We decided to substitute Splenda in our cupcakes because there are a lot of diabetics in the family. Later on we found out the "no added sugar" plan bit us in the ass.
The cupcakes were supposed to have Zebra stripes, which were comprised of layers of banana & chocolate batter. Ours looked more like cow patches, but we just went with it...who has time for stripes anyway?
There was a recipe for peanut butter cream cheese icing to go on top, so that was our next step.
Since we got blobs instead of stripes, we added cow sprinkles.
Then it was time to taste - but that's where it all went to hell.
We were too busy gossiping while we were baking, & we found out the hard way that we forgot to add sugar to the icing. Our lovely cow cupcakes tasted like nothing but salt. It was freaking nasty. So nasty in fact, that DJ didn't even like them - & he'll eat anything.
So our hard days work ended up in the trash can, but at least we have a good story to tell.