Saturday, March 28, 2009

Everything I need to know, I learned on a Blog

If you scroll down to the previous post, you'll see some ideas that I got from blogs and actually tried them out. Well, here's another great idea that was a BIG hit with my family. They are called "Poke Cupcakes." Basically you make cupcakes, poke holes in them and pour jello in the holes. I got the idea from Liz at Hoosier Homemade. Click here for the recipe. Here's how mine turned out.

I think I need to pour more jello in next time, but you can still taste that extra punch of flavor that the jello adds. My cupcakes are not as elaborately decorated as Liz's, and I chalk that up to my helper. When you have an almost 6 year old that wants to help, you have to choose your cupcake decorations carefully. Erin really enjoyed poking the cupcakes with a fork, and then sprinkling them with colored crystals (not to mention eating some frosting and crystals, and sampling the finished product). I made 24 of these yesterday afternoon and I think there may be 10 left, so 14 cupcakes in less than 24 hours. That's a new record.

I am also very excited to be the winner of the giveaway at Hoosier Homemade; a tote bag!! Click here to see the totes she makes. She sells them on Etsy. When the prize arrives, I will post pictures. I can't wait. Thank You, Liz!


Carla said...

these look delicious. Look forward to making them myself, yum yum. By the way, if you fancy coming along, I am hostign a blog party on April 17, all about family memories. All you have to do to take part is to post picture, artowkr, an essay, poems..whatever...that celebrates a family memory on the day of the party. I look forward to having you come along!

Hoosier Homemade said...

Oh, thank you so much!!! Such kind words!
It was so nice to meet you!

Elaine A. said...

I don't care what they "look" like, they sound delicious! What a great idea, I may have to try it with my oldest some time. He LOVES to bake!

Miriel said...

What a great idea! I am sure my little son would love cupcakes like that!