Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sweet Success!

The other day a man walks up to our old fashioned penny candy counter....

He asks, "Do you have any fruit slices?".
I reply, "Of course!"
At first he says that he would like 12 of them......
On second thought, make that 24.
I think that's an unusually large order of one type of candy.
I ask, "What are you going to do with all these?"

It appears he has been sent in by his wife
who is at home making butterfly cupcakes.
Ooh, those sound pretty! So I googled the idea and found them!
They require 2 fruit slices (halved), 1/2 gummy worm, and shoestring licorice antenna.

The next day, I mention it to our very talented Barbara,
and she comes up with a dragonfly big enough for the top of a cake!
So I baked a cake!

Obviously, it does not require a baking school degree,
it's just fun, and did I say easy???????
This is a great idea for kids to make!

Oh, and by the way, some of the calories have been removed.....
I made this cake with a packaged cake mix and a can of solid pumpkin!
And you can't tell the difference!
And it is low fat and low calorie, if you don't add the frosting or candy!
Here is a recipe for cupcakes (only 3 points per on the WW program!)

1 box devils food cake mix
1 can (15 oz) solid pack pumpkin
Mix together.
Do not add anything else that is mentioned on the box.
It only takes these 2 ingredients.
That's all. Mixture will be very thick (and you will be tempted to add something, but don't.) Place in muffin tins, sprayed with non stick spray.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes.
This makes 12 muffins.
1 Muffin is 180 calories, 2.5 G fat, 37 carbs, 2.5 G fiber, 2.5 G protein = 3 WW points

1 comment:

Jacinda said...

These are Ca-UTE! Perfect for Easter! So spring-y!