Cupcakes for Basketball

So I decided to make some cupcakes for my basketball team and for my homeroom class for tomorrow.  I decided I wanted to decorate them as well.  In the spirit of wrapping up our basketball season I decided to make basketball cupcakes.  It was an arduous task but I had a lot of fun and I found that I really enjoyed doing the decorating.  It's not surprising really since I love baking, but I didn't think I would like it as much as I did.

So I had initially set out to make everything from scratch.  Cupcakes and all but after some careful consideration I decided that cupcakes from a box mix would be simpler.  So out Adrian went to get me some cake mixes (seriously I usually do everything from scratch so we have no cake mixes in the house) and a block of cream cheese.  I always feel that boxed cake mixes can be improved upon and that's exactly what I did.

I made a cream cheese icing mixture and injected it into each of the cupcakes.  Kind of like a hoho cupcake, or a dingdong cupcake.  You know those cupcakes that will still be around in 1000 years because of all the preservatives in them.  But I guarantee mine is tastier!!

After the baking was done I made my butter cream icing.  I made the decorater's icing with meringue powder I added orange food colouring to one bowl and smaller bowl I added green food colouring.  I then decorated the cupcakes and this is the way they turned out. 


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