When I was in Gatlinburg this summer, I met a lot of wonderful people. Luckily, one of my roommates while I was there happened to be from the same town as me, so even though we have both left, we still get to hangout.
Kayla is one of the few people I have met that not only has similar interests as me, but just as much energy as I do. We even got to to take a pop-up bookmaking class together (you can see her awesome book here).
We also don’t take ourselves too seriously:
I knew I had to make something special for her 21st birthday, so I decided on these Rainbow Nerds Cupcakes from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. After all, what’s more grown up than Kool-Aid and nerds baked into sweets?
I am not a fan of grape, so I tweaked this recipe a bit. I used this vanilla cupcake recipe and this frosting recipe and I didn’t put any nerds in the batter. Besides that I tried to stick to the original but I failed and used regular Kool-Aid instead of the instant kind, and let me tell you, these babies are sour! They taste exactly like nerds: TANGY!
Even though I technically made these wrong, they were still a lot of fun (and I learned a great deal). I mean, each one looks like a little party!
I really recommend branching out and trying this recipe. I can’t even imagine how much more awesome they would be if had done them correctly so make sure you get the right stuff! I just feel like the regular ‘ole vanilla/chocolate cupcakes can get a little boring; it’s nice to try something that’s more of a novelty treat.
What do you do when you botch a new recipe? Start over? Serve it anyway? Compost it? I’d love to hear your thoughts!