Monday, April 23, 2012

Earth Day Treats version 2.0

Today Grant's class celebrated Earth Day.
I've been needing an excuse to learn how to bake with clay pots.
{It seems like all the rage, ya know.}
I was delightfully surprised at just how easy it was...

So I present to you.....my very own Baking with Clay POTS step-by-step guide.

{Before we begin...let me let you in on a tip. If you are in need of the mini clay pots, check Hobby Lobby.  They package their clay pots in groups of 6.  And chances are...half of those 6 will be broken.  Which means...you take up your packages and tell the manager you want/need a discount.  You'll hopefully score like I did.  I paid $3 for 24 clay pots total.  Otherwise, they would've been $2.27 for a package of just 6.  So I learned my lesson.  It never hurts to ask the manager for discounts.}


Before baking the cupcakes, make sure and wash the pots with soap and water and dry completely.


Since the pots contain a tiny hole at the bottom, you'll want to cover this up.  You can use parchment paper to do this or....as I did....you can use a mini muffin liner that fits down there perfectly.

I used just a regular ole boxed cake mix.

Fill the pots 3/4 full of batter. 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the pots on top to bake.

You'll bake as the back of the box directs...however the baking time will take a tad bit longer.

Pots will be HOT when coming out of the oven.
Make sure they cool completely before proceeding with the next step.



It should look like this now:







Honestly...how SIMPLE is that???
The possibilities with these cute little pots are endless!  I'm already planning out my next project with them!

1 comment:

  1. Umm... the last few pictures are no shows :(

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