Earth Day cupcakes!

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60375_300I found a neat recipe to make your own brownie mix to have it ready to use later. So it is suppose to be like a box mix without all the additional additives.  After checking ingredient list we had it all in our pantry!

1 Cup Sugar, 1/2 Cup All-Purpose Flour, 1/3 Cup Cocoa, 1/4 tsp Salt, 1/4 tsp Baking Powder.
At Baking Time Add: 2 Eggs, 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil, 1 teaspoon Vanilla.

so, I decided we would make some! I doubled the recipe and got things sorted.
GEDC1304 I put dry ingredients together and the liquids/eggs together. I do this for a few reasons. Livy can have fun mixing both things seperate and then mixing them together. And just in case there is a “bad” egg, it doesn’t ruin the other ingredients.

 

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Abby had fun watching. She is still a tad bit too tiny to help out besides adding her adorableness to the cooking. She is getting a good reach on her to try and take things!

 

62062_100Once it was all ready to go, Livy put the paper cups in the pans. We made a dozen big and two dozen small cupcakes.

We also put marshmallows in the big ones. It came out awesome because it made the tops of the brownies uneven and earthy like mountains.

62447_100 (1)We also made our own frosting and then separated it to make green for grass and blue for the ocean.

 Then for other toppings we used coconut dyed with green food coloring, and some green and blue candy crystals.

It took about two hours to do and cost very little! Lots of fun!

 

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