Totally Heidi Lynn

a bunch of fun

So first things first…the delicious lava like cupcake recipe.
Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

• 1 2-layer-size package chocolate cake mix
• 1 12-ounce jar hot fudge ice cream topping
• 1 recipe Creamy White Frosting or 1 to 2 16-ounce cans creamy white frosting
• 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
• 1 teaspoon shortening
• Chopped nuts
• 1 10-ounce jar maraschino cherries with stems, well drained
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. Prepare cake batter according to package directions.

Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Use the back of a spoon to smooth out batter in cups. Place a scant tablespoon room temperature ice cream topping on the top center of each cupcake.

Bake for 16 to 20 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched (While baking prepare Creamy White Frosting). Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.

Spread some of the frosting over each cupcake. Place the remaining frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip.

In a small saucepan melt the chocolate pieces and shortening over low heat; cool slightly. Spoon melted chocolate into a small heavy resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; snip off a small piece from one corner. Drizzle chocolate on top of frosted cupcakes.

Sprinkle cupcakes with nuts. Pipe the remaining frosting on top of cupcakes. Place a cherry on top of each cupcake. Makes 24 (2 1/2-inch) cupcakes.

*Test Kitchen Tip: If desired, use Smucker’s magic shell instead of melting the semisweet chocolate pieces and shortening.

Also…as of late my little stellie has been obsessed with Dora the Explorer…so of course what does she want..a backpack…not just any backpack…a pretty purple backpack. I accepted the challenge…and here is what i came up with…

it was so fun and easy…i have decided to teach it at my Fashionista class Wednesday April 25th. it has so many uses! make it bigger for a music bag, or an over night to grandma’s bag. the size is easily adjustable…and you could totally do this boy style with fun stripes instead of ruffles. so join me. go to and sign up and get 10% off this $18 class + supplies.

also my mom in law is having a sale … she is a professional shopper of all things vintage and has decided to let some great stuff go. the sale is this saturday 8am-4pm 2070 W. San Tan Hills Dr. Queen Creek, AZ 85142…come and see!

Heidi Lynn