10.01.2011

Brownie Cupcakes & Bake Sales


At UA, I'm in the English Honor Society called Sigma Tau Delta. I learned after I was inducted that they do a lot of bake sales to raise money for the literary Journal, Dewpoint. Needless to say, I have been waiting for a bake sale all semester and we finally had one this past week!

I decided to make brownies because they would be easy to wrap up and carry in a bag across campus. But my brownie pan was dirty, so I used cupcake pans instead. Then they looked like cupcakes, so I made frosting too.


I don't usually make frosting for brownies because I really love the cracked and flakey look they have. But I came across a recipe on FoodGawker or Pinterst, I don't remember which one.  But it's from a blog called Heidi Bakes, so check it out!

Frosting:
1 stick butter, melted
4 cups powdered sugar
½ cup baking cocoa
½ cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract


The frosting might seem thin at first, but it gets thicker and is almost fudgey after it sits for a while. I like this frosting so much that I'll probably use it with all the brownies I make from now on.

For the brownies, I just used a box mix. Actually I used two box mixes and doubled the water, oil, and eggs.


The bake sale was really fun and I'm glad I got to meet some other people in Sigma Tau Delta because I only knew one person at the beginning of the semester. I can't wait until we have another one! I already know I'm going to make a couple different things. I wish I had some pictures of the other baked goods that were there, but I'll do that next time for sure!

2 comments:

  1. These look awesome and I like the big photos. I have finished off both of the peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes you left for me. Much better than what we had at Gigi's

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  2. All I have to say is that they are lucky they have you in Sigma Tau Delta.

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