For the record, I would like to say that I TRIED!! I made a batch of these adorable Red White & Blue Cupcakes from SCRATCH!! I measured, I mixed but over-mixed, I did everything right.
And was rewarded with 24 tri-colored hockey pucks that I couldn’t even give away.
So, for this recipe I am going back to my tried and true, the evil devil that is the boxed cake mix. I will continue to become the amazing from scratch baker that I am sure we all know I can be (cough.. cough) but Memorial Day and Fourth of July are right around the corner and I simply don’t see my superhero skills evolving in that small amount of time.
Be bad, pick up the boxed cake mix. I promise I won’t tell on you and I also promise you will be rewarded with perfect cupcakes.
It can just be our dirty little secret.
That being said, these cupcakes will impress everyone at your July 4th gathering and you can just sit back and take all the credit for being THAT amazing. You’re welcome!
Now, just a couple of helpful hints… these are not the average cupcakes. Number one, you can’t think you are going to make magic in just 15 minutes… set aside a little bit of time to make these. You are layering happiness, for goodness sake! Number two, when you are dropping your batter into your cupcake wrappers, try to drop straight down and then using the tip of a spoon, spoon the batter out to the sides of the cupcake wrapper to make a level layer. Remember, you are working with layers so gently push the batter you just dropped and not the layer underneath. Number three, measure your batter evenly into 3 different bowls to work in…. measure…. evenly….. MEASURE….. lol… I say this as someone who had three cupcakes with no red layer the first time I made these because I did not (say it with me …..) MEASURE evenly my batter. #professionalfoodblogger
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Happiness and Blessings!