Monday, August 29, 2011

What Do You Stay Awake For?


What do you stay awake for? is the posted question on Caribou's new coffee cups. These cups pictured show the old design. Caribou is a coffee shop chain found in the Midwest. I was with some friends recently and we started our own list. Perhaps you have your own ideas to add.
  • walking the dog
  • Royal wedding
  • answering email
  • texting someone goodnight
  • playing computer games
  • correcting papers
  • balancing a checkbook
  • presidential elections
  • long movie
  • moon coming up
  • playing cards
  • northern lights
  • meteor showers
  • finishing a book
  • making a craft

Cupcake Decorating Ideas

Ambrosia Cupcakes

Make cupcakes from a prepared box lemon cake mix bake as directed

Frosting

Mix 3 cups powdered sugar, 3 TB. softened butter and 1 tsp. vanilla beat till smooth adding enough milk by the tablespoons to get the right consistency if needed. Add 2 TB. Grand Marnier or Triple Sec

Toast coconut on a cookie sheet

Frost cupcakes and sprinkle with toasted coconut

Refrigerate ½ hour to set frosting and Don’t forget to add one paper umbrella to serve

Oreo Cookie Cupcakes

Make cupcakes from a prepared box devils food cake mix and bake as directed

Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/3 hot coffee

1/3 cup melted butter

2 tsp. vanilla

1/8 tsp. salt

Beat coffee and cocoa together, add rest of ingredients and mix well

Add 2 TB. Kahula

Frost cupcakes

Break in half one Oreo cookie for each cupcake

Arrange the halves on each side of the frosted cupcake broken side pressed into cupcake

Sprinkle each cupcake with crushed cookie crumbs

Crème de Menthe Cupcakes

Make cupcakes using a chocolate cake mix and bake as directed

Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar, 3 TB softened butter and 1 tsp. vanilla adding enough milk

by the tablespoons to get the right consistency, add 2 drops of green food coloring and

2-3 TB. Crème de menthe

Frost cupcakes and add in center one Andes chocolate. Stand chocolate on its side press into frosting

Hershey’s Chocolate Cupcakes

Make cupcakes using a dark chocolate cake mix add 2 TB Kahula to batter and bake as directed

Frosting

4 cups powdered sugar, 3 TB. softened butter, 3 oz. cream cheese and 1 tsp vanilla adding enough milk by the tablespoons to get the right consistency and then add 2 TB. Kahula frost cupcakes and add one piece of Hershey dark chocolate (fun size) lay candy on cupcake place in center –sprinkle with cookie crumbs

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