Anyway, for Little One's birthday this year I simply baked chocolate cupcakes from a mix. The only change I made was to use brewed coffee instead of the water called for by the box directions. For frosting I used Cool Whip, since I wanted something light and easy. The fun part was making the decorations!
I poured about 1/2 cup of semisweet chocolate chips into a zip top sandwich bag, sealed it, and laid it flat in the microwave. I heated the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time at 50% power until the chips were just melted, massaging the bag in between cycles. Snipping off a tiny corner of the bag, I piped shapes onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
|The birthday girl's cupcake, with her first initial and sprinkles!|
|I think she liked it!|