Usually I make cupcakes or cakes to celebrate a birthday or holiday.
I was tasked with making cupcakes/cake to celebrate an everyday occasion. There are those moments in life where one does need to just celebrate and enjoy! So, I decided to make cupcakes to tell my co-workers how much their hard work is appreciated. I know that seems a little odd, but I work at a place where sometimes we get really burnt out and don’t feel appreciated. Or we’re just stressed and need a cupcake.
For this project I had to try out the new Cool Whip Frosting. I’ll admit that I am a buttercream girl, so I was expecting the Cool Whip Frosting to be an alternative to my usual icing, but not anything spectacular.
I was so wrong.
Y’all…this stuff is SO GOOD.
It’s easy to find at your local Walmart where the Cool Whip is in the freezer section. You can view my shopping trip over here.
There’s 2 flavors. I hope they’ll add more. Maybe seasonal flavors? Then I grabbed some funfetti cake. Who doesn’t like funfetti cake?!
I made the cupcakes as directed, but I also added about 1/2 cup of mini chocolate chips. YUM.
Let the cupcakes cooldown COMPLETELY. You don’t want your frosting to melt.
Then, grab a large spoon and frost! I used a big tablespoon for 2 reasons:
1.) Good portion control.
2.) Easy to frost using the spoon to make a little mound of icing.
Finally, I decided it needed a little pizazz. Edible pearls and glitter to the rescue!
Finally, a post it folded up as a tent with a hand written note is my finishing touch.
I bestowed my everyday occasion, morale boosting cupcake to my co-worker/pal, and she gave the smile of approval!
Overall, I like that the frosting + store bought cake mix gives me a quick, easy way to make cakes/cupcakes during the work week. I like to make stuff from scratch, but because of all the effort, I save it for special occasions. Now with this fabulous, easy to use frosting, I don’t have that worry. It’s not exactly low calorie (60 calories/2 tbsp), BUT it is so delicious and creamy that one tablespoon is enough for a cupcake. It is sweet, light, yet deliciously satisfying.
In love. I hope they add more flavors to the line-up such as cream cheese, mint, or even cinnamon sugar for the holidays. Just an idea Cool Whip!
Again, it’s in the freezer section at Walmart for about $2.28. Easy to use, affordable.
You can make everyday a special occasion!
If you want more info/recipes, check out these awesome sites:
- Kraft Recipes http://instoresnow.walmart.com/Kraft.aspx#/recipes/all
- Cool Whip on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/coolwhip
Do you love frosting?
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