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Let's start a Cupcake Club! CCCC

post #1 of 205
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CCCC better known as Cake Central Cupcake Club!
I thought it would be fun to start a Cupcake Club like Oprah's Book Club and test out different cupcake recipes. The intention of the CCCC is to explore new recipes and techniques.
This is no place for bashing... constructive criticism only. You can say you didn't like a recipe, but say why, and if you have suggestions for 'fixing' that issue. Example: "The flavor was good but the cake was too dry, so I added 1/4 c. more oil and 1 egg." Or something to the effect of, "They came out dry, did anyone else notice that? What did you do to fix it?"
The first time you should follow the recipe as it is given, otherwise you're not truly testing the recipe. Then... if you loved it... you're done. If you felt it could be improved, make your improvements and post what you did.
Weâll give you a week to try it out and Iâll pick someone new to pick out a new recipe for the next week then they can pick the next person, etc. That person will start the new thread, adding the link from the first thread, etc.
Anyone can jump in any time! If the sound of the recipe doesnât appeal to you then try the next one.
Thanks to the ladies on the âHow about a thread to seriously discuss making cupcakes?????" thread for helping me out with this!
Rules:
1. Have fun!
2. No bashing!
3. Start with original recipe.
4. Give constructive criticism.
Ending date of this recipe to be September 28th.

I've been wanting to try this recipe for a couple of weeks now so this will be a good excuse to finally try it.
From Taste of Home

Carrot Cupcakes
Ingredients:
4 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups grated carrots
CHUNKY FROSTING:
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup chopped raisins
Directions:
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar and oil. Combine the flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, allspice and salt; gradually add to egg mixture. Stir in carrots.
Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 325° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing form pans to wire racks.
For frosting, in a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in the coconut, pecans and raisins. Yield: 2 dozen.
I am inspired by my Grandma who was the best baker I've known. My wish is to now inspire & create warm memories for my Grandchildren.
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I am inspired by my Grandma who was the best baker I've known. My wish is to now inspire & create warm memories for my Grandchildren.
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post #2 of 205
This sounds fun! I'm in! This will be a great way for me to finally start making all of those cupcakes I've just been dreaming about lately.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
~ Helen Keller
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When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
~ Helen Keller
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post #3 of 205
WOO HOO !! I am so trying this one!! Thanks GrandmaG!!
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To the world you may only be one person, but to one person you may be the world.
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post #4 of 205
GrandmaG..Looks great! Im in to !! Sounds delicious !
post #5 of 205
Count me in. If I make that many cupcakes.. at least I have places I can send them so they aren't all in my house begging me to eat them.
post #6 of 205
I will try it this weekend! Thanks
post #7 of 205
Thread Starter 
Sweetdreams, I have a whole stack of cupcake recipes I want to try. This will be a good way to start! Welcome Charter Members! thumbs_up.gif
I am inspired by my Grandma who was the best baker I've known. My wish is to now inspire & create warm memories for my Grandchildren.
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I am inspired by my Grandma who was the best baker I've known. My wish is to now inspire & create warm memories for my Grandchildren.
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post #8 of 205
I'm In!

Question -

Do you think I could use the Junior-style baby food carrots, or should I really just go fresh?

My food processor is on it's very last leg, and I'm a knuckle-scraper with a grater box (don't need extra protein, right?).

Should we start a Yahoo group for it, or should we do it right here?

Thanks -

Theresa icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 205
Can I join too? I think I'll pass on carrot...but count me in for the next time around. I LOVE this idea (and so will my co-workers who will reap all of the spoils icon_smile.gif
post #10 of 205
. . . you can bet I will be lurking around the thread . . . m m m m . . .
. . . Think of things not as they are . . . but as they might be . . . Don't merely dream . . . but create!!!
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. . . Think of things not as they are . . . but as they might be . . . Don't merely dream . . . but create!!!
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post #11 of 205
What a terrific idea! There are soo many cupcake recipes I want to try from the huge cupcake thread! This is a great way to learn new recipes and ideas! Count me in? Can I submit one of the recipes from the huge cupcake thread--- I would of course give credit to the person who posted it!
I look forward to trying this recipe!! Thank you again for this idea!!!
"Your life is an occasion--Rise to it!" --Mr Magorium
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"Your life is an occasion--Rise to it!" --Mr Magorium
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post #12 of 205
I'm in, too!!! I LOVE carrot cake--can't wait to try the recipe. I am scheduled to go to graveyard shift for 6 weeks and will be working a LOT of overtime, but that just means I'll have some time to play during the day, and then I can bring the cuppies to work with me so they will be gobbled up!!!
post #13 of 205
Well, I'm not really into cupcakes, but I think I'll try this recipe!
post #14 of 205
I can't do this "challenge", but will hope to participate in the next one! Hope these turn out great for everyone! Will be anxious to hear how the results turn out.
post #15 of 205
I'm in! My family is gonna love me! They are always bugging me for cupcakes =)
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Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
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Wife to Nick
Mommy to:
Drew-14, Jay-9, Rhian-6, Kaleb-4, and Sonny Marcelo Acosta (who's in heaven) July 24, 2008 You will always have my heart, and Nicholas 2
http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=ddmmx5vd_16gmqtmrg8 Appetizers
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