I hope y’all had a wonderful weekend!  We did a whole bunch of nothing.  Well, I did nothing and Vishnu studied.  It was kind of awesome…for me at least.  I have a feeling the coming months are going to be super busy, so I’m trying to soak in the nothingness while it lasts. 

When I say I did nothing, I don’t mean I sat on my butt and watched TV all weekend (although that would’ve been nice).  I cleaned, prepped my tax paperwork, made snacks for the week ahead, and baked cupcakes.

Let’s focus on the best part of that last sentence – cupcakes.  As y’all know, I have a HUGE sweet tooth.  It’s insane.  So when Ready. Set. Cupcake! contacted me a couple of weeks ago to try a sample of their frozen cake batter and buttercream frosting, I was more than willing to oblige! 

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Ready. Set. Cupcake! is a neat, fun, convenient way to bake delicious desserts.  As I mentioned, the cake batter and buttercream come frozen.  When you’re ready to bake, you defrost both for 30 minutes, pipe the cake batter directly into your muffin tins, bake, cool, and frost.  I didn’t have to use a single bowl or spatula.  And I loved that aspect of this product because I hate having to wash measuring cups/spoons, spatulas, multiple bowls, etc.  That’s why, if you’ve noticed, when I make my own desserts, I stick to very simple things that don’t require much in the way of utensils.  I don’t have the patience for it!

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Also, I love that you can customize your desserts.  For example, I turned a plain chocolate cupcake with vanilla icing into a chocolate peanut butter cupcake.  All I had to do was knead 1/4 cup of peanut butter into the vanilla icing until incorporated.  Voila – from plain to peanut butter.  Just like that.

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And while these may not be healthy in the “I can eat as many as I want” kind of way, the product line is all natural and free of preservatives, trans-fats, and hydrogenated oils.  Not too shabby!

Even Vishnu joined in on the fun!

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Honestly, Vishnu and I were both a little skeptical about how these would taste.  Frozen batter and frosting!?  Ick!  Well, I am happy to report that our instincts were wrong.  We loved the final product!  The cupcake was rich, a little dense, and perfectly sweet.  The peanut butter frosting was amazing!  And that’s saying a lot because I’m not a frosting person and neither is Vishnu.  It was sweet, creamy, and thick.  I could swim in this stuff!

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So while you do end up with a delicious little treat, there are a few potential drawbacks.  At this time, Ready. Set. Cupcake! is only available at Whole Food Markets in the Florida region.  I’m hoping this changes soon.  Also, this product isn’t cheap.  I think it retails for about $7.  This is probably something I wouldn’t buy on a regular basis.  However, I think it’s a great option if you’re looking for a quick, no frills, semi-homemade dessert that tastes decadent and delicious.  And finally, since I didn’t have a mini muffin tin, I baked my cupcakes in a regular sized one.  According to the package, you should be able to get 24 mini cupcakes out of one bag.  I figured 24 minis equaled 12 regulars.  Not so much.  I was only able to make six regular sized cupcakes.  Kind of a bummer!  Hey, at least they still tasted great!

Well, my friends, I hope this coming week has some sweet treats in store for you!  Have a great Monday.

What do you think of the Ready. Set. Cupcakes! concept? 

By Parita

17 thoughts on “Ready. Set. Cupcake!”
  1. Er yum! And peanut butter frosting? You are a girl of my own heart, P! I do love the frosting differences between yours and Vishnu’s cupcakes haha! Baked goods are one of the few foods which I prefer ready mixes over homemade and if I was in a time crunch, I would definitely try out Ready. Set. Cupcake. Especially in this generation where every minute seems to count and we are all about convenience, I think it’s a great concept!

  2. It’s definitely a cool concept, but yeah, I’m with you – probably not the best option for all the time. It’s a very neat idea though! I like that you added your own flavor combos to it!

  3. I really liked the idea of it – if you are short of time, not want to wash dishes but want to be a super amazing host not worried about spending little extra $$ – definitely. Customizing the frosting is also a pretty neat & given the no preservatives, trans fat – I love it but its probably not a good idea for me to have it around. Have a great weekend…

  4. wow.. you learn something new every week. i would love to try these out, will look for them at whole foods and check out the fat content. i usually do have the patience to bake, so i never mind baked from scratch. 🙂 Glad you had a great weekend P. When are you planning Playa? So it’ll be before turks? it’s so fun and pretty.. you’ll love it.

  5. Tax work took up my entire day today…ridiculous. Glad that’s out of the way though, hope yours is too!

    Cupcakes are a great way to make tax season tolerable. These look delicious.

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