So, your manager (or someone else in your designated place of employment) is having a birthday. The office is bringing a potluck lunch. What should you bring? CUPCAKES!!! Not only are these yummy treats a great portion control snack when you inevitably sneak one on your drive in, they are also super easy and fun!
Step 1: Gather all necessary ingredients. Needed: Cake mix, 3 eggs, 1 cup water, 2/3 cup oil. Store brands are acceptable. As are regular brands. I happen to have a small budget though.
Step 2: Mix all aforementioned ingredients until concoction is smooth.
Step 3: Prepare cupcake mix in cupcake pan. Fill the paper cup half full for cupcakes that look like mine. Fill the paper cup 2/3 full for bigger cupcakes. I like to spray the inside of the paper liners for an easy removal.
Step 4: Bake soon to be delicious goodness in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes. Test 'doneness' by poking the center cupcake with a knife. If the knife comes out smoothly (aka no batter on the knife) then the cupcakes are done.
Step 5: Let Cool.
Step 6. Add sugar. I mean icing. Which is made out of sugar. Anyway, add LOTS of it. Please note that the brand name icing may or may not have been on super sale.
Step 7: Decorate cupcakes with Happy Sprinkles! (as if anyone could eat a delicious cupcake and not be happy!)