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Old 09-11-2004, 08:57 AM
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Lightbulb gift cake in a mug

Theme Cupcake in a Mug

MIX:
1 Cake mix - any flavor
1 (4 serving size)Instant pudding mix (not sugar-free)AnyFlavor

FLAVORS Good cake mix/pudding mix combinations are;
Lemon cake Mix and lemon pudding
yellow cake mix and chocolate pudding (excellent)
devils food cake mix and choc. pudding
pineapple cake mix and coconut cream pudding
butterscotch cake mix and butterscotch pudding
Experiment with other combinations!

Place dry cake mix and pudding mix into a large bowl and blend well. This will be about 4 - 4 1/2 cups dry mix and will make 8-9 coffe cup cake mixes.

Place 1/2 cup dry mix into a sandwich bag. Place mix into a corner of the bag and tie it there with a twist tie.

Continue making packets until all mix is used.

Use "Glaze" recipe to make appropriate glaze mix for the flavor of cake mix you chose.

GLAZE
1/3 cup powdered sugar 1 1/2 tsp.dry flavoring*

*Dry flavoring = powdered lemonade mix (not sugar free), powdered orange breakfast drink, cocoa powder

select the flavoring appropriate to hte cake you are making. Lemon or orange glaze for lemon cake, cocoa glaze for the ones with choc.pudding. For vanilla glaze use dry vanilla powder (sold with the coffee flavorings) or just leave the powdered sugar plain. For the pinapple/coconut cake include plain glaze and 1 tbsp. coconut for decorations.

Place glaze ingredients into a sandwich bag and tie into corner of bag. Label this bag "Glaze Mix' and attach it to the other bag with a twist tie or ribbon.

Place one of each cake & glaze mix into coffee cup.
(I purchase coffee cups at the dollar store that are birthday themed. Select a lg. coffee cup. Check to be sure it holds 1 1/2 cups of water. That way you will be sure you have bought the size the recipe calls for. It can't have any metallic paint on it because it will be used in the microwave.)

Include a baggie of DECORATIONS; M&Ms, sprinkles, etc.(your choice) to decorate their cake and place in bag 1 CANDLE.


Wrap cup with clear or colored collophane or tissue paper and tie with a ribbon.

COPY THE FOLLOWING INTO A BIRTHDAY CARD AND ATTACH TO MUG; (If making several or want to have it handy do this in a card making software and it's at your fingertips and you can personalize it)

BAKE YOUR OWN BIRTHDAY CAKE

1. Generously spray inside of coffee cup with cooking spray.
2. Empty contents of large packet in cup. Add 1 egg white, 1 Tbsp. Oil and 1 Tbsp. water to dry mix. Mix for 15 seconds, carefully mixing in all the dry mix.
3. Microwave on full power 2 minutes. (You may not get satisfactory results in a low wattage small small microwave.)
4. While cake is cooking, place ingredients from "Glaze Mix"
4. While cake is cooking, place ingredients from "Glaze Mix" into a very small container and add 1 1/2 tsp. water.
Mix well.
5. When cake is done, pour glaze over cake in cup.Decorate. Be sure to sing to yourself!


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