In case you didn’t already know, I am a Rice Krispies treat fanatic and they were even my breakfast this morning! Not the cereal; I am talking about the gooey goodness that is in a bar. This post isn’t about Rice Krispies treats, that post will come next week, though so lets get back on track!
I reserved 1/3 cup of the cake mix for my treats and the rest I turned into cupcakes for Michael’s first birthday party. Each time I make cake batter treats I stick with the same egg, water and oil ingredients that are on the box. It makes for a delicious cupcake even without the 1/3 cup of mix!
I divided up 2 jars of vanilla frosting so I could color them and that is about 1 cup in each bowl. Then I scooped them into a Ziploc bag for the faux piping bag trick. Squish it all down in one corner and cut the tip off. I promise it works like a charm! I originally got the idea for the colored frosting on another blog but I think that she does it the right way with real piping supplies.
I had never piped frosting on anything so silly me started on the inside and swirled out but that is wrong. Start on the outside and swirl in for a better presentation. You can’t get the little Dairy Queen curl if you pipe inside out!
Food for thought…haha… I put 1/4 cup batter into my sleeves and they still had a big top. I am always trying to figure out exactly how much to put in and I am thinking it is going to be about half now? I honestly never get the number of cupcakes that they say I will because they have always been so massive. Baby steps!
Aww… my little 1 year old eating his cupcake last night! He barely made a mess eating so Mommy was proud! I wasn’t proud that he woke up without a diaper on but that is a whole different post. Maybe tomorrow? I have to get in the kitchen for now or there will not be a party on Saturday!