Carrot Cake Protein Bars sounded like a good idea, and they were full of good ingredients, but they were inedible. I could not even bring myself to take a picture.
While their older siblings went to the temple, Abigail and Benjamin made cupcakes with their favorite auntie (or at least one of their favorites!). They each chose their own cupcake papers and sprinkles and took turns reading the ingredient list and mixing the batter. The bakers were happy that we had a project, and the temple trip participants were delighted to have a treat when they came back!
My version of Show Me the Yummy's Protein Brownie Bites is not very photogenic, but it is delicious! I have made them several times, and this is about as good as the pictures get. My changes to the recipe:
Because of dwindling attendance during the summer months, our Valiant 10 and 11 Primary classes are currently meeting together. The 10's were very excited to find out about our tradition of eating homemade cupcakes to celebrate birthdays. This week's honoree requested chocolate cupcakes with white frosting.
Happy birthday, Camille!
When Abby comes over, she wants to make cupcakes. We decided to make her favorite: yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting. She found green papers and matching green sanding sugar, and selected an elegant piping tip for the frosting. Abby's verdict: these cupcakes are perfect!!!
My three-year-old friend was instrumental in this cupcake project. We chose blue papers with white stars, and he put one paper in each well in our cupcake pans. He helped stir the batter (chocolate cake mix). He checked on the cupcakes several times as they baked in the oven: "They grew!!!" He admired them as they cooled. He put star sprinkles on top of the frosting, to match the cupcake papers. Finally, he taste-tested them, to make sure they were okay to share with Mommy and Daddy.
His conclusion: These cupcakes are delicious, and his Daddy will like them!
Food52 recently published this quick-and-easy cookie bar recipe. It looked like a great way to use up the free dark brown sugar from Wholesome and the not-free partially-used malted milk powder from Amazon. Alas, the quantities required were insufficient to use up either ingredient, but I did empty the chocolate chip container! Clearly, more malted milk and dark brown sugar recipes are in our future.
I did not try these or take a picture of them before they went to church for Primary and Sunday School class treats. The students gave them multiple thumbs up, though, as evidenced by the scarce leftovers after our meetings.
I deducted about four minutes from the minimum recommended baking time, and used regular butter instead of browned. Otherwise, this recipe was quick and easy, and everyone loved it.
Today's recipe: Gingerbread Cupcakes from The Sweet Little Book of Cupcakes. As is usual with this adorably miniature book, the recipe was supposed to yield 12 cupcakes, but I made 13 (and probably could have made 14).
Gingerbread hardly needs frosting, being practically perfect in every way, but because today is a holiday, the cupcakes have donned their best party hats.
Actually, the vanilla buttercream proved to be a great choice. The cupcakes are very spicy and not particularly sweet, so the frosting provided a good balance of flavor. They are quite edible, but next time I will probably use another gingerbread cake recipe with a different sugar/spice ratio.
. . .finishing a project ahead of schedule!
Made using a kit from Herrschners.
These bunnies hopped into Easter baskets and met their new best friends today, so they are ready to say hi to everybunny. Happy Easter!
The free pattern is here: Little Bigfoot Bunny
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