Posted by: mccordalliance | January 28, 2010


I love cupcakes! They are cute, they’re the perfect size, they come in countless flavors, and they’re delicious. With the influx of cupcakeries in OKC, I love to buy them rather than make them. I even love the ones you get at the grocery store, with the buttercream icing. Yum! I don’t know what grocery stores use for icing (I don’t think I want to know) but there is some kind of crack in there- I could eat it all day long.

So, to go along with my hobbies resolution, I decided to make cupcakes while I was home with a sick baby last Friday. My favorite place to get cupcakes is a place here called Cuppies and Joe ( My current favorites of theirs are the Huxtable (chocolate cake, chocolate buttercream, caramel and Heath candy) and Boom Boom Pow (vanilla bean cake, chocolate buttercream, caramel and sea salt). Since I was stuck home with a sick baby and couldn’t go get some of this deliciousness, I decided to try my hand at making my own.

I cheated and use a box of vanilla cake mix. I did make chocolate buttercream icing for the first time ever. It was really easy, but didn’t taste quite like I hoped it would. It was okay, just not fantastic. Still, since it was my first time, I was pretty proud of myself. I added some caramel topping I had on hand (which was too runny), and put sea salt on some, Heath on the other, and left some just chocolate. They were good- I shared with my whole family. Not as good as Cuppies and Joe, but good. And, I felt some pride that I made them myself. I had fun with it and look forward to more baking experiments!

Here’s the finished product!



  1. Yum! Yum! Yum! Perfect thing to do when you’re at home all day!

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