Pinkalicious cupcakes

So, yesterday I watched the temperature drop all day long. When Kyra and went to ballet, it was a balmy 23 degrees. When, at long last, I picked her up from the princess birthday party (screaming contest = good time had by everyone under seven), it was about five degrees.

I figured doing all the errands yesterday would be a wise choice, since so far today, the “high” temperature is -5.

Today, in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday, we make pinkalicious cupcakes. And I know you all are dying for the recipe. Use 1 teaspoon of red food coloring in your “funfetti” cake mix. Now you know my secret.

So I was adding said red food coloring to the cake mix and warning the kids to be careful, since it stains like nobody’s business. I am now the proud owner of several red fingers. But then, you foodies saw that coming, right?

While we went pink, it was vanilla all the way. No heinous fake strawberry flavor for either the cake or the frosting. And we did not “Plus it up” per recommendation on the box and create “our own colorful, fruity frosting by mixing a package of any flavor unsweetened drink mix into the frosting.”

I don’t even want to contemplate that.

Pictures below the cut.


The egg Andrew is holding is a disaster waiting to happen


Mmm … nothing like the scent of Pepto-Bismol colored cupcakes


Always fashion conscious, Kyra matches her cupcake


You know you want one


Filed under Cooking (disasters), Kids

4 responses to “Pinkalicious cupcakes

  1. Yum! I want one! Great pictures!

  2. Jenn

    “heinous fake strawberry flavor” – that’s how I feel about strawberry flavored things.

    I bet Kyra was in heaven with all that pink around, haha.

  3. darcy

    YUM! I love pink food: grapefruit, steak, strawberry ice cream, and now I’ll add cupcakes to the list!

  4. Actually, both kids matched the cupcakes… coincidence?

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