Laurie said she wanted to eat brains.
The design is from Claire Crespo's book Hey Cupcake!
Some time back my brother and a doctor friend were talking about eating brains n' eggs, which is popular here in Georgia but back home in Michigan not so much–they laughed about it for a bit and then Dr. Mike said "…can you imagine the cholesterol on that?"
Actually you can read the cholesterol content on the back of the can:
It's something like 1000% of your Recommended Daily Allowance.
Anyway…the brain cupcakes are to start off my library's employee appreciation week, which has a B movie theme this year.
The mix was an economic decision–one box cost less than half of the price of the dye alone. The cupcakes taste okay but the flavor doesn't have the same depth as the ones I've made from scratch. They'll be served at a reception for the opening of the poster contest. I submitted these two:
But this is the one I'm voting for to win: