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 http://www.scrapbooks-etc.com 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
hey girls! it is that time of month again for Totally Pages! it is wednesday, april 11th 6:30-8:30pm at ETC! you get to choose 3 out of the 4 kitted layouts. here they are!
this month i will be making ice cream sundae cupcakes…ever had a lava cake…it is kinda like that…delicious! hope to see you there!
♥ Heidi Lynn
here is that Blueberry Pancake Cupcake recipe i promised…
Blueberry Pancake Cupcakes:
1 cup butter, softened
1 ½ cup sugar
2 egg whites
3 1/3 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon nutmeg
1 cup sour cream
1/3 cup milk
1 tablespoon teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ cups fresh or frozen blueberries
½ cup butter, softened
8 ounces cream cheese
2 teaspoons Mapleine (maple flavoring)
4 cups powdered sugar
Milk, as needed
Cinnamon sugar and fresh blueberries to decorate
Note: If you really want to treat yourself, put a warm cupcake in a bowl and pipe some of this maple buttercream over it and let in melt into the cake. It is absolutely divine.
1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners (yields 24)
2. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
3. On low speed, add eggs and egg whites one at a time until each in fully incorporated.
4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg together.
5. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture in thirds, alternating with the wet (milk, vanilla extract and sour cream). Let each ingredient fully mix in before adding another, still be careful not to over mix.
6. Fold in blueberries. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full and bake for about 18 minutes, or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Maple Buttercream: Beat butter and cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add maple flavoring and powdered sugar and let beat again. If needed, add 1 tablespoon of milk to loosen.
7. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes and top with cinnamon sugar and berries
AND here is next wednesday’s Here’s Your Sign class. You can choose easter colors…or family name colors and i will custom print any word you want to go in the center…(no longer then 10 letters.) but make sure you tell the girls when signing up what color theme and word so i can be ready for you wednesday. sign up online and get 10% off! Hope to see you there!
and here is just a cute picture of my darling stella…she is so BIG!
peace friends! Heidi Lynn
♥ Heidi Lynn
so it has been a little bit since i posted…having a baby takes a little bit. meet teagen sue
we are totally in love…and so is stella.
but now i am more in the swing of things. a major thanks to my friend julie who totally did an awesome job teaching my class last month. she is seriously a life saver. i am back creating (and teaching) and wanted to post March 14th totally pages. you get to choose 3 out of the 4 kitted layouts.
hope to see you there!! peace friends heidi lynn
♥ Heidi Lynn
i hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and New Year. i know we did. miss stella was the cutest thing ever. she gasped and put her hands to her mouth over every present she got. her favorite had to be her dress up. we wear a pretty dress everywhere…post office, dry cleaners, grocery store…you name it.
new years we are kinda lame. i think we were snoring at 9:30. you know i am huge and the boy named paul was sick. we are most excited about miss teagen coming soon.just had an ultrasound and she is already about 6 lbs. i am busy getting her and stella’s rooms ready. here is the sign i am putting up…(class this thursday!)
also january’s totally pages is next week (wednesday 6:30-8:30pm). i finally got my pages done. hopefully i will see you there. i am making my peanutbutter, chocolate chip, pretzel cookies again…though i will be making more this time…they did last very long last time.
hopefully i will see you soon! peace friends heidi lynn
♥ Heidi Lynn