Blame It On Pinterest {Recipe: Millie’s White Cupcakes}

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I’m going to blame it on Pinterest

You know the feeling that what you are doing just isn’t adequate? That feeling. This Halloween, that feeling is thanks to Pinterest.

I volunteered to make the snack for my son’s 4th grade Halloween party. I’m a simple gal when it comes to baking and treats. I have no talent when it comes to decorating fancy cookies. I’m not a creative crafter. And I sure as heck can’t turn a blob of fondant into something fancy like a pumpkin patch.

So, last night, after fretting all week about what to make, and wishing I lived back in the days when a sucker wrapped in tissue with eyes marked on it with pen was fancy, I decided to just do something simple and make cupcakes. Not even cupcakes that look like jack-o-lanterns… simple, plain, white cupcakes with orange butter cream frosting.

Oh, and I sampled them to make sure… you know… they were decent enough to feed 4th graders. They were delicious. I bet that’s more than can be said for some of those fancy Pinterest treats. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.

I like to say I’m setting the bar low to make other mom’s feel good about themselves. That’s why I do what I do and go the simple route. I’d hate to be responsible for the over achieving behavior caused by creating elaborate treats no one can replicate. Sounds like a good enough reason to go simple to me!

If you too want to go plain and simple, you can find the recipe for Millie’s White Wedding Cake on my past blog post. Also, Amanda has a pretty darn good buttercream recipe that really can’t be beat.

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  1. says

    I’d say these look pretty good! I’m not great at decorating cupcakes… but, I keep trying with the hope one day they will look pretty! At any rate, they always taste great, which over-shadows my decorating skills!

  2. says

    Totally know what you mean. I either leave Pinterest feeling inspired or like a loser. It has been a good resource for working on projects, etc. and has certainly cut down on my magazine purchases.

    These are perfect in my book.

  3. says

    Those are beautiful Kristen & in my opinion- the perfect amount of decorating. I don’t want to have to bite through a bunch of extra decorating to get to the good stuff. I want a delicious cupcake that is aesthetically pleasing to the eye but not overdone. And this is coming from a gal that grew up in a bakery watching her mom decorate for a living. Cake in general is my weakness- but really- we are moms with a million things going on- I would rather do a simple yet pretty cupcake & leave all that extra time for my kids- instead of slaving away in the kitchen.

  4. says

    These look great! I can say if 4th graders loved these, they must be pretty good. The hardest to please with sweet treats are always kids. Adults would have something nice to say…while kids will always say the truth. Kids don’t lie! I can’t wat to try my version of your recipe too…


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