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Sunday, November 15, 2009

I Made Them!!

Wow….it’s been so long since I baked but I knew I could commit once a month and although last month I was too sleep deprived to even take a shower or eat a proper meal, this month we’ve developed some semblance of a schedule.

So, this month forced our house to venture into the realm of sweet potatoes – an item both my husband and I have never been fond of, but what better way to give them another chance than in a cupcake.

The overall making of the cupcakes was easy – and I let my 4 year old son measure all the dry ingredients. My 4 year old daughter added the liquids, laid out the cups and helped pour the batter into the cups. I have to say, they turned out well.

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My son was very excited and kept looking in the oven…

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My 13 year old daughter made the candied pecans and toasted the marshmallows in the oven under the broiler.

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So, the difficulty was in the assembly!  WOW what a royal, sticky pain in the tush!!!  To be fair we didn’t have an offset spatula but still – transferring the marshmallows was a mess, funny, but still quite the mess.

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Taste:  Not bad – they reminded me more of a spice muffin rather than a cupcake.  Oh, and the sweet potatoes…we loved them!  We made these as we were cooking dinner and I had extra sweet potatoes so we threw them into our mashed red potatoes and the kids INHALED them! Go figure, we all like sweet potatoes =)

8 comments:

k.a.r.e.n said...

Thanks for baking along with me this month! Great job on the cupcakes -- love how EVERYONE was involved and now everyone loves sweet potatos! How cool is that??!!

Monica said...

I agree with the transfer! Check out my blog, I thought it was a pain too! They turned out beautifully though. YOu did a great job! Glad to see you're back!

Tracey said...

So glad you were able to bake with us and even got the whole family to join in! They look wonderful and sound like they were a hit!

Teresa Bjork said...

You're experience was so much like mine. I also had never tried a baked sweet potato before, and I loved it. And I also had a tough time with the marshmallows; I had to let them cool a few seconds before moving them. But your cupcakes turned out great. Your family did a terrific job!

Lori said...

I agree that they reminded me more of a spice cupcake but they were great! I wasn't as adventurous as you were with the marshmallows. Yours look so great!

Judy said...

must be nice to have so many helpers in the kitchen! =)

SUGAR B said...

OMG! They look adorable, cupcakes and your son! :)

I am glad you loved these because I did too.

Thanks for baking along with us this month. You rock!

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