Monday, September 15, 2008

Slice ‘n Bake Cookies Cupcakes

Slice 'n Bake Cupcakes

I was in the grocery store the other day when these made me stop in my tracks. I couldn’t help but laugh out loud. I mean slice ‘n bake cookies are one thing, but cupcakes… come on! So I tried to muffle my laughter and walked away.

Then I walked back. These were just too bizarre to pass up. So I figured I would try them out so you wouldn’t have to.

Let’s look inside and see what $2.99 got me…

Slice 'n Bake Cupcakes
Sliceable cupcake batter (I can’t wrap my head around this one), chocolate frosting, rainbow sprinkles and six white baking cups.

Slice 'n Bake Cupcakes
Okay, is it just me, or does this seem wrong. Wait, I think I can hear my stomach turning.

Slice 'n Bake Cupcakes
These cupcake chunks can’t possibly work. Could all my effort gathering ingredients, measuring, waiting for things to get to room temperature, mixing in just the right way and cleaning be for nothing. Could it be this simple?

Cupcakes
What?!?!?! I guess so.

Slice 'n Bake Cupcakes
Now for the frosting. Come on…come on…squeeze a little harder… you can do it.

Sprinkles & Cupcakes
Now I just need to add the sprinkles and voila…

Slice 'n Bake Cupcakes

Sprinkled Cupcake

Wow, they look kinda good. But what about the inside?

Slice 'n Bake Cupcakes
I give up! I wanted these to bomb, but they weren’t half bad. The inside was light and fluffy and the pudding-like frosting was, well… okay. I guess in a cupcake emergency, I might make these again. But only in an emergency. I have to draw the line somewhere you know. Now I have to go buy some break and bake chocolate chip cookies.

Got a guilty pleasure? Go ahead… spill it… you’ll feel better.

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The B's said...

My secret guilty pleasure is to take 1/2 c cake mix and 1/4 c water (or brewed coffee), mix it together, pour into a coffee cup and microwave for forty seconds or until the center is pretty much done. It will be kind of like a molten cake or volcano cake. It is best topped with vanilla ice cream. YUM!!!

September 15, 2008 03:01 AM
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Amber said...

Hmm, as beautiful as your photo of the cupcake is – the icing just didn’t look right. Yuck – just take a couple extra minute and at least add a couple eggs, water and oil to a mix! Haha

September 15, 2008 03:15 AM
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gingela5 said...

My guilty pleasure is blueberry muffin batter…I’m pretty sure I could eat a whole bowl of it!

September 15, 2008 03:19 AM
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mollie said...

Okay, so they work, and you even make them look better than the box. But, $2.99 for 6 cupcakes from a tube? I couldn’t bring myself to do it…

September 15, 2008 03:30 AM
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janel said...

Thanks for trying these out for us so we didn’t have to! I think it’s a tribute to YOUR culinary skills that you could make the frosting look so good after coming out of that worm-like package.

September 15, 2008 03:31 AM
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the projectivist said...

oh my lord!
you take the best foodie pics -
those sprinkles just pop!

had to laugh at your experiment.
you went above and beyond
all in the name of science.
and i have to say
(despite the dodgy looking contents of the box)
they look to have turned out quite well!

September 15, 2008 03:31 AM
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Amanda said...

Whoa! Talk about fast food there. At least they look normal. The frosting in a tube kind of freaks me out, I wonder what the ingredient list is for that!!! But I must admit, my guilty pleasure is the sara lee cheesecake in the freezer. So good when still a little icy…

September 15, 2008 03:39 AM
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Kelli said...

someday kids wont even know about homemade scratch items. Boo hoo.

September 15, 2008 03:56 AM
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Gina said...

Sometimes I make cookie dough and eat it all before I make cookies. If I’m being really lazy, I’ll buy the “Ready to Bake” (not the slice ‘n bake) dough and eat *it*. But even then I like my homemade dough better because I use real butter. :)

September 15, 2008 03:59 AM
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Ceci said...

My guilty pleasure is a big slice of chessecake (ny style) with a lot of lemon curd and whipped cream, you should try it, it’s delicious

September 15, 2008 04:05 AM
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Becky said...

Only Bakerella could make slice ‘n bake look half way edible. Guilty pleasure would have to be anything with peanut butter and chocolate, especially Baskin Robins peanut butter and chocolate ice cream!

September 15, 2008 04:31 AM
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Reese & Lacey said...

Anything that involves peanut butter and Oreos sends me straight to Heaven!

September 15, 2008 04:34 AM
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Tanya said...

Huh…slice and bake cupcakes. What will they think of next? It sounds pretty good for someone who needs cupcakes in an hour. You know what though? This is totally something I would eat raw like the cookie dough in a tube.

September 15, 2008 04:35 AM
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Bria said...

Oh we never get any crazy and exciting things like that in Australia! We do have the slice and bake cookie dough but that’s about it- not that I’d give up making my own home made stuff ever.

September 15, 2008 04:43 AM
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sharyl said...

wow, what would they think of next? i probably would have the same reaction u did. it'll seem too ridiculous for me and i just have to try it.

my guilty pleasure… baking something and not letting anybody else know, so i can have it all to myself. >insert evil laugh here<

September 15, 2008 04:58 AM
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amber said...

Wow! Wave of the future?! I think I’ll stick to more standard cupcakes mixes. They look cute, though!

“The b’s”, that sounds delicious!

September 15, 2008 05:48 AM
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Anna said...

I still can’t grasp the concept…and I had your awesome pics to help. It’s just too weird, especially the picture of the sliced dough. They did turn out very pretty though, but I’m just going to attribute that to you awesome photography so that I can continue thinking that all that work that goes into making cupcakes from scratch actually does account for something. Please don’t burst my bubble :)

September 15, 2008 05:49 AM
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wan-nabe said...

this is awesome. really!

i’m such a sucker for trying new stuff just like this, so i have no doubt that i’d have picked it up too, just to try it out. i guess that’s my guilty pleasure.

September 15, 2008 06:01 AM
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LindaJ said...

This is truly hilarious that a product like this exists. At least it sounds/looks better than the Jimmy Dean Chocolate Chip Pancakes & Sausage on a Stick. :D I have to say, though, that I still prefer things to be made from scratch.

September 15, 2008 06:08 AM
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puglyfeet said...

Oh yes. I will give this a try.

September 15, 2008 06:19 AM
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Art of Dessert said...

That has got to be one of the strangest things I’ve ever seen. Thanks for giving it a try though -so we don’t have to. As for guilty pleasure, one word…Nutella! I could just eat it out of the jar. Mmmmmmm…

September 15, 2008 06:39 AM
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Clumbsy Cookie said...

Lol, thanks for trying it for all of us! They don’t look bad at all, let’s just not admit it, ;)!

September 15, 2008 07:21 AM
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Bobbie said...

only in america!!what a hoot.. I never seen anything like it

actually you should be kinda grateful… I look at all these cooking blogs…in Australia

we dont have cool whip, premade dough of any type, crossiant dough or anything like the prepackaged stuff you have in the US

September 15, 2008 07:47 AM
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Min verden said...

I was watching M.Steward show (in Norway)and you was on :) I can see that you are “in to” cupcakes. Just wantet to tell you that I loved your pop-cupcakes. Hanne

September 15, 2008 08:27 AM
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Mevrouw Cupcake said...

I'm more then a bit horrified at the idea of slice & bake anything, because you have no control over the ingredients and at $2.99 a pop, I'm sure they ingredients are hardly high quality. While I understand the kitsch-factor behind this product, I don't even think that the cheap price would tempt me to try these out. and I'm glad that the Netherlands is still "behind the times" when it comes to "food products".

Having said that, my guilty pleasure is store-bought glazed doughnuts. I try to eat them without thinking about what they are made of or how they were made.

September 15, 2008 09:35 AM
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Stella said...

I just find those wrong. In an emergency maybe ok…te frosting…no!

September 15, 2008 12:07 PM
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Amanda said...

Like mollie said, 6 cupcakes for $2.99? I think not. I just baked a bunch of mini muffins last night so the kids could take them to school instead of buying those ridiculously overpriced prepackaged ones in the store.

Besides, I can’t imagine the preservatives etc in those slice-em-up cupcakes! LOL Thanks for trying them out for us!

September 15, 2008 12:11 PM
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Jennifer said...

i have to admit, when i first saw “slice and bake” I did think YUCK, but they don’t look as if they taste too bad! but it’s too bad we don’t have a kroger around here :/

September 15, 2008 12:49 PM
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Michelle said...

Wow now I think I have seen everything!! To me there needs to be more frosting but I guess in an emergancy it will do.

September 15, 2008 01:00 PM
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Natalie... said...

Ooh these dont actually look all that bad…! My guilty pleasure…cookie dough..or peanut butter!! Mm

September 15, 2008 01:01 PM
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Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) said...

This is just bizarre! How lazy do we have need to be to make slice and bake cupcakes?! Thanks for taking on the experience so we could see the nasty looking frosting slither out of the tube. Oh, that’s just gross. I’ll take the memory making experience of gathering, mixing and cleaning with one or more of my munchkins anytime…

September 15, 2008 01:31 PM
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Hautemama said...

$2.99 per half dozen… why not just buy them pre-made???

I swear I saw a cake mix a few years back that you just mixed the ingredients together and it “baked” itself. I was so horrified that I walked away… now I wish that I had bought it just for the experiment.
I tried to google it, but couldn’t find any such thing… maybe I dreamed it.

September 15, 2008 01:53 PM
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Vanessa Contessa said...

WOW. Those are crazy. I’m sure I would have totally picked them up too out of sheer curiosity. Guilty pleasure? Oh which one to pick… today it would be peanut butter double stuffed Oreos. Those things are FANTASTIC.

September 15, 2008 01:57 PM
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candesintx said...

It just doesn’t seem right. You DO make them look good but not enough to buy them. THANKS for doing this for us. You are so brave.

Guilty pleasure… chocolate cake with ooey gooey fudge frosting. Gotta have it!

September 15, 2008 02:01 PM
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Carly said...

I couldn’t even count how many times I’ve seen that kit, and wanted to try it out of morbid curiosity!

E will be glad to know that someone else tried so I won’t have to – looks wise, they turned out pretty good. The icing might be the deal-breaker for me!

My guilty pleasure? frozen Twix bars

September 15, 2008 02:21 PM
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Shephalli said...

Awww. How cute. I will have to check these out the next time I am at a Kroger.

September 15, 2008 02:28 PM
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mommy2twindaughters said...

They did turn out cute, but seriously how much more time could it take to make the mix from a box? With that being said, I will probably buy it just to try it myself once because this household loves cupcakes! :)

September 15, 2008 02:29 PM
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wendy said...

aside from the dry looking frosting ..they don’t look bad! lol

guilty pleasure..peanut butter and banana sandwiches..

September 15, 2008 02:50 PM
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Suzanne said...

slice and bake cupcakes..that are actually good?! That’s awesome!
I’ll admit, I’m a pro-sugar cookie in a tuber gal. I think they taste much better than anything I could really come up with on my own!

September 15, 2008 03:02 PM
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Emily Rose said...

haha I have to laugh at this one because my husband’s birthday was yesterday and all he wanted was a strawberry cake…from a box mix!! I had already found a wonderful new recipe for his cake but all he wanted was box mix cake (something I’d never even had until I went to college). I have to admit that the cake was not bad- certainly not as good as homemade but not bad in a pinch!!

September 15, 2008 03:29 PM
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Pattty Treviño said...

wow, como no llegan esos productos a Mx … te quedaron estupendos, :)

September 15, 2008 03:36 PM
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Mia said...

sure wish i had one of those right about now. Yum.

September 15, 2008 04:05 PM
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The Waterside Novice Baker said...

I really wanted them to bomb too…ha! We’re so bad! I mean seriously…Kroger is messing with the sacred cupcake! I had the same feeling that I did the first time I saw the slices of peanut butter next to the sliced cheese when I started reading this post…it was a horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach! You know…like not all is right with the world?!?!? You did a great job with the presentation and should be rewarded! Because I am such a cupcake snob I will boycott this product but kudos to you, you’re so awesome!

September 15, 2008 04:29 PM
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Elizabeth said...

Sometimes I really need a cupcake. Just one. This might do the trick, if I could bake them one at a time. That’s what I do with the pre-made cookie dough.

I’m not fooling myself into thinking it’s a “real” cookie or cupcake though. But it will do the trick when a PMS fit hits.

September 15, 2008 04:31 PM
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Jaina said...

My guilty pleasure? I buy the break and bake or slice and bake cookie dough…and eat it raw. That stuff never actually sees the oven. And now I’m craving some. That is never good.

September 15, 2008 04:38 PM
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Anonymous said...

I just bought a medium bag of m&ms to top cupcake pops when I'm sure a small bag would have sufficed!
danielle@bakers-cakes.com

September 15, 2008 05:17 PM
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Dori said...

Things like this are created for the group of folks whose mother never taught them to cook. Kinda scary… My guilty pleasure, peanut butter cookies… Yummy…

September 15, 2008 05:30 PM
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CakeEater said...

Ok, I know there's a general "No way!" about the whole thing, but speaking as a time-pressed mom, I think they're great! Now don't get me wrong. My kid & I bake all kinds of goodies together – we frequently make scratch tortilla, breads, muffins, cakes…and dinner every night.
Anyhoo, you don't have the time or energy (and the mess afterwards?!) but want to spend a few precious moments with your kid in between school and bed. Kids love instant satisfaction, and doing it themselves. They store in your freezer, all ready to go – you don't have to make sure the ingredients/supplies are on hand. You don't have to supervise egg cracking, proper mixing. It's not like I'm going to sell them to my clients! I'm picking up a box or two next time I'm at the store! Thanks!

September 15, 2008 06:30 PM
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AJ said...

You have got to be kidding me. Here I thought the half a box of cake mix with the foil liners were bad. I so stand corrected.

Guilty pleasure, bacon and lots of it.

September 15, 2008 09:23 PM
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The Goodrich's said...

Ugh, those look pretty gross to me, especially the frosting! Just made cupcake pops for my daughter’s birthday…they were a huge hit!!! Thanks for the recipe!

September 15, 2008 10:13 PM
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Auli'i said...

Mine is frozen biscuits! I love fresh hot biscuits and I have the BEST recipe but sometimes I just don’t have the energy to make them from scratch so in comes the bag of frozen pillsbury biscuits. They are fantastic! I can make one or a dozen in about 20 min. Take out of bag place on cookie sheet and bake. Even easier than slice and bake! An even guiltier pleasure is making chocolate “gravy” out of nesquick to go on top. Yummy..I’m telling you my alter ego is an old southern grandmother. Paula Deen is my hero!

September 15, 2008 10:30 PM
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Cynde said...

They looked gross when you cut and put them in the paper liners. Like Pop open container rolls. The kind that are all greasy wierd. Thats all I could think of. What must be in them? It surely can’t be good for you. It takes no time to mix up a simple batter for cupcakes.

My guilty pleasure is Cake (white or Chocolate) layered with whipped cream and fresh berries. Yum!

September 15, 2008 10:58 PM
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Eliana@BYSE said...

looks good to me!

September 15, 2008 11:07 PM
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Bakerella said...

The B's – I've got to try this! Thanks!

Amber – Defintely!

gingela5 – I'm with you on that one.

mollie – It was for scientific purposes.

janel – thanks!

the projectivist – thanks. the sprinkles were the best part. They were very bright and colorful.

Amanda – I admit, I couldn't look at the ingredients. I was scared.

Kelli – you said it.

Gina – I can eat the heck out of some cookie dough!

Ceci – ny style is the best.

Becky – I'll have some too!

Reese & Lacey – I haven't tried that combo before. But sounds good to me.

Tanya – I don't think you'd want to eat this stuff raw… wierd texture.

Bria – I totally understand

sharyl – that's not evil, that's smart.

amber – I agree

Anna – I'm confident that yours are way better.

wan-nabe – I like your style.

LindaJ – Wow – never heard of those.

puglyfeet – Do you have Kroger in CA

Art of Dessert – ooohhh, I've just become friends with Nutella and wow, where has it been all my life.

Clumbsy Cookie – thanks, I won't tell anyone

Bobbie – yeah, we're wierd.

Min verden – glad you liked them.

Mevrouw Cupcake – I looove cake donuts.

Stella – Yeah, the cake was better than the frosting, which is still wierd to me.

Amanda – and i'm sure they were much better to boot.

Jennifer – you're not missing anything.

Michelle – yep!

Natalie – or both?!

Tammy (Mom to this crazy bunch) – Yes! you should.

Hautemama – good point! Actually, that's the best comment yet.

Vanessa Contessa – You're the second person. I must be missing out.

candesintx – I'm a sucker for anything chocolate.

Carly – now you don't have to bother.

Shephalli – Let me know.

mommy2twindaughters – it was an interesting experience.

wendy – the frosting wasn't dry, just a little pudding-like.

Suzanne – you might like these, then.

Emily Rose – they can be surprisingly good, especially if you add sour cream or pudding mix to them.

Pattty Treviño – Thanks, I think.

Mia – Really?

The Waterside Novice Baker – I had that same feeling when I first saw them.

Elizabeth – That's a really good idea.

Jaina – Me too!!!!!!!!

Anonymous – Unless you want all red ones, then you might need the big bag. And hey, at least you can eat all the rest.

Dori – or for men.

CakeEater – Good point. And kids would be all over this.

AJ – This was an eye opener for sure.

The Goodrich's – you're welcome.

Auli'i – I love them too. They are pretty good.

Cynde – sounds good to me

Eliana@BYSE – thanks

September 16, 2008 12:00 AM
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kira said...

omg i cant believe those worked!! wow! they actually look reallly good! lol

September 16, 2008 12:02 AM
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Judy said...

OMG I have not seen those but I am looking next time I go to the store. That is too funny!! I probably won’t buy them so I’m really glad you did. What will they think of next?

September 16, 2008 01:26 AM
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curlyheadedprincess said...

I don’t think 6 cupcakes could fulfill the needs of a “true” cupcake emergency. This refrigerator cupcake thing is too funny, and at the same time, so sad. What is the shelf/fridge life of that package of batter slabs?

September 16, 2008 02:41 AM
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curlyheadedprincess said...

Oh, and my guilty pleasure…
That would be the little plastic tub of tapioca pudding.

September 16, 2008 02:43 AM
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the Kargis Family said...

So I am just curious, did you eat any of the dough raw? I love uncooked cookie dough or cake batter. Just wondering if it tastes good uncooked.

September 16, 2008 03:29 AM
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Shannon said...

My guilty pleasure is canned frosting (rainbow chip is the best), eaten straight from the can. No utensils required, that’s what God gave us fingers for!

September 16, 2008 03:38 AM
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Robert and Tannya said...

I can’t handle it seriously. Half the fun of cupcakes is eating the batter. Yes, yes whatever raw egg blah blah blah. I bake so I can eat. They really don’t look bad. In fact they look darn cute, but alas, the batter. I just can’t do it.

September 16, 2008 06:37 AM
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D@nielle said...

This cracks me up as here i am (as a beginner) trying to figure out the what recipe for batter (from scratch) I like the best, weighing like crazy etc. and then you show me this … LOL. You do make everything look good, but I don’t think I would try it if they had it here in the Netherlands !

grts, D@nielle

September 16, 2008 07:04 AM
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Em said...

thanks for sharing,
are they full of artificial colours/flavours?? I reckon the orginials are always the best
:-)

September 16, 2008 09:22 AM
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Milwaukee Cupcake Queen said...

Guilty Pleasure: Refridgerated Orange Rolls.

September 16, 2008 01:21 PM
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bcg22 said...

Of course the very idea is a little scary, but at the same time… it’s a good idea. I used to love the “break and bake” cookie dough, so much that I just make my own recipe and roll it into logs, wrap it (or vacuum seal ) and keep it in the freezer. I still get the quick fix of cookies without the effort (thanks to my KitchenAid, I make 8 pounds of dough at a time). I can make them for guests, or just bake up a half dozen to get me through the day.

I will no doubt try to figure out a way to make some home made cupcakes in this manner though.. great.. who needs weekends anyway.

September 16, 2008 03:56 PM
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Maria said...

Oh wow, what will they come up with next. Thanks for testing them out!

September 16, 2008 07:12 PM
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Katrina said...

What WILL they think of next? And I feel guilty when I have to use a boxed mix! Who only ever needs six cupcakes? Guess you could just buy four packs of those and you’d be set for a kid party, etc. Or you could pay $1 for a box! Hmmm. Great find.

September 16, 2008 08:24 PM
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Ambitious said...

wow. you did make it look halfway decent but I wouldn’t want to bother with that one… =) Thanks for the beautiful pics!

Btw, do you have a favorite yellow cake recipe??

September 16, 2008 09:29 PM
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Bakerella said...

kira – me either. thanks.

Judy – I’m scared to ask.

curlyheadedprincess – you had me rolling. “batter slabs.” awesome.

curlyheadedprincess – i’ve never had any of that.

the Kargis Family – I didn’t. It looked to weird.

Shannon – go for it.

Robert and Tannya – I understand. I love to eat the batter, too.

D@nielle – I agree. stick with scratch.

Em – I was scared to look at the box, so not sure what’s inside.

Milwaukee Cupcake Queen – sounds interesting.

bcg22 – very resourceful. I may have to try that.

Maria – no problem

Katrina – you could.

Ambitious – now you don’t have to. I’m working on that. I have one to try soon that sounds promising.

September 17, 2008 12:20 AM
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MB said...

I saw these too and was totally skeptical. I’m glad you tested them out! I’m gonna buy some and put them in the freezer and mark “in case of cupcake emergency ONLY”!

September 17, 2008 01:11 AM
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Anonymous said...

I’m sorry but it looks like the company paid you to advertise their product …Could it be?
I’m sure not…

September 17, 2008 01:54 AM
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Bakerella said...

MB – funny!

Anonymous – Nope. Just thought the cupcake lovers would get a kick out of seeing these… the concept is so weird don’t you think..

September 17, 2008 02:42 AM
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CakeBelieve said...

Thanks for being the guinea pig on these. I had seen them in the store and just laughed it off like you…..love your pics and descriptions. I have made your cupcake pops and have raved about them on cakecentral. All the “cakies” there just love you.
Have you seen the new cake mixes that are a cupcake kit? It makes 1 dozen cupcakes and comes with the mix and the wrappers that don’t require a cupcake pan! Not for me….but I guess someone can use them.
Thanks for sharing all your ideas..love your blog! Keep it coming!

September 17, 2008 02:59 AM
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Jennifer said...

Gee, what will they come up with next! Seems like every time we turn around that there is something new out there to try. Your pictures were great!

September 17, 2008 01:30 PM
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ilse said...

I want them too! So easy to make (I think). But I’m afraid I can’t buy them in Holland.. :(

September 17, 2008 02:42 PM
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Anonymous said...

Have you noticed that all the folks from other countries, don’t have all the crappy food “products” like we do? Hmmm…
danielle

September 17, 2008 02:59 PM
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Indigo said...

This just baffles me. What is the point? You might as well buy ready-made cupcakes rather than effectively pretending to bake your own; this just seems so pointless!

September 17, 2008 09:51 PM
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Atticelf said...

I can’t believe it. Those looked so gross, when you sliced them. You did end up with a decent-looking product though. I forget who said it, but I’m in total agreement that there must be some funky stuff in there. I’ll stick with homemade, but thank you for being the tester!

My guilty pleasure is ice cream – Cappucino Heath Bar to be exact. Mmmmm…..

Julie

September 17, 2008 10:26 PM
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Cakespy said...

I’d totally make these, and eat them with 7-11 hot chocolate! (YEAH!)

September 18, 2008 05:24 AM
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Jess said...

HI there,
I was wondering if I would be able to use some of these pictures in a cupcake blog on live journal?

September 18, 2008 05:30 PM
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Pumpkin said...

I’m really not sure how to feel about these, though it is handy that the kit comes with everything you need. Honestly, I really only buy cookie dough when my intention is to just eat raw dough…

My guilty pleasure are chocolate chip cookies with icing- like the cookies at the mall or yo-yo cookies. Yum!

September 18, 2008 08:24 PM
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allison said...

I saw these at Target in MN this summer. I walked back to the display 3 times to read the box and then had to call people to discuss it. Thanks for trying them out. I couldn’t bring myself to do that.
I have trouble with all of the almost-instant cooking and baking things that are available now (no, I’m not a scratch-only fanatic)…ready-to-bake brownies being the worst until I found these. Come on, people…crack an egg, measure water, and stir with a spoon. It’s really not hard!
Thanks again…great post!

September 19, 2008 05:39 AM
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Broken China Treasures said...

Slice and bake cupcakes – what will they think of next??? Haha, how funny! I love your blog and learn a lot but, I must admit~~I’m not a real cupcake fan~~ ok, ok, don’t ban me, it’s just that my favorite part of a cake is the icing and the icing to cake ratio on a cupcake just isn’t quite right (for me, at least). In fact, when I make a cake (usually yellow cake w/chocolate fudge icing – yes, from a box and can) I make three layers and use 2 canisters frosting …… perfect icing to cake ratio!!!!

Keep up the great blogging!!

September 19, 2008 12:36 PM
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Sofiaa said...

They look amazing! I think I will do it myself. / Sofia

September 19, 2008 02:35 PM
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hopecoffeeandmelody said...

you made that scary frosting actually look good

September 19, 2008 06:39 PM
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elizabeth said...

Aahh!!! Those commercials that say: Hey, spend time with you kids, make cookies, then show some kid breaking off a chunk of goo and placing it on a sheet make me want to VOMIT!
Now, I’m a box-mix girl when it comes to cakes for the most part, but for crying out loud! Slicing cupcakes? How terrible can this country get? Thank God there are still purists like you.
If you really don’t have time to measure oil and whatnot, you can just add a can of diet soda to the mix and call it a day.

September 19, 2008 07:54 PM
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Bakerella said...

CakeBelieve – I haven’t seen that one. Tell all the cakies I said hi

Jennifer – thank you

ilse – just stick with homemade.

Anonymous – I know. they’re better off.

Indigo – could be fun for kids, though.

Atticelf – glad to save you the trouble.

Cakespy – that’s what I like to hear. Convenient store cuisine.

Jess – which pics?

Pumpkin – stick with cookie dough if you want to eat it raw. I didn’t like these in the uncooked stage. too weird.

allison – you’re welcome.

Broken China Treasures – absolutely nothing wrong with that.

Sofiaa – happy slicing.

hopecoffeeandmelody – it was tough, too.

elizabeth – and, I think kids like to bake. At least my niece does. Adding all the ingredients together is fun.

September 20, 2008 02:29 AM
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Saucy said...

I shamelessly blogged a cookie recipe using a cake mix yesterday. Too quick, too easy, too chewy and gooey and yummy.

September 20, 2008 05:24 AM
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Olivia Carter said...

Guilty Pleasure is eating the instat store bought cookie dough out of the tube. Mmmmm… Yummy!

September 20, 2008 06:17 PM
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Bakerella said...

saucy – I’ve made red velvet cookies from a mix before and they were pretty good.

olicia carter – I’m right there with ya!

September 20, 2008 11:43 PM
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Anonymous said...

bakerella, i would love to see your spin on this:
3 min Choc Cake in Coffee Mug
4 T Cake Flour
4 T Sugar
2 T Cocoa
3 T Choc Chips, nuts optional
1 egg
3 T milk
3 T oil
Mix flour, sugar and Cocoa
Spoon in 1 egg
Pour in Milk and Oil and mix well
Cook 3 minutes in microwave
Serve with whipped cream

September 21, 2008 08:55 PM
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Bakerella said...

Sounds fun.
I’ll try it.

September 23, 2008 12:35 AM
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sarah @ Sweet Endeavors said...

my guilty pleasure is blueberry muffins from the box (the one with the little can of blueberries) But I HAVE to eat them with Blue Bonnet butter…a big ole slab of butter. *drools*

September 23, 2008 08:27 PM
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Kim said...

Wow..dont know if I should be horrified or not..those are kind of awesome:)!
My favorite werid yuck think is a cake mix mixed with pudding and milk and dumped in a pan…baked with choc. chips on top..ew but terrific!

September 24, 2008 12:40 AM
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Bakerella said...

sarah @ Sweet Endeavors – ooh, I love it that way, too!

Kim – sounds good to me.

September 25, 2008 04:16 AM
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The Zeerip's said...

Maybe in an emergency~ $2.99 for only 6 cupcakes!! Thats way too much! I have never seen them in stores! Now i’m at least going to look!! Thanks for your blog ~

My guilty pleasure is cookie dough. And it really freaks my hubby out!

September 25, 2008 01:56 PM
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Kathy said...

Thanks for posting this! I’ve seen these at my local Kroger and have been tempted to buy them – for the kids!!! ;) I might have to do it now when I’m in a pinch!!!

October 8, 2008 08:27 PM
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Do Not Disturb said...

I want to see these for myself, oooh drat why did I leave Virgina!!!! No Kroger here! Yes we can get Kroger product but not these! Drat, drat, drat!

October 10, 2008 07:52 PM
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Bakerella said...

The Zeerip’s – thanks

Kathy – They would probably think it’s cool.

Do Not Disturb – no big loss.

October 13, 2008 02:32 AM
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CityMouse said...

These would never make it too y oven, I’d probably eat them straight from the tube.

October 14, 2008 02:24 AM
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