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Courtney Caughey-Stambul

January 11, 2012

Courtney Caughey: Check out my mom’s creative, colorful cupcakes

NEW CASTLE — My mom tried out a new method for making cupcakes this week.

She took a boxed white cake mix, followed the directions on the box, then took the cake mixture and split it into four individual squirt bottles.

Any squirt bottles work for the recipe, though rinsed-out ketchup bottles may be best because they have a wider opening than most others.

After splitting the cake mix, she dropped a different color of food coloring into each bottle. She layered the colored mix in a muffin pan. The colors look better when the cupcake is a little bigger than standard, hence the muffin pan.

The cupcakes can be iced, though she didn't ice hers. It might be fun to draw some funny faces on the cupcakes with icing though, especially if trying the recipe with children.

I took some photos of my mom's cupcakes, so check them out and let me know what you think!

On a side note, I cooked some great chicken tacos last night. Here's the recipe: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/chicken-tacos/. Note: I didn't bother with the bay leaf.

Honestly, I'm not sure what a bay leaf even is? Well, I know it's a leaf, at least ... haha!

Happy cooking!

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