I had originally planned out an intricate device with toothpicks jutting inward from all the inner surfaces of a box to stab a cupcake into place and prevent frosting from smearing all over the place during shipment. A friend informed me that this was a terrible idea because x-ray machines would see it as a bomb. That might be true...
|the cupcake that never got mailed...|
I have a weakness for vanilla cupcakes, and I am always looking to find a perfect vanilla cake. I think I'm getting there:
1 + 1/4 c sugar
1 stick of butter
1-2 tsp vanilla
2 c flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 c milk
Preheat oven to 350º F
-Combine the butter and sugar and mix well for about 3 minutes
-Add the vanilla
-Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition
-In a separate bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, and salt.
-Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture in about 3 segments, alternating with the milk and mixing ingredients well between each addition
-Bake for about 15-20 minutes
To bake in jars: fill jars halfway, and bake for about 10-15 minutes. The cake will rise to about the top of the jar, and you may have to cut some of the tops off in order to have room for icing (some for you too!) Ice the cakes as usual, screw the tops back on, place in a box and send them on their way!