Sunday, March 11, 2007


About a month ago, my sister bought a cookie press that includes cake decorating accessories. I told her I wanted it, and so she gave it to me. She spoils me. hah :) Thanks buddingcook. Anyway, I've been just dying to use it! And today, I got my chance.

Equipped with my new toy, I baked a box of Betty Crocker Carrot Cake Mix as mini and regular sized cupcakes, and filled the cookie press with a tub of their cream cheese frosting. I started to squirt the frosting all over the tops, and after I was done, I realized that the press requires skill and creativity! :( Needless to say, it was not a pretty sight. So I just ended up using the tip of the gun to swirl the cream around. And thank goodness for sprinkles; they made the cupcakes so happy.

Yum! They're really delicious!!! I ate four or five of them.

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I gave this one to my in-laws. :)

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Yuzu said...

Yay for cupcakes! I tried a carrot cake boxed mix a couple years ago, but I can't remember if it was Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines or what! They came out good, though.

I like the cupcake you gave to your in-laws. ;D

mushroommeadows said...

Thanks Yuzu. :) Sometimes making bake goods from the box feels like cheating, but it's so much easier (cleaner and less expensive) than making it from scratch! Plus, it tastes pretty amazing.

BuddingCook said...

yummi they look good! :) cream cheese frosty sounds good. :) mr. budding cook's mom made pb frosting. it had 4 cups of sugar.. whoa