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Cupcake Coffee Cup Cup Cakes - Lithium Rain Half Baked Goods of Righteousness

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Make coffee mug shaped cupcakes from your instant custom mold.  Not seen on TV but you can make them now if you act fast.

Wherein expressly presented for ibler Lithium Rain for her penchant of java-like code and frothy operating systems. Does your cup runneth over or blue-screen?

This is a hearty cupcake with substance, served and tempered with a good cup of  hot not too bitter tea or coffee, or a glass of wholesome milk.
 
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Step 1: What's brewing

To make the mold, you will need:

Tinfoil or aliuminuminm foil for our friends in the UK

Parchment paper - this is a special food-grade paper (it says on the box will resist up to 420 degrees F, what happens at 451 degrees F?)  You can also just take a few paper cupcake liners if you don't have a full sheet.

Coffee mug

An item to use as the inside core for the mold, a small can, timbale, tin, shot glass,...I used the measuring cup from my rice cooker.  Just see that it fits inside the coffee mug so that it will form a suitably thick wall for the cupcake.


Cupcake mix:
I used my usual box-mix from the grocery store. I did not make my cake batter from scratch because I am not a master baker. Besides, all of those chemical stabilizers and performance enhancing additives make for an easy bake rich-tasting moist cake. This one was regular yellow cake, there are so many different flavors to choose from.

Someplace to bake the cupcake - I don't know how well this would work in an outdoor oven or solar cooker since they have uneven heat.

CAUTION: The kitchen is a dangerous place.  Know how to use all tools and techniques responsibly.  Things that go in a hot oven come out hot.  Respect the crucible.
easy and quick to make it. Thanks for your sharing.
imbigman2 years ago
Ohh...Mann.... this was awsome. I made the Mugcakes (came out perfect the first time). I filled them up with a layer of Strawberries, then a layer of Mapple Yogart, a layer of blueberries, and toped it off with real whiped cream. My wife and son loved them. Now everyone wants one...Go make your own...damit!

I wish I had taken a picture of them...Oh well we were to busy eating them!
Thank you for this. Love it.
caitlinsdad (author)  imbigman2 years ago
Nice, a blob of ice cream goes well with this or making a sundae in it.
Ooh! Looks great! I am thinking fresh berries folded into whipped cream for the filling, garnished with a dusting of shaved chocolate.
atrevino3 years ago
Omy... This is awesome
Kryptonite3 years ago
I thought we already had an 'of righteousness'...

On a lighter note, awesome! They look sooo good I just want to make one now.
What? Would you perhaps prefer an I'ble of wrongousness?
caitlinsdad (author)  kelseymh3 years ago
That was so righteous, it was wrongeous?
Well, if by "wron" you mean "gor," then I agree with you!
+1
caitlinsdad (author)  Kryptonite3 years ago
It's a new brand - ibles of righteousness.
:O That looks SO GOOD - more fun than customizing your fresh Linux installation!
caitlinsdad (author)  Lithium Rain3 years ago
Hmmm, I think this technique can be ported for WINE glasses too.
It just has a few dependencies - galcohol and martini-salt.
caitlinsdad (author)  Lithium Rain3 years ago
only if you GNU what you are doing. Don't drink and drive a keyboard at the same time.
Don't worry; it won't let you sudo up if it detects poor judgement, like installing Unity or (Stallman forbid) switching to BSD.
Awesome fun, anything coffee related gets me excited. Your last sentence mentioning this should hold only solids "but no real liquid liquids unless you somehow waterproof the insides", sparked an idea in my head! Water proof the inside with molten chocolate, this would probably taste better then my first thought of polyester resin!
Magic Shell ice cream topping? As long as the liquid you put in is cold....
caitlinsdad (author)  iminthebathroom3 years ago
See, it was a half baked idea and I was only on my first two cups of cup cupcake.

Hmmm, pour hot milk inside and stir so you have a mug of hot chocolate when the sides melt? Timed dessert that disintegrates if you don't eat it before it melts, time to let your guests know to get going.
bajablue3 years ago
I like the concept!!!!
sunshiine3 years ago
Kewl idea!
caitlinsdad (author)  sunshiine3 years ago
Thanks.