I received this mix a long time ago, courtesy of Blake Makes. Between moving, planning the wedding, etc. I totally forgot that I had this mix (plus a coupon for frosting).The company is Cherrybrook Kitchen, and they are known for baking mixes for those of you with certain food allergies.
Last week, DH’s family had a BBQ and invited his cousins/aunts over. One of the kids was allergic to peanuts, so I knew that this was the time to use the mix. (I would rather be better safe than sorry since I didn’t have any labels to my baking staples to ensure they were peanut free.) I went to Target and got the frosting with the coupon I received as well and went to town!
I will say that this makes a very weird batter. Almost smelled like pancakes and when the mini cupcakes baked up, it was VERY light and airy. Tasted good too, but not like the standard yellow cupcake I’m used to.
The frosting reminded me more of a cinnamon roll icing. It was translucent and you cannot pipe this on. It isn’t stiff at all. It tastes just like a standard powdered sugar glaze/icing. So, it’s not too bad.
All in all, this is good for those of you with allergies. I wouldn’t buy this again for myself, because it’s very pricey ($4 for a mix and $4 for a frosting). I will say though, the kid who was allergic to peanuts went to town eating these! So, if I ever have to bake again for someone with allergies, I know where to turn!