Funfetti Birthday Cupcakes

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Happy Birthday Selma!

In celebration of her day of birth, we decided to make funfetti cupcakes from scratch. I found a recipe online and it looked easy enough. Plus we had all of the ingredients so it was a win-win situation…or so we thought.

*As a disclaimer, we wouldn’t use this recipe again. Selma hated them. Happy Birthday to the ground.

Anywho, the recipe was pretty straight forward. Mix all the dry ingredients together.

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Mix all of the wet ingredients. And then mix it all together.

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My roommate has this awesome measuring cup. We thought it looked like a metal urinal. Moving on…

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And this was the point that I realized something wasnt quite right…

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In hindsight, I would recommend adding the sprinkles once you have the batter in the cups and then doing a quick stir with a toothpick. These little bastards bleed quickly. Too quickly. Suspiciously quickly….

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At least they didn’t turn out brown…

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Making the frosting while we waited for the cupcakes to bake. As a side note, I went out and got that little bag of powdered sugar while the cupcakes baked only to find out we had enough after all….2013-09-24 21.32.04 2013-09-24 22.10.46 2013-09-24 22.11.01

They turned out a little better than we had hoped2013-09-24 21.39.092013-09-24 22.14.29

And they didn’t LOOK terrible.

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They just tasted a little too doughy. I mean i liked them, but Selma thought they were too sweet. And as Selma’s mom always says: “you win some, you lose some, and then you win some, and then you lose some” 2013-09-24 22.23.19

Here is the recipe that we used. I modified it a bit to what i THINK it should have been. Use at your own risk.


  • 1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla; or greek yogurt; or sour cream)
  • 3/4 cup milk (cow’s milk; or soy milk; or almond milk)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles

Buttercream Frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg white

In conclusion, it looks like I will be buying her some cupcakes tonight.

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