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pinkglitter Wed 21-Aug-13 13:16:47

I currently make cupcakes and my friend has given me only 3 days notice to make 20 cupcakes for a special occasion , anniversary- she must have known i would not be able to get the bits by three days trouble is I said yes but it is short notice. I don't want t let her down but his is last minute. com

Stripedmum Sun 25-Aug-13 10:00:59


HoneyDragon Sun 25-Aug-13 09:23:53

Yes Striped. But you are not living up a mountain, on an island in the middle of the country side and actually a borrower.

And you don't have so called friends who are insensitive to the intricated methods of cupcake construction.

You are lucky enough to be a human being who lives near a Tesco.

Poor misunderstood op sad

KarmaBiatch Sun 25-Aug-13 01:38:40

red does it take 2 days, 23 hours and 50 minutes of planning..? wink

redandblacks Sun 25-Aug-13 00:07:59

The 3 min microwave cakes are fab - I still make those religiously. you could knock off a batch in ten minutes with a bit of planning

MyCatHasStaff Sat 24-Aug-13 21:09:55

Running use Pure or Vitalite mixed 50/50 with Trex - I know it sounds revolting, but it really isn't and it sorts out the texture problem.

Stripedmum Sat 24-Aug-13 20:22:01

Eh? Is this your business? When I did it I'd take orders up until 6pm the night before and nip to Tesco if needs be.

TSSDNCOP Sat 24-Aug-13 20:19:30

Brilliant thread. I have laughed til a little bit of wee came out blush

I'm no baker but wouldn't cupcakes be stale if you made them more than 3 days in advance?

redandblacks Sat 24-Aug-13 19:08:31

Even I could manage it in three days, unless she was talking about knitted cupcakes in which case I do sympathise

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Sat 24-Aug-13 18:34:25

I think she finished ok

catinabox Sat 24-Aug-13 18:30:41

can someone send a private message to pinkglitter perhaps? I need some closure on this.

Did the cakes get made? Does anyone know?

candycoatedwaterdrops Sat 24-Aug-13 17:42:28

I ate a lovely cupcake today. Just saying. wink

KarmaBiatch Sat 24-Aug-13 17:22:37

maybe pink didn't have enough time in the end due to reading the enormity of this thread..

or maybe she just procrastinated for 2.5 days and finally turned on the oven and rolled up her sleeves..

Groovee Sat 24-Aug-13 16:46:11

You could have said no OP.

Runningchick123 Sat 24-Aug-13 16:39:25

Can't do the chocolate one as DS is sensitive to cocoa - he has to have Carob cakes instead of chocolate cakes sad

nailslikeknives Sat 24-Aug-13 16:38:34

Snort at
actually a Borrower!
Snort again!

Come on Pink, update us!

Lweji Sat 24-Aug-13 16:33:24

I have not read this thread but having joined at page 10, I am wondering how it has grown this long based on Op?

I suggest you actually read it...

trixymalixy Sat 24-Aug-13 16:28:49

Dairy is DS's worst allergy too (although we don't know how he will react to nuts as he has never been exposed apart from the SPT).

May I recommend the chocolate fudge icing, particularly if you heat the cake in the microwave and serve with dairy free ice cream or cream, mmmm.

Runningchick123 Sat 24-Aug-13 16:21:36

Thanks trixy . My son has an epipen too for a few different allergens, but dairy being the most severe. I love betty crocker vanilla frosting but was always a bit wary of using it for my son sue to the allergy warning on the label, but I will give it a go seeing as it has already been road tested by another dairy allergic kid.
I have tried the pure marg in place of butter but as that marg is essentially solid vegetable oil I find it doesn't make decent icing.
I'm gonna test a bit of delicious betty crocker and failing that I will try m&s dairy free marg.
Thanks all - I now have the chance of making decent cupcakes and buttercream iced birthday cakes.

I'm not going to be trying the betty crocker on my butt cheeks though for anybody who was wondering grin.

redandblacks Sat 24-Aug-13 16:09:03

I have not read this thread but having joined at page 10, I am wondering how it has grown this long based on Op?

LookingThroughTheFog Sat 24-Aug-13 15:58:54

Today I made a cake for my son's birthday. Well, he did most of the work, being a bit of a baking nut. I am now counting down the hours until we can eat it.

ZingWantsCake Sat 24-Aug-13 15:05:18

for dairy free buttcream (grin ) try Pure spread in place of butter.

KarmaBiatch Sat 24-Aug-13 14:26:57

pinkglitter were your cupcakes delivered with pride.. literally gasping to know!!

Lomaamina Sat 24-Aug-13 08:54:12

For non-dairy, try kosher parev margarine (search your supermarket for soft Tomor), assuming you live in a Jewish part of the world).

trixymalixy Sat 24-Aug-13 08:40:38

Runningchick, my DS is very allergic to dairy, he can't eat chocolate wuth a may contain milk warning and he has an epipen, but has never had an issue with Betty Crocker icing. I used to make it with pure but it was never very nice so I don't bother and just buy Betty Crocker now.

ElaineVintage Sat 24-Aug-13 08:28:53

Cupcakes are shit. Much prefer a slice of lemon drizzle.

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