Maddy decided she would like to try her hand at making cupcakes all on her own today. I made sure she remembered to read the directions on the box and to only fill the cups 2/3 or 3/4 of the way full. She let me know she had made cupcakes before and she knew what she was doing.
I saw her start to work on putting the mix in the cups and I heard her put the pan in the stove. A few minutes later I see Maddy eating out of the bowl. I asked her why she was eating the mix and she said it was just the leftover. Leftover? I open the stove and she had filled each cup all the way to the top. She didn't realize you could get more than 12 cupcakes out of a box. She just figured she needed to put more in the pan and the rest was fair game.
Once the cupcakes came out of the oven, they couldn't cool fast enough for the chef. She sat in front of the fan with the cupcakes trying to get them to cool faster. Once I gave the okay to frost them, Maddy tried going with a beach theme. After frosting one cupcake she decided to bag it. She did add some umbrellas for some extra flair. They turned out beautiful!