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Okay, so it isn’t a cupcake – it’s a muffin.  The title was much better using cupcake! I have all sorts of events at work which require me to bake – birthdays, babies, weddings, you name it.

I just can’t bring myself to buy those packaged grocery store items for such occasions, but I do cut some corners.  Here’s how to make store-bought look homemade for any entertaining.

1. Use a unique vessel – these little nut and snack cups from the party store are cheaper than cupcake liners and look like you’re a professional baker

2. Embellish – I used a store-bought pumpkin muffin mix, but sprinkled the top with turbino sugar and sliced almonds.  You can use anything you have on hand.  Things like dried fruit, brown sugar, and rolled oats work wonderfully.

There you go!  My quick 1, 2 punch to creating something that people definitely assume is homemade in a snap!

Have a DELICIOUS Wednesday – I know I will!


P.S. Sometime later today, I’ll be sharing the actual difference between a cupcake and a muffin over on the House of Earnest Facebook page! LIKE IT to get additional photos and updates!