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Green Velvet Cupcake Experiment…

I wanted to make cupcakes for Maggie’s class for tomorrow, and I found this great recipe for ‘green velvet’ cake ( Mine definitely didn’t turn out as fancy looking as hers, but they were fun to make!!  John calls them the ORNL cupcakes – they’re GLOWING!!

The NEON batter (I used every bit of green food coloring I had in the house to get enough that the recipe calls for, is that green or what?)
Another crazy green batter shot
Getting ready to bake
out of the oven, weird hulkish looking now with the light browning of the top.
cooling..a few sunk in the middle, nothing a little extra frosting can’t fix
I tested one, I’m still ASTOUNDED at the neon green!!

(the cake tastes pretty good, though!)

Frosting – recipe here – basic buttercream.

I didn’t want to do creamcheese frosting – kids like plain sugar anyway!

I don’t have a pastry bag, so I made one! I’ve found this is a SUPER fast way to frost cupcakes.
bag, ready to be snipped.
Frosted! (with sprinkles)
side shot.
My girl’s special one. I picked out the best one and put her initial on it. I doubt she’ll care, because they’re CUPCAKES after all!

Monday Monday

So I got my receipts in the mail for my P&G Savers ‘Year of Savings’ promotions.  Spend $50.00 dollars on P&G products between 02-01 and 04-15 and get $100 in coupons.  I’ll post back when I receive them and the quality of the coupons. (Rebate form here)

I also sent in my rebate form for – listed below.

I’ve been reading a lot of blogs lately that deal with coupons and saving money and living frugally.  It’s really interesting what folks have come up with and what works for each family.  I still don’t understand how it all works, but I’m doing my best to figure out how to save us as much money as we can.  If you have any good money saving tips, please leave a comment!  I’ve never been good with money, and I’m determined to fix that!