Sunday, June 26, 2011

Yeah for Sprinkles!

I needed to make cupcakes for our little end-of-season T-ball party we had this weekend.  I think I've mentioned before that my oldest son does not actually eat most of the desserts that I make.....he pretty much will only do Oreos, ice cream, or sprinkles for dessert.  Seriously, if he was given a chance, he would eat a bowl of just sprinkles!

So, I decided if I made the homemade Funfetti Cupcakes from How Sweet It Is.  Since they are covered in sprinkles and there's sprinkles inside, he had to try them!

I decided to use the same nonpareil sprinkles that she used, since they are my kids favorite kind (coming in a close second are rainbow colored jimmies).  These gave the cupcake batter a fun psychedelic disco feel, since the sprinkles color the batter a bit after you stir them in.

The recipe is pretty simple and straightforward.....nothing out of the ordinary (which was great since I made these late at night!).   I also went ahead and used the buttercream frosting recipe she had paired with these.......why not right?

Instead of using a pastry bag to frost these guys I decided to just frost them using an off-set spatula.  I figured since they were getting eaten at the park, they didn't have to look all pretty and polished, but man.....it took so much longer for me to do them this way.  Next time I'll just stick with the pastry bag.......waaayyyy faster for me!  And I did have a couple of sprinkle spills.....I keep finding some strays hiding in the nooks and crannies of my kitchen.....ugh!

These were a hit with the kiddos!!  Of course, my oldest didn't eat them :(  He was much more concerned with getting his T-ball trophy and playing on the playground.  He did want to try one when he woke up, and wanted one for breakfast, but I made him wait the couple of hours till after T-ball.  Oh well......at least our youngest devoured his.  The hubby thought they were pretty darn yummy as well......another success!!

Check out How Sweet It Is for the recipe......and Enjoy!!

This post is linked to:
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
Muffin and Cupcake Monday
These Chicks Cooked
Cast Party Wednesday
Full Plate Thursday
Sweets for a Saturday
Cupcake Link Party
Friday Food

12 comments:

  1. These are so pretty - perfect for little kids. Well, big kids, too. I'd love to have one right now. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  2. Please share you fun and fabulous cupcakes by linking up at Muffin and Cupcake Monday! Thanks!

    http://www.talkingdollarsandcents.net/muffin-monday-maple-brown-sugar-and-applesauce-muffins

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  3. Thanks so much for linking your yummy and fun recipe up at Muffin and Cupcake Monday! Hope to see you again soon!

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  4. Hi Kristen,
    Your cupcakes look awesome, perfect for the holiday. I would like to invite you to join us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Thank you for sharing and have a great day!
    Miz Helen

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  5. Your cupcakes turned out cute! Your frosting looks delicious.

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  6. I love this recipe too, it's one of my all-time favorites!

    The Farm Girl
    www.thefarmgirlrecipes.blogspot.com

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  7. These look cute! I love that pic showing the inside of the cupcake. I just want to take a bite! YUM!

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  8. Hi Kristen,
    I just love that you brought this wonderful cupcake to share with us today. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon. I am your newest follower.
    Have a great week end!
    Miz Helen

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  9. Sprinkles do make things prettier. I just can't help but smile when I see sprinkles - especially if they're edible!!

    I'd love for you to link this and any other cupcake post you have at the month long Cupcake Link Party!

    Cheers,
    Tracy

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  10. We are major sprinkle fans. Super cute. I found you from Muffin Monday linky. I hope you'll stop by Momtrends' Friday Food and add your festive recipe to our swap. Have a super 4th!

    http://www.momtrends.com/2011/07/friday-food-recipe-linky/

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  11. Hi! I'm having a linky party called A Themed Baker's Sunday. Usually I have a theme every week, but this week I want to see what everyone is making for the 4th. I would love if you linked up your delicious and patriotic sweetness!
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/2011/07/themed-bakers-sunday-12.html
    Alyssa

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  12. Thanks for linking up your recipes at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back tomorrow and share some more of your awesome recipes!
    Thanks,
    I hope to see you there!

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