Today we will be working on very cute Mother's Day cupcakes! They are little flower pots. Cupcakes baked in terracotta pots then decorated with tiny flowers. This idea comes to us from Manda. She found these perfect little pots at the Family Dollar store. 3 pots for $1. Can't beat that. I will post the tutorial later on today as we make them.
Our favorite cake recipe is the pumpkin spice cake. I know its a fall favorite but after all its Mother's Day and we are mothers so we get to pick!! lol Mix the icing with some pumpkin pie spices and OMG you have something fantastic!!
PUMPKIN SPICE CAKE
1 box of spice cake mix
1 box of pumpkin spice instant pudding mix or vanilla instant pudding mix
(buy and hoard during Thanksgiving. lol)
1 cup of pumpkin pie canned pumpkin.
1/2 cup of oil or apple sauce if you are on a diet
1/2 cup pumpkin pie spice coffee creamer or regular creamer
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of ginger
You can can use vanilla pudding and regular coffee creamer if you don't have the flavored ones. It is still a great cake. Mix all your wet ingredients together until well blended. (This is a secret.) Doing that adds so much to the texture of the cake. Well worth the extra step. After all the wet ingredients are well mixed add the dry ingredients. Mix until well blended and lump free. For cupcakes bake at 350* for 25 mins. and for an 8 inch cake bake at 350* for 40* min or until a knife or tooth pic comes out clean.
If you didn't want a decorated cake you could make a simple glaze and add pumpkin pie spice to and and enjoy. Mmmmmm Can't wait to sneak me a few bits in today. lol. As always if you have any questions just let me know. I am happy to help all I can.