A September of Firsts

Happy September! Today is the first day of September and it couldn’t be a more beautiful day.

September is a month of firsts.

School starts soon meaning the first day of Kindergarten, first time riding the bus, first time dropping off your baby at school, first day of High School or even college. I have seen mothers take these days in strides, documenting the whole experience by taking pictures. We would love to see those pictures so please post them on our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/UCPofOC

Another thing that comes with school is requirements for baking…whether that be for your child’s birthday, class or just as an afternoon snack. Recently, I have taken up baking (very out of character for me) and I wanted to share an easy recipe that may remedy these upcoming baking needs.

For this cupcake I simply used the funfetti cake mix, made some chocolate butter  cream frosting and adorned the top with a rice crispy treat.

So first make the cupcake by following the instructions on the box.
Frosting: it may be easier to just buy frosting but here is a recipe for the icing.

6 tbsp. butter

1 cup powdered sugar

4 tbsp. cocoa

2 to 3 tbs. milk

*I would add a teaspoon of Vanilla extract for flavor

  1. Cream butter
  2. Combine sugar and cocoa
  3. Add sugar and cocoa mixture to butter
  4. Add milk to mixture. Start with 2 tbsp of milk and if it’s too think add another tbsp. of milk

To finish the cupcakes I had the rainbow chip rice crispy treats and cut them into strips and placed them on top.

Voila! You have 24 cupcakes for whatever need may come up.

 

 

 

-Elizabeth

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