The Best Cupcakes EVER!

I made cupcakes over the weekend, and my husband and I could not stop eating them! They were the best cupcakes I have ever had, even though I might be a bit biased because they were the first cupcakes I have ever made. So, let me tell you how I made them.

I would have made chocolate cupcakes (77-522) because our chocolate cake mix is my favorite, but I made a chocolate cake the other weekend. So, I wanted to try something new and used our yellow cake mix instead (77-542). YUM!

Since I’m a novice baker, I actually didn’t have any spatulas in my apartment! So, of course, I had to get some from CK and they are the BEST spatulas ever! They’re silicone, which means they can stand temperatures up to 600F! Perfect for chocolate making too. I got the spoon spatula (35-6639KW), and the regular spatula (35-6637KW), in my favorite color, green.

CK Yellow Cake mix (77-542)

  • 3 Large eggs
  • 1-1/4 Cup water
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable oil

Mix the same way you do the chocolate: 1 bag of cake mix, 3 large eggs, 1-1/4 cup water, 1/3 cup vegetable oil. Mix well for one minute or until it’s well blended.

**DON’T forget to preheat your oven at 325ºF**

Fill your baking cups 2/3 full. Any more than that and you’ll have muffins instead of cupcakes (which isn’t really a bad thing but they don’t look very pretty).

Depending on your oven the baking time is 20-25 minutes. My cupcakes were done in 25 minutes.

 

Now the fun part! DECORATING! Make sure the cupcakes are cooled COMPLETELY before decorating, you don’t want your icing to melt.

Remember, I’m new at this so it took me a minute to figure out how to work a decorating bag. Put your decorating tip at the end of the bag, then cut off the tip of the bag. Easy! Then I used my spoon spatula (35-6639KW) to fill my decorating bag, then twist the end to get the air out, and done!

I made 2 dozen cupcakes from one bag of mix, and it took me 23 cupcakes to get the hang of what I was doing! So, in the end, I had one perfect cupcake and 23 cupcakes to eat instead of showing off, but hey, I’m learning and they were delicious.

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Prep Time – 10 minutes

Bake Time – 20-25 minutes

Decorating time – 10 minutes

Cupcakes:

  • Ingredients Needed:
    • 1 package of yellow cake mix (77-542)
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1¼ cup water
    • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • Directions: 
    • Preheat oven to 325ºF (163º C)
    • Mix ingredients together for 1 minute or until well blended
    • Fill baking cups 2/3 full
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes.  Note: Baking times vary with ovens.

Decorating:

  • Decoration Ingredients Needed:
  • Directions: 
    • Wait for cupcakes to cool
    • Place CK Decorating Tip #21 (2p-21) into CK Decorating bag (31-55) and cut off the tip of the bag
    • Fill decorating bag with CK White PHO-Free Buttercream (77-803)
    • Squeeze icing onto cupcake in individual star shapes

 

 

 

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