Cupcake Camp Boston 2012 – Chocolate Mashed Potato Cupcakes

Chocolate mashed potato cupcakesTomorrow night is the long-awaited Cupcake Camp Boston. Today, I’ve been busy baking and prepping for the event. This year, I’m making these Chocolate Mashed Potato Cupcakes that I first saw on the Sprinkle Bakes blog. I made a few minor modifications to the order of adding and mixing ingredients but otherwise left the recipe as-is.

Yes – these cuppies have mashed potatoes in them, but you wouldn’t know it! The 1/3 cup of leftover taters in the batter helps to make a dense but moist cake. However, instead of making standard size cupcakes, I’m bringing minis tomorrow night since event attendees are assaulted by so many different tempting treat combinations. It’s nearly impossible to eat a full size cupcake. So, hopefully, these little guys won’t dry out too much before tomorrow night.

Now, here’s the recipe so you can try these the next time you have some leftovers!

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Weigh-in: Through Week 12

I thought I would take this opportunity to do a video blog of my progress. It’s been about 8 weeks since my last update for my “Eating Restructuring Plan.” This is a new thing for me doing the video on my computer – so bear with me. It’s good to know that my vocal tic is the word “um,” so please don’t flog me for that. I’ll work on that before the next video post. 🙂

 

Here’s my roundup through week 12:

  • Weight: 172.8 (-4 pounds overall)
  • Waist: 34.5 inches (-2.5 inches overall)
  • Hips: 40 inches (-2 inches overall)

Things to watch in the next two weeks:

  • Get to the gym 3 times a week. Zumba at least one.
  • Watch the carb cravings. No more biscuits!
  • Stay positive!