the twinkie, punch a hole in the top of the wrapper, tie on the tag, and you're finished! So cute! And great for anyone :)
Who is your favorite minion??
xx