Pipe Dream #279: To Chop ‘Em Off – Sparkler Vehicles

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This post is less about the recipe, and more about creating a cutesy vehicle to get more party in your life. The nut graf of this blog post is: Make more cupcakes so you can light more sparklers. It don’t matter if they’re fancy.

But to sum up:

You can find the recipe for the glazed muffins here. Chocolate peanut butter banana based on my roomie’s no-fail banana bread recipe.

For the cupcakes, I used some leftover batter from a layer cake I made using this recipe. As cupcakes, this batter wasn’t great. While this cake is amaze  as a layer cake (so dense, so moist), the cupcake version didn’t have pretty, domed tops. So I cut them off. The tops.

Haha, so many applications for this strategy of life that I just thought of. Hair frizzing out? Shave it all off. Toenails no longer prettily polished? Chop ’em.  Woops, sorry. A little seck for a Tuesday.

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The fudge frosting was a small batch of this rich Hershey’s recipe, which I discovered in college.

The peanut butter frosting was from AllRecipes. I swapped in half and half for the milk, and the frosting split. I couldn’t get it to come back together, and I was too lazy to try for very long. It tasted like the best peanut butter frosting you ever had that wasn’t this frosting, which is the actual best peanut butter frosting, though.

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These cupcakes (or these, remember?) would be perfect for Fourth of July, no? Especially with sprinkles and sparklers. Sprinkles and Sparklers should be the new name of this blog.

Party on. Excellent.



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