It The Power of Love



Sunday Fun-Day Sketch Challenge!!
This layout was inspired by a DCWV sketch for their monthly challenge. The theme was the power of love (the song the couple walked into at their reception).

Materials
Paper: DCWV Spring Blossom, Jeweled Mat Stack, Generic Kraft & Vellum.
Cricut: Edge to Edge Cartridge
Silhouette: Aluria & Sofia Font, Swirly Frame, Black Sketch Pen.
Sizziz/Basic Grey: SnowCap Embossing Folder


Challeges:
DCWV January Stack-a-holic
Silhouette Weekly Shape Challenge


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Sunbeam Cupcake Maker Review

Sunbeam Cupcake Maker Review


I got this cutie for Christmas this year. It goes nicely with the cake pop, pie pop, and brownie maker I unfortunately never use. I think this appliance might be a little different though :).

The instructions are very simple. Plug it in, a light indicates when its ready, put cupcake batter (in liners) into machine and cook for 10 minutes. It makes 6 cupcakes at a time. It comes with some recipes.



I prepared a cupcake batter with a box mix. I only wanted 6 cupcakes so I cut the mix into 3rds (by weight for dry ingredients). I was thinking the recipes that came with it might be for 6 cupcakes only, but they were for full batches of cupcakes. Either way, they can be easily converted if you only want 6.

After the machine warmed up (very quickly) I put cupcake liners into the wells and filled them 3/4 full as the instructions said. I used a cookie scoop which I thought would be the least messy option. Closed the lid and set the timer for 10 minutes.

PERFECT!!

They were done in 10 minutes. They were prefect! Perfect shape. Perfect texture. Everything was spot on. I ended up with a little extra batter so I put two more in by themselves, and while they took about 2 minutes longer, they were also perfect. Other reviews said you need to let the machine cool down before cooking a 2nd time, I didn't have this problem. I think they were concerned about getting burned? I just used a fork to "scoop" the cupcake out of the wells (the same way I do with a cupcake pan).

My test recipe was a semi-homemade (half box half scratch) recipe with some simple store bought frosting, but I am looking forward to trying some of my more difficult recipes in the machine.

 Super Fudge Cupcakes
Makes 6-8 Cupcakes
1/3 Fudge or Devils Food Box Mix
   Divide into 1/3 by weight using a kitchen scale, save the rest
1 Egg
Scant 2T Oil
1/3C Water
Handful of Chocolate Chips
2 Heaping Spoonfuls of Chocolate Fudge (ice cream topping)


Mix all together and bake in your Sunbeam Cupcake Maker or as directed on box.

I was not compensated in anyway for this review & these opinions are 100% my own.

 



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