angel food cupcakes

Saucy usually has her stuff together but this week, she didn't. It was The Fan's birthday on Wednesday and Saucy had the family over on Monday for birthday dinner (homemade lasagna... mmm...).

She made the mistake of asking Snooks and Loopy to run to the store for an angel food cake mix - time was of the essence and there was a cheer practice later that afternoon. She planned to bake up mini angel food cakes in these sturdy, upright paper cups.

Well, you can see that she did it, but when she tells you this was the nicest looking one of the lot, she's not lying. She waited AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME for the girls to return with the cake mix BECAUSE THEY WERE LOLLYGAGGING AND GADABOUTING AND TRAPSING through the aisles of the grocery store.

*insert nagging mother voice here*

By the time they returned with the mix, Saucy whipped it up, scooped it, and set the tray in the oven. When it was time to leave for practice, they were just not quite finished. You know how angel food bakes up - super high. Well, they were super high. Until Saucy turned the oven off and left for Cheerio practice, leaving them to... uh... finish.

For the record, they finished. They didn't burn and they weren't overcooked, but they sure as hell weren't pretty. Saucy used a long pastry filling tip and squirted the middle with lemon filling and topped them with whipped cream.

A pastry bag filled with whipped cream: it hides almost all imperfections. This week, it saved the day.


Mom Taxi Julie said...

I bet they were still delicious and they still look fantastic to me!

Pepper said...

Looks yummy anyway!!

Loopy said...


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I love angel cake in any way, shape or form!

the treat girl said...

Yep, you had me at cupcakes and topped with whipped cream :)