10/2/08

Freaky Friday


Welcome to Freaky Friday. I happen to be the lucky owner of a set of recipe cards from 1973, a lot of recipe cards, and most of them are a bit freaky! I thought I'd share some of my thoughts and possible ways to update these recipes. Some cards are just too far gone and can't be fixed but hopefully, at least I can get you laughing. Now don't be afraid because some of these recipe cards have a good foundation for creative recipe ideas. We have come a long way baby...

You can't really go wrong with a cupcake but these seem to have gone really wrong. It is not Halloween yet but these sure are spooky!

Maybe it's the dried leaves they are sitting in, or the creepy faces, or the dangerous fire sticks positioned to burn off all your arm hair as you grab for one. These are perfect for your next front yard séance, don't forget the fire extinguisher.


1973:
Old School


Cupcakes
unsweetened chocolate
flour
baking powder
salt
margarine
sugar
eggs
milk
vanilla
walnuts
1 pkg fluffy white frosting mix
licorice laces
candy corn
lifesavers
Chocolate chips
chocolate sprinkles


2008:
Update Suggestions...


Cupcakes
1 package organic cupcake mix, chocolate
assorted candies and some free time

Homemade Orange Cream Cheese Frosting

4 ounces cream cheese
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon orange peel (optional)

Combine cream cheese and butter; beat until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar and grated orange peel.

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2 comments:

Ursula said...

these cupcakes remind me of the birthday cakes my mother would make us, it was all in the smile, if she got the licorice or the smarties wrong, the cake turned sinister.

Kiera Pedley said...

They're just perfect for Halloween, very spooky - and I love your update ideas. You could go old school on the original ingredients, and just update them to organic flour, butter, sugar etc, etc!

We make chocolate muffins with organic choc chips, They're just scrumptious.