i'm a novice baker-- neigh, a shitty and inexperienced baker-- and i'm looking for a simple recipe for organic chocolate cupcakes and white frosting (that i can color) that i hopefully won't be able to fuck up. i don't even have a frigging mixer, so i'll probably have to get my hands on a cheap hand-held one, right? and do you luscious cupcake bakin' mamas have any tips for me to lessen the chances that this'll turn into a disaster?? i'm not kidding-- when it comes to baking, things like fire alarms going off and forgetting to use eggs are common occurences for me. anything you have to offer would be wonderful, since these will be for my little one's upcoming third birthday party!
please and thankyou 8)