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Girl Gourmet cupcake maker

Last post Fri, Aug 28 2009 3:10 PM by thyme2save. 5 replies.
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  • Sun, Jan 4 2009 11:59 AM

    Girl Gourmet cupcake maker

    DD got one of these for Christmas and it comes with 8 cupcake mixes and 8 icing mixes.  You "bake" the cupcakes in the microwave in 30 seconds and then the decorator helps you spin the icing on in a pretty way.  Oh, you mix the icing, too.  It got good reviews and it's definately a very cool toy!

    Here's the problem: the refills for more cupcake mixes (with an equal number of icing mixes) comes out to a MINIMUM of $3.58/cupcake (plus s&h).  NO FREAKIN' WAY!!!  I can whip up a batch of 24 cupcakes with icing and sprinkles for the cost of 1 of their cupcakes.  I know I could easily make a dozen cupcakes and just buy a tub of icing for $1 and let DD doing the decorating.  That's definately a much better alternative.

    However, if you have heard of or can find a recipe online (I've been looking, but no luck so far) on how to do individual cupcakes, please let me know.  I was hoping to find a recipe online that let me mix a batch of dry mix that I could just take, I don't know, 2 scoops of dry mix with a scoop of water and make something similar.  This way we don't have to make a full batch of cupcakes each time.  (Of course, I could always freeze cupcakes and we could just thaw and decorate what we want every other week or so....)  All I know is that I'm not paying $3.58/cupcake (plus s&h).  That's just beyond highway robbery....

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  • Sun, Jan 4 2009 12:55 PM In reply to

    Re: Girl Gourmet cupcake maker

    Try "recipezaar.com"  they have thousands of recipes posted.  I would suggest a search under "easy bake oven" that might get you what you are searching for.

  • Sun, Jan 4 2009 1:29 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Girl Gourmet cupcake maker

    Easy Bake Oven Quick Cake Mix

    3 tablespoons cake mix (Betty Crocker, Duncan Hines, Jiffy)
    1-1/4 Tablespoons water

    Blend cake mix and 1 tablespoon water - make sure not to add too much water. You want a traditional cake batter consistency. Pour batter into greased and floured toy cake pan. Bake as directed.

    White Frosting Mix
    2 cups powdered sugar -- sifted
    3 tablespoons instant nonfat milk powder 6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
    In a medium bowl, combine powdered sugar and milk powder. Stir with a wire whisk to blend. With a pastry blender cut in shortening. Spoon about 1/3 cup of mixture into each of 8 small bags. Seal tightly. Makes 8 packages. For chocolate frosting, add 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa.
    To use: Combine 1 package of the above mix plus 3/4 teaspoon water in a small bowl. Stir well with a spoon until smooth and creamy. Makes about 1/4 cup frosting. A drop or two of vanilla may be added if desired.

    Brownies
    2 1/2 T. sugar
    1 t. oil
    1/8 t. vanilla extract
    4 t. chocolate syrup
    2 1/2 T. flour
    Sir together sugar, oil, vanilla, chocolate and flour until the batter is smooth. Pour batter into greased and floured pan. Bake 15 minutes.

    Chocolate Cake
    6 teaspoons flour
    4 teaspoons sugar
    1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa
    3/4 teaspoon shortening
    1 pinch salt
    6 teaspoons milk
    Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cocoa, shortening and salt. Add milk and stir until smooth. Pour into greased baking pan that comes with the toy oven. Bake for 12 to15 minutes. If you want white cake, omit the cocoa and add a drop or two of vanilla with the milk. Makes 1 serving.

    Gayla

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  • Sun, Jan 4 2009 8:36 PM In reply to

    Re: Girl Gourmet cupcake maker

     A friend of mine gave me this recipe for my son to make cupcakes by hisself.

    CINNAMON CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES

    3/4 c. flour
    1/2 c. sugar
    2 tbsp. cocoa
    1/2 tsp. soda
    1/2 tsp. cinnamon
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/2 c. water
    1/4 c. vegetable oil
    1 1/2 tsp. vinegar
    1/2 tsp. vanilla

    Combine first 6 ingredients; mix well. Add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Place paper liners in microwaveable cupcake pan or custard cups. Fill cups half full with batter. Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until surface is almost dry, giving plate a half turn at 1 minute intervals. Yield 10 cupcakes.

    I can't help with the frosting we just used a glaze on them.

    cyn

  • Fri, Aug 28 2009 3:02 PM In reply to

    • kelci204
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    Re: Girl Gourmet cupcake maker

    but how do you make the girl gourmet cupcakes, I lost the ingrediant thing???

    Kelci
  • Fri, Aug 28 2009 3:10 PM In reply to

    Re: Girl Gourmet cupcake maker

    Have you read Martha Stewart's Cupcakes?

    Good ideas in the book.

    thyme2save
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