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A True Challenge

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So the Cupcake Hero theme ingredient this month was melon..that's right...melon. I don't usually think melon and cake. I usually think...melon and Angelina Jolie...why? Well..b/c when I eat cantaloupe my lips swell...and oh how I miss sweet juicy cantaloupe with salt in the summertime...ahhh...but alas... I wasn't sure how it would fit into food...so I searched on the internet a bit..and found that alot of places team up cantaloupe and blueberry...and I asked a guy that I worked with (and a resident foodie) what he thought..and this is what the combined minds concocted. Blueberry cupcakes with Cantaloupe Cream Cheese Frosting: First the cake: 2 1/2 cups flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1/2 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup blueberries combine dry, add wet, fold in blueberries, put in your cup liners, bake at 350 degrees. My big cupcakes had to bake about 22-25 minutes. My mini cuppies had to bake about 12-15. Co…

in mother Russia...

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Lately..I'll admit it..I've been drinking a bit...but not to excess and not irresponsibly. My current favorite drink...The White Russian. Kahlua, Vodka, half and half on ice..it's the perfect ending to a hard day! But what is better than a drink? A cupcake!!! So.....I present to you...The White Russian cuppie! The cake part: 1 box white cake mix 1 small box vanilla pudding mix (I used instant) 4 eggs 1 cup vegetable oil 3/4 cup water 1/4 cup vodka 1/4 cup Kahlua You know the drill for cupcakes...line your cup-tin, fill 1/2 full, bake at 350...I baked them about 20-25 minutes (or until my butter knife came out clean). This made about 40 cups for me. Once cooled... The syrup part: 1 cup of sugar 1/2 stick of butter 1/4 cup water 2 tbl Vodka 2 tbl Kahlua Combine in sauce pan sugar,butter, and water-and bring to low bubble over medium heat. Take off the heat and add vodka and Kahlua and mix in. At this point I put my syrup in a 4 cup measure for easy pouring. Once you…