Friday Foodies: Vibrant Green Cake Mix

I bought the aqua blue version a while back and had a post on it some time ago. A few nights ago I decided to try another color. V picked it out from the remaining colors on the shelf (orange, yellow, red, purple, and green – am I missing any?) then I grabbed the blue frosting. The blue cake came out awesome looking so I figured why not try a new color?

*Warning* photo heavy past the cut tag!

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The front of the bag shows the inside of a wonderfully moist looking green cupcake. We should, of course, expect the same when it is made at home. Right?

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The mix startled me at first. My first thought was “Oh dear! I have aqua blue by mistake!” But have no fear, the mix looks like this on purpose.

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After adding in the egg whites and oil you can see the mix turns a nice green. *phew*

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Okay, I have major issues when it comes to measuring. No, really. This was supposed to yield a dozen, given you fill each one only half way. Ha! I managed to squeeze out 8. And that was lucky, haha. 😉

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While we wait for the cupcakes to bake, here is the frosting I bought. It tastes like vanilla but with the blue color.

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Even comes with cute little neon colored fish sprinkles!

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All set! They turned out a bit darker green than I had expected. However, they still had a very nice tint to them.

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Did I mention I am a bit impatient when it comes to waiting for them to cool down? They were still pretty warm, but I wanted so badly to see how the insides turned out. Would they be just as green as the package shows? My kitchen light made it look a little brighter than thry actually were, so the coloring was not too far off.

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Time to frost! I wanted to dee if I could pipe it on, but that ended up being a fail haha. The frosting gad a very nice blue color and I was very happy with it!

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So, it turns out I’m no cake decorator…and I used a plastic sandwhich baggy. Oh well. The others turned out better with a knife!

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The sprinkles looked so adorable on top. Oh, and no need to use sparingly! Especially when you only have 8 cupcakes!

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I tried to keep V out of the picture, but to no avail. Her little finger dug right into one of them. She got a few bites of one quickly after this photo was taken. And yes, ended up with blue lips and fingertips!

All in all I am very satisfied with both colors I have bought so far. Both cakes taste like your standard yellow cake. I cannot wait to make some more!

Have you made any colors yet or plan on doing so in the future? What are your thoughts on them?

Until next time…

~ Kristen

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About Three Handed Mommy

Mother of one, wife to one. Hoping for more children in the future but so far I'm a three handed mommy. One hand is in school, another in loving my family, the last is on here (and all that comes with it). I love origami and I doodle once in a blue moon. Maybe I will share some drawings, both old and new. I have a slight obsession with Hatake Kakashi, Batman, rubber duckies, pandas, and Pokemon. Then again, my obsession may prove to be more than slight on more than one occassion...don't judge. :P Since this is new and all to me, please bear with me while I find my rhythm and posting habits. Hope you enjoy what I put up here! Feel free to pin anything unless stated otherwise in a post. :)

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