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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cup Cake Recipe...an awesome gift idea!

When my little people were in public school, I was always looking for a great holiday gift for their teachers. I wanted it to be something they'd actually like but that wouldn't break the bank for me. I think I've finally found it...too bad I'm the kids' teacher this year! Lol. Or maybe that's good for me?

Anyway, I got the recipe and instructions for this from the Family Fun website here: http://familyfun.go.com/christmas/homemade-christmas-gifts/last-minute-christmas-gifts/cup-cakes-661762/

If you want the glaze instructions or any other ideas, you'll need to click through to the website as I've only posted a small portion of it here:

One 1-pound, 2 1/4-ounce packaged cake mix -- yellow, devil's food, or spice flavor
16 plastic sandwich bags and twist ties
Glaze mix (see below)
16 adhesive labels
8 large microwave-safe ceramic coffee mugs (1 1/2 cups or larger)
8 index cards
Ribbon, scissors

1.For a batch of 8 cupcake gifts, empty the dry cake mix into a large bowl. Help your child place 1/2-cup portions of the cake mix into plastic sandwich bags and close them with a twist tie. Then, using the list of glaze options below, she can fill 8 more bags with 1/3 cup plus 1 1/2 teaspoons of the appropriate glaze ingredients. She should label the bags "cake mix" and "glaze mix."

2.Have your child copy the Cup Cake directions onto the index cards. She can then use ribbon to tie one cake mix and one glaze mix bag together with each card, and set them inside a mug.

3.Directions for Cup Cake: Generously spray the inside of the mug with cooking spray. Empty the contents of the cake mix bag into the cup. Add 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, and 1 1/2 tablespoons of water. Mix well, approximately 1 minute. Microwave for 2 minutes on full power or until cooked through. Use a pot holder to remove the cup from the microwave and allow the cake to cool for 1 minute. In a small container, combine the glaze mix ingredients with 1 to 2 teaspoons of water, mixing well. Pour the glaze over the cake and enjoy!

**Again, variations of this plus the glaze instructions are listed at the website above. You can also see the picture of it there and find even more homemade gift ideas!

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