Oh the Love!

As you probably recall... I decided that I want to be a CUPCAKE master!
I was SUPER excited to have an event to make cupcakes for so I can start practicing my new skills, my Dad and Lisa asked me to make some for their reception.
I searched high and low for amazing recipes and ideas preparing for Thanksgiving weekend events...

Alas, by the time the weekend rolled around, I was TOO busy, stressed, and tired to try to make some cupcakes and frosting from scratch... so, I revered to the old stand by... boxed mixes.
Regardless, the cupcakes tasted wonderful and got RAVE reviews!

First and Foremost... the Turtle cupcake aka HEAVEN!

I got a box mix of German chocolate cake mix...
 make sure you get the one with pudding in the mix cause it tastes better!
 Then I got a bottle of caramel ice cream topping
 (if you have time you can buy caramels and melt them yourself.)
Follow the instructions on the box to make the batter, make sure you grease your muffin cups.
Pour your batter into the muffin cups, then squeeze some caramel into the middle of each one.
Bake according to the box (mine were 20 minutes)
Drizzle more caramel over the cupcakes AS SOON AS you take them out of the oven. 
Let them cool for about an hour, then frost and decorate as you like.
I paired mine with butter cream icing and it was delish!

And then we have the RED VELVET morsels!

I got the Betty Crocker red velvet cake mix, then topped it with cream cheese icing. 
I searched everywhere to figure out what to put on top, and I think they turned out nice with a Whopper... plus it tasted great with the icing and cake!

I'm just hoping that Christmas isn't as busy so that I will have time to try out my recipes from scratch... 
stay tuned!

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