Maybe the Best Carrot Cupcakes You Will Ever Try! + Old Shoes with a New Purpose

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Yes I know it's a lofty claim, but these just might be the best carrot cupcakes you have ever had! They are absolutely delicious. So delicious in fact, that I debated whether or not I should even share the secret recipe. Then I thought "Oh Melissa, don't be ridiculous. Everyone deserves the right to amazing carrot cupcakes".

I even have a nice little shoe refashion to share with you today as well. I was 'miss productive' today if you will. ;) I think you are going to enjoy this. Ready? Let's get busy!

Carrot Cupcakes 

Ingredients for Batter:

  • 2 cups Sugar 
  • 3 cups Flour 
  • 2 tsp. Baking Soda 
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder 
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Salt 
  • 1 1/3 cups Oil 
  • 4 Eggs 
  • 2 cups finely grated Carrots 
  • 1 cup Crushed Pineapple w/juice 
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla 
Method: Mix all dry ingredients together well. Next, add the rest of the ingredients and mix until all is blended and moistened. Go on beating an additional two minutes after that. Last, fill baking cups 3/4 of the way full with batter and bake at 350 degrees for roughly 20 minutes or until golden to dark brown. 

Ingredients for Frosting:
  • (1) 8 ounce package of Cream Cheese 
  • 1 stick of Butter 
  • 1 pound of Powdered Sugar 
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla 
  • A 'splash' of milk 
  • 1/2 cup chopped Walnuts (optional) 
Method: Melt butter and cream cheese and blend (cream) the two together well. Then add the powdered sugar, vanilla, milk, and walnuts and finish blending. Done! 

Make sure you let the cupcakes finish cooling completely before frosting them. ENJOY. They are an absolute 'splurge'. Feel free to make noises while you're eating them, I feel like it enhances the experience. 

Shoe Refashion! 

Today's bonus! Even MORE creativity in the way of grosgrain bows- put them on shoes! Super cute. I saw this exact look in a magazine about a year ago (on some designer shoes) and tucked it away in the back of my mind....until now. 

The shoes before. In need of some 'help'

And after! You'll be stepping pretty in these.
If you are wondering how to create a grosgrain bow, please click here to visit a previous blog that explains this in detail. I hope you have fun breathing new life into some of your old shoes. It's fun! The possibilities are endless. Enjoy the rest of your work week and I will see you back here on Friday for more fun & adventure. Love you all. Thank you so much for reading.  :)

1 comment:

  1. Awesome blog. :) Everyone will benefit from the recipe!!! Love the shoes too!!!! You are so gifted! :)


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