Last week, Little Spaghetti and I went grocery shopping. While we were picking up the things we needed, he saw a box of cake mix and proceeded to let me know that he definitely wanted cake. I figured a little cake never hurt anybody, so I threw the box in the cart and didn't think much else about it.
It wasn't until I got home that I realized I had a problem. All of my stuff is still in boxes in a storage unit. So I had no spoon, no bowl, no measuring cups, no cupcake tin, but a very insistent toddler who I'd promised to make cupcakes with.
So we got creative. And I must say that I may make cupcakes this way from now on...it was easy to do with a little one, and - the best part - there was almost no mess and absolutely NO dishes to clean up! Here's how you do it.
Now, I'm sure that a *real* baker would tell you that this is a hideous and horrible idea. That you could never produce cupcakes by squishing them in a bag instead of beating them with your mixer to incorporate precisely the right amount of air into the batter that's required to get a perfect cupcake. But I say screw it! These cupcakes were delicious and fluffy. So squish we will in my house.