Sunday, January 29, 2012

Zebra Cupcakes & Shine Giveaway

Zebra Cupcakes
This time I was a little lazy and bought pre-packaged white cake mix.

Follow the directions on the package.  Once the cake mix was done, I divided into two equal parts.
One bowl I put to the side, the other I add about 1/4 cup of Hershey dark chocolate cocoa powder.

I was left with two bowls - one with white cake and the other chocolate.
To make the zebra pattern, I added some white then a little bit of chocolate.  Repeat.
Then wait patiently for them to bake.
Add frosting.
Ta Da!
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And now an extra special treat for you, my friend.
Have you ever heard of Ashley from The Shine Project?
If you haven't, read her story here.  You will instantly love her.
I'm really excited about being able to help with The Shine Event here in Dallas.
Now the really exciting part, how would you like to be an owner of one of these shirts?
Click here to enter to win your own Shine shirt

a Rafflecopter giveaway

78 comments:

Raquel said...

Omg love those cupcakes!!

Crafting Rebellion said...

The cupcakes are adorable!
www.craftingrebellion.com

Katie said...

those cupcakes are awesome! I want to try!

4you-withlove said...

So easy and fun! :D

Mrs. Crafty Pants said...

These are really cute and look super easy!! Stopping by from craft-o-maniac monday.

Jenn said...

Way cute cupcakes!

Angie Ramirez said...

Awesome! I want to try and make some.. Thanks!

Would love for you to linked them up at http://www.littleinspiration.com/2012/01/create-and-inspire-party-giveaway-link.html

Thanks!
Angie

Serendipity and Spice said...

Love the cupcakes! So cute yet so easy! I'm hosting a linky party and would love for you to stop by and link up!
-Melissa
www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

feltsocute said...

LOVE the zebra cakes. One daughter like chocolate best and one likes vanilla best. I'll have to try these and make everyone happy!

Create With Joy said...

Your cupcakes are fabulous! Thanks for sharing them at Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.com

ARod said...

luff the cupcakes my daughters the baker in the fam will definetly show these to her

Katherines Corner said...

Yum, creative and pretty too. I bet they were delish. Hugs P.S> shine on! I'm off to enter your giveaway

Paula J said...

YUMMMM! I'm going to scoop this recipe :)

Visiting through create-with-joy.com's Inspire Me Monday.

Paula
lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

Designed by Dawn Nicole said...

Those cupcakes are SO cute! I might just have to make them this week for my daughter's 2nd birthday!!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Your cupcakes are awesome - my oldest daughter would LOVE these! Thanks!

Katie said...

These look fancy! Seriously and simple too.... I love them!
You should join me for Handmade 52! http://www.raisingoranges.blogspot.com --Katie

America's Next Top Mommy said...

Here from 99% exposure :) Those cupcakes look amazing. I could easily do this and my kids will love them! Thanks :)

Mandy said...

Hey! I'm found you through the blog hop at mommydigger and I'm following you!
I love the cupcakes! I'm going to have to make these for a friend's baby shower coming up!
Amanda
http://mandyxcakesandcompany.blogspot.com

Elizabeth said...

DELICIOUS! these would be perfect for a super bowl party we are going to this weekend! Stopping in from Say hi Sunday.

Abramyan Avenue said...

I LOVE those cupcakes.... that is too cute! They will be perfect for a girls night in! I can't wait to try them out!
Thanks for sharing!
-april

Jennifer McLean said...

I love this! I just discovered a gluten free chocolate and a yellow cake mix so I'll do this the next time I make cupcakes!
Best,
Jenn from www.justaddwatersilly.com, hopping from Strictly Homemade (following you).

Erin {Lavender and Lemon Drops} said...

Those cupcakes are perfection. They awesome zebra stripes and the perfectly iced tops are lovely. I'll have to make some of these soon :)

Moogie said...

You did a fabulous job on the cupcakes. I made a zebra cake last month. Why didn't I think to make cute cupcakes?

simplydesigning.blogspot.com said...

The zebra cupcakes are adorable! They are so stinkin cute!

I just wanted to let you know, I host a weekly Friday link party and I would love for you to join!

Have a wonderful week!

Ashley
www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

Katie @ Little Becky Homecky said...

This is perfect for a birthday party! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Lindsey said...

These are so cute! It's funny because I was just looking at a tutorial last night on how to do this with cake sized cakes. I was thinking it would be great with cupcakes but you beat me to it! :)

Visiting from: toddlindsey.com

Jami said...

Zebra cupcakes and cakes are so fun!! Thanks so much for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Christine said...

The cupcakes are AWESOME!!! I'm sooo going to make some too! Thanks for sharing!

Check out my blog too :)
thediydreamer.blogspot.com

Tara said...

These are adorable and easy! Can't wait to try them. Love the quote on the first tshirt also - Be the change you wish to see. Found you at todays creative blog.

Megan @ The Crafty Conundrum said...

I love those cupcakes! I want some

Whitney said...

Those cupcakes are adorable! I am going to try these for my daughter's 13bday! Thanks for sharing!

Whitney
http://buddymunkadoo.blogspot.com/

Heather at Dragonfly Designs said...

These are awesome! And way too cute!! I would love for you to visit and link up at http://www.twindragonflydesigns.com/2012/01/inspiring-creativity_31.html
xo
Heather
www.twindragonflydesigns.com

Audra @ Once a Mom Always a Cook said...

Very Cute Cupcakes and the look so Yummy!

Digger said...

Those cupcakes are ADORABLE!!! Thanks for linking up with us at the Find Some Love Fest!!

All The Love In The Universe
Digger

Andrea B @ Vegvacious said...

I can't get over how easy it is to make those zebra stripes! What a great cupcake idea!!!

Jayme and Mendi said...

Zebra cupcakes...these might be the most stylish cupcakes we've ever seen!! :-. We had so much fun with the Find Some Love Fest! So happy to connect with other amazing bloggers.
We are following you and we'd love for you to visit our blog.
Have a great day!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings
http://www.herlatenightcravings.blogspot.com

Crafting Rebellion said...

Featured these on my site today :)
www.craftingrebellion.com

Breanna Hohenstein said...

Those cupcakes are so cute! I want to make them now! Thanks for sharing!

Judi said...

Your cupcakes are so pretty. Do you have your frosting recipe that you used on one of your blogs? I would love to have it also. Thank you for sharing your ideas.
Judi

Janel@hatingmartha said...

the pink frosting makes the cupcakes! Those look great!

Artsy VaVa said...

Your cupcakes are adorable!

Emily @ 52 Mantels said...

Those just got pinned! SO cute!!

Do you live in Dallas?? Me too! Or, at least, I live in Richardson. But, close enough! I'm hosting a baby shower at my house on the 25th at 10:30 or I would SO be at the SHINE event!

Thanks for linking up this week!! I love love love your blog!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

I love zebra and pink, so cute!

Our Delightful Home said...

The cupcakes look amazing!

Mrs. Delightful recently posted: My Memories Giveaway @ ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mindie Hilton said...

Love your cupcakes. They would be perfect for any girls party with the pink frosting. Hope to see you Friday for the Anything Goes Linky.

{Adventuresindinner} said...

Seriously cute and what a wonderful charity to support. I'm involved in something similar in Ottawa.

Thanks so much for coming and sharing at Pin'Inspiration Thursday! Hope to see you on Saturday to "Beat the Winter Blues".

Sugar Mama Bakeshop said...

So fun!! I LOVE those cupcakes :)

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How fun! Pinned this idea to my baking board -- I know it will come in handy some day!

Sarah said...

LOVE these! Come share tomorrow at my new link party! www.dwellonjoy.com

Have a great weekend!

Lisa said...

Those cupcakes are SO cool! I've never seen anything like it! Love!

twolivecolorfully said...

Those cupcakes are straight up amazing! How creative!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

What fun cupcakes--DD decided she wanted these for her 10th! Thanks for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Great cupcakes!! Happy you linked to Things I've Done Thursday this week.
Melanie
-$25 Sam's Club gift card giveaway this week! http://www.bearrabbitbear.com/2012/02/25-sams-club-reader-give-away.html

LyonsLady said...

oh my wish i could eat those cupcakes now

LyonsLady said...

wish i could eat those cupcakes now...yummmmmmmmmmm
http://lyonslady.blogspot.com

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

OK girl! I HAVE to make these for my daughters B-Day. I would love it if you stopped by to share this at my linky party going on right now:)
http://too-much-time.com/2012/02/diy-craft-link-party.html

Mama Jodi said...

Love the zebra cupcakes. I'm going to use this idea for sure! Thanks!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I love these cupcakes! So cool!! Thanks for sharing them at my party!

Deana said...

Thanks so much for linking up to CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party!
Hope to see you next Saturday……Have a blessed week:)

Ladybird Ln said...

Those cupcakes are so darling, what a fun idea, and I am a big fan of the SHINE project. Thanks for showing off!

Carlee
www.ladybirdln.com

Dawn Starr-Freeman said...

I'm gonna make the cupcakes. Yum!

Amy said...

Thank you so much for sharing these adorable cupcakes at Shine on Fridays!! What a great idea!

Q @ JAQS said...

Hi :) - thank you so much for sharing with JAQS Studio's Linky Party. You were featured today :)!

http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-17-linky-party-and-features.html

Amy said...

Just wanted to let you know these are being featured at Shine on Fridays on One Artsy Mama tomorrow!

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

Those cupcakes are SOOOO awesome!! I am pinning it for next party or baby shower!

Beth Jackson Klosterboer said...

My niece loves zebra prints and would think these cupcakes are so cool. Thanks for sharing your technique.

Beth @ Hungry Happenings

Dawn said...

just saw these cupcakes at serenity now and had to check them out! 3 of my girls have bdays in june and just said yesterday they wanted a zebra print theme-these are perfect!! thanks for sharing-love that it's quick and easy but looks awesome!

Rach H @ FamilyEverAfter said...

I've seen these featured all over this week! You're getting another feature tonight! Thanks for linking at Once Upon a Weekend. I love the pic of your little one waiting by the oven. Too cute!

Crystal said...

These are SO cute! Just wanted to let you know this will be featured on the blog this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing at Homemaker in Heels! :)

Crystal said...

These are SO cute! Just wanted to let you know this will be featured on the blog this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing at Homemaker in Heels! :)

ToSewWith Love said...

So cute and looks yummy! We are featuring this on the blog today! ^^)

Xazmin said...

These look AMAZING! I cannot wait to try!

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

can you make me those cupcakes please? lol I LOVE LOVE them!! share on my linky party on Tuesdays :) So fun!!! ~nancy~

ToSewWith Love said...

congratulations, Kim for making it the the final round of February's finest! See you on first week of march for the votation! ^^)

Kate said...

These are SOOOO cute! {new follower!} I featured these in my "spring foods" post:

http://www.discovercreatelive.com/2012/02/inspiration-friday-food-for-spring.html

thanks for the awesome idea :)

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

Your cupcakes are sooo adorable! I am obsessed with zebra :):) come check it out and you can link on my Tuesday linky- http://atozebracelebrations.blogspot.com/2010/05/bumble-bee-party.html

ToSewWith Love said...

The votation for TSWL's finest of February 2012 is on! Go tell your friends to vote for you! ^^) good luck!

http://www.to-sew-with-love.com/2012/03/tswls-finest-of-february-2012-votation.html

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