My friend is turning a quarter century this Saturday but will be going up North to celebrate. So I decided to make her cupcakes for her birthday. I decided to make mini and regular sized cupcakes. I used red velvet cake mix (beacause really, it's just easier that way). The frosting was a mixture of 1 box of cream cheese, a couple dashes of cinnamon, vanilla, honey, lemon zest, a 1/2 cup of confectioner's sugar and I folded in a cup of cool whip to make it into a lighter tasting cream cheese frosting. I also made some candied walnuts by warming them up on the stove for a little and mixed in some honey, cinnamon and white sugar. I'm not even sure if that's how you actually make candied walnuts..but they are walnuts and they are sweet, thus the term candied walnuts emerged from my head.
Hopefully, she likes them. They need to be dropped off today because I already ate 4!