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Easy Bake Cupcakes…Almost

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I think it is quite funny and fitting that I am watching Julie & Julia coincidentally and trying to make cupcakes. I make cupcakes all the time but this time I tried these very cool new cupcakes liners from Bed Bath & Beyond. They are pretty awesome because you do not need to use a muffin pan-you just place them on a cookie pan and voilà! Well, almost. I placed all the cupcake liners soooo close to each other and I did not think about them expanding (rookie mistake, right?). So now I have cupcake brownies….or Square Cupcakes! O well!

I tried a new way to frost my cupcakes too! A DIY frosting tool-A handy Ziploc bag-just add the frosting into a Ziploc bag and squeeze the frosting on in a circular direction. How fun! If this is your first time like it was for me, don’t actually seal the bag, twist the top of it so it doesn’t explode!

PS. Even more ironic…I learned something interesting about the film after I was done watching it: Julie & Julia is the first major motion picture based on a blog.

So I was watching a movie based on cooking and blogging while I was cooking and blogging and didn’t even know it! 🙂 Funny.

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Baking and satisfying my sweet tooth

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The final product

Okay, not exactly, but I am trying! I am so into baking lately; it is quite relaxing. I received a bunch of great baking gifts for Christmas and am finally putting them to use! One of the presents was a box of Carmel Monkey Bread Mix from Sof’ella. My boyfriend bought it for me because he was getting tired of all the pumpkin bread I was making. Sweetheart! This was the first time I ever made monkey bread and it was fun. (I actually don’t think I have ever indulged in monkey bread either and I have been missing out.) It was different making this bread. Instead of just pouring in the bread mix, you get to pinch 1 inch balls and place them in the pan so they can all mesh together. I really needed to use a “monkey bread pan” or a bundt pan but did not have either. These are both added to my shopping list for next time. My sweet tooth is really kicking in these days so I will be baking more and posting pictures soon!