Friday, October 8, 2010

Cupcake Challenge Part Two

Cupcake Challenge secret ingredient revealed.

I really wasn't sure how these would turn out but they are great. I am so pleased. I struggled with this all week trying to find a recipe and finally ended up adapting from the good 'ole Betty Crocker cookbook! You will have to look really, really close but inside the cupcakes are crushed Fruit Loops.

Like I said I searched for a recipe and found a great one that used orange, lemon and lime zest but I never got to the store for the fruit.

Now about myself and why I chose the secret ingredient.

  1. Probably a lot of people would think I am a little Fruit Loops. My husband and I are volunteer chaplains at a prison for teen age boys and girls. (seperate facilities for each) In fact the cupcakes are going to the boys tomorrow and they will love them.
  2. I tend to 'wing it' a lot with my cooking and baking and when I saw the Fruit Loops used on an episode of Chopped I knew I wanted to try it. On my budget many times I have to 'wing it' and make substitutions. The reason for the Fruit Loops. I happened to have them because I used them for a project for our 'apartment ministry' and I needed to figure out a way to use the rest of the box. Now I can share the recipe with my Mom's of Preschool group.
  3. And, one of my favorite things to do is to take an item and re-purpose it. The fruit loops were perfect to try and re-purpose.
  4. I love cake especially bakery and wedding cake. My icing is a buttery wedding cake recipe and it turned out perfect.

So that is about it for this little Fruit Loop girl. Please com back and visit next week Amy's challenge is our closets. Oh wow!


Denise said...

I love you my fruit loopy sis.

Virginia said...

I wing it too! My family gets a little afraid when that happens.

Desi said...

I want some Fruit Loops cupcakes!! I saw the first picture and I thought "ohmygoodness... that's got to be about the best idea ever!" (Can you tell I like Fruit Loops?)That's such a great idea... I will have to try it sometime! :)

Holly said...

What a very great idea!! And so great to get to know where you work and how you will share these. I am praying right now for these kids.

And we LOVE Chopped, too!


Amy said...

My kids just love Fruit Loops. I had to call them over to see this!

They want to make them... like now, but I convinced them to wait!

great job!

Anonymous said...

Oh how creative! Very colorful and look delicious! :)

Misty aka Elvisgirl said...

Oh! I love your cupcakes and how I got to know you from the ingredients. Perfect challenge entry!