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Friday, February 3, 2012

Please don't slap me....

 I just can't seem to get FINISHED  with
CUP CAKES and CUP CAKE wrappers.

Maybe it's the time of year...
ROMANCE is all around us in many different forms.....and ONE of the forms is
CUP CAKES.........
O YES....we ALL love 'em....! 

So, this morning when I got up and found a luscious WHITE CAKE MIX in my pantry, I thought about
one of my favorite things in the whole, wide, entire world.
 ...and of COURSE I used some pretty wrappers on my 
with WHITE cake and FUDGE frosting....
No matter how hard I try, several of my cupcakes end up OVERFLOWING...
I suppose when you have lived as long as I, you have so so many memories.....tied into just about everything you do.

...girlfriends and I, thru the years, made this entire room full of CUPCAKES.....
I seldom look at a cupcake that I don't hear 
giggles and whispers....talks of the cutest boy in class....
the fact that HE asked ME to the party........
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
AND FUDGE.....O....FUDGE does indeed bring back so many memories. It is just amazing that my mind can flood with so many pictures, sounds, smells EVERY TIME I see or even think of

It can be in CANDY form....or ICING.
Even as a young child, I LOVED powdered cocoa and sugar, mixed together and eaten like......snuff, I guess. I loved the flavor then....still do. I nearly choked to death on the dry powdery stuff..:))

My favorite cake as a youngster was a white cake with fudge brother loved chocolate with white icing.

Fudge Frosting: (COOKS.COM)
2 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; stir in milk. Add butter; bring to a boil. Cover and cook over medium heat 2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Beat at medium speed of an electric mixer until spreading consistency.Yields 2 1/4 cups.

Loving the fudge like I do, I HAD to frost a few of these delicious morsels with
The rest of the unfrosted ones went into the freezer..... be taken out on the morning of the SUPER BOWL party, and frosted.

My little tiny red pan, mostly for cooking
CHOCOLATE FUDGE goodness, fit for
a CUTIE plate....from the Dollar Store, the best I remember..
this cupcake is a lot fancier than mine ended up being.
Let's face it.....I just don't do FANCY very well.
MINE look a little MESSY....
OK.....a LOT messy....all that thick, warm chocolate, spilling out into the plate...onto the 
pretty wrapper....
 Maybe I can "make them prettier" when I frost the ones I am 
taking to the SUPER BOWL PARTY for all my sweet friends to enjoy......I'll  try !!

I truly LOVE all my friends so much and it really does MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND.....


Debbiedoo's said...

Oh snap, those look good Bj. I don't hate you , but I do want a cupcake now, overflowing and all. I assume you fillem up to high LOL.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Goodness me oh my those look sooooo good. Yep, I come over here and gain ten pounds just by looking.

Honey at 2805 said...

I'm willing to help eat!

White Door Cream Puff said...

YUMMY! I love your blog so much that it always makes me smile--it sure is the time of year of happy hearts, friends, family and cupcakes!! hee-hee PS-okay, that frosting is divine looking :) ox

Susy said...

Cupcake envy. Yesterday hubby and I passed a cupcake store (we have those here) and I asked if he wanted to stop. He said yes, but kept walking. Humph!

Vee said...

Hmmm, I do love a white cake with chocolate frosting... I have to use my cookie scoop for cupcakes or I have overflowing cups, too. But what's better...perfection or a lot of delicious cake?

Sarah said...

Oh, BJ. I've been on a chocolate high all week, but this post is making me grab a piece of chocolate this very moment. These look so good! This is a cute post. I can just see you in the pretty kitchen baking up cup cakes! Stop by for some chocolate at my place. I think you'll like what I'm serving. ;-)
~ Sarah

Linda Chapman said...

Yummmmmm!!! White cake and fudge frosting! THANK YOU for the recipe!
I have not made real cupcakes in a long time!

NanaDiana said...

Oh Yum! My favorite cake was the same as yours when I was a kid. A moist white cake with fudgy chocolate frosting. Wonderful post! xo Diana

Neabear said...

Looks luscious!! Ummmm delicious! Just downright yummy! Love that cake plate too. Perfect for cupcakes with frosting that runs over!


Patsy said...

These cupcakes look so good. I love the overflowing fudge icing! I am a new follower. Patsy

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I think the overflow of chocolate is just about perfect. I'll tell you a secret...shhhh.....the cupcake is just the carrier for the frosting. And if you have the canned can dip into it, and have a bit of extra on your cupcake...but remember...that is our secret!!

Love Of Quilts said...

Yummy looking!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The cupcakes look great BJ! The papers are really pretty and I'm sure everyone will love them-have fun:@)

Debbie said...

They are definitely pretty enough for me, BJ. I think they look absolutely divine with the fudge all pouring down around them.

Madeline's Album said...

I love the plate with the cupcake design. Your cupcakes look delicious and how I wish I could have one right now. Have a blessed day. Madeline

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh these look soooooooooo good and I am trying so hard to loose some weight. Hugs, marty

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

More cupcakes?



OK OK! You are taking them to a Super Bowl party. I guess we will *forgive* you. -gigggles-

I too have to make a dessert to bring next door, for weekly Sun. dinner and Super Bowl gathering. :-)

Home-made-Fudge! Oh what a memory! Oh yes! Ohhhh sigh!!! Oh pout cause I can't have it anymore. Hmmmmmm.... Now I am comin'-after-you, "BJ"!!! ,-)))))

"Nothing is so fatiguing
as the eternal hanging on
of an uncompleted task."


Marti McClure said...

The cupcakes look simply delish! Happy Pink Saturday! ~Marti

Beth said...

I love that chocolate icing. I make a Texas sheet cake which has an icing you cook up on the stove (very similar to yours), then add powdered sugar and beat. Very yummy!
Blessings, Beth
p.s. What about losing followers list? Will the blogs I follow still be there in my Google Reader? AAAAAHHHHH, something else to worry about! If you can clue me in on where I can read more about it that'd be awesome.

thistlewoodfarm said...


You rock! I love all the inspiration....and I just signed up on as your newest linky follower.


Sall's Country Life said...

Those cupcakes look divine and worth every calorie I'm sure! This post is pure sweetness,mmmm!

Shelia said...

Hi BJness! Yummy, these look so delicious! Now I love the fudge frosting pouring over the sides. I'd just take my tiny finger and take care of it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pondside said...

Oooh those look good!
Yesterday I went cake testing with my daughter - for her wedding cake. That was a new experience! All the samples were tiny cupcakes.


Oh my lord, those look sooo good! I'm on a diet for a month now and lost 6 pounds, but this is making me gain them back, I'm just drooling, wish I was eating them like you, with no remorse!! Great and fun post as always Sweet BJ! Love,

Lounging with a Latte said...

I love those cupcake holders, they're so pretty. Your cupcakes look lovely, doesn't matter they have choc running down them,all the more inviting! I could do with one now with my coffee!

Gabriela Delworth said...


Love cupcake liners and those cupcakes look so yummy!


On Crooked Creek said...

Those cupcakes do look yummy!

Beverly said...

Does this mean if I knock on your door you will give me a cupcake and cup of coffee? Pretty please.♥

Happy Pink Saturday, sweet friend.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I just plain swooned when I saw that chocolate dripping of that cupcake..SWOONED I tell you!!!