Food Bloggers Sin

Confession time.

I made cupcakes. From a box. It wasn’t organic. It wasn’t gluten free. It wasn’t vegan. It wasn’t healthy.

I definitely couldn’tΒ pronounceΒ all the ingredients on the list.

And don’t even get me started on the frosting.

Yet, I’m proud to say, that everyone at the party survived. And they liked the cupcakes. *sigh*

And it didn’t really matter, because the afternoon wasn’t about the cupcakes. It was about the friends, the birthday, and the surprise!

We threw a little surprise party for my friend Nirali:

We gathered at Sticky Rice and surprised the birthday girl! It was a success, and no one died from the cupcakes (or the buckets of tater tots that we ordered…)

What have you all been up to this weekend? Any surprises? Any boxed cake mix?

<3 Liz


  1. Hahah you are too funny! Looks like you had boxed cupcakes AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE ;D
    People make it out to be worst then it is. I mean, I ate nesquick cereal every morning growing up and always ate brownies and smarties as snacks… And I turned out just fine πŸ™‚

  2. haha sometimes a box saves the day. AND is really delicious. looks like a successful surprise party πŸ™‚

  3. Couldn’t pronounce all the ingredients eh? bahahahaha! I was the worst nutritionist-in-traing everrrrr back in college. Every week we made funfetti and studied for our metabolism exams πŸ˜‰ it happens. and omg is it delish!

    MWAH! have a great weekend Liz!

  4. You’re such an awesome friend for making your friend cupcakes! I had my fair share of naughty treats today with pepperoni pizza and garlic rolls to celebrate the bf’s bday. My tummy isn’t quite so happy now -.-

  5. dont worry, i had some diet coke today….. another bloggers sin

  6. Haha sometimes it is ok to get box mixes! Im sure everyone will be alive tomorrow.


  7. Funfetti! Love it!
    I don’t normally do box mixes, but that’s not because I don’t approve of the ingredients or what not- it’s more of a cake preference. I like it a little “denser”… if that makes sense?

  8. Hahaha! I love the funfetti from the box cupcakes! I made them for my daughter’s bday party.

  9. hey, whatever makes you happy! πŸ˜‰ indulging in funfetti every once in awhile is not a problem AT ALL. funfetti is amazing πŸ˜‰ haha


  10. PS I totally confessed to eating ramen the other day. low-fat, organic, vegetarian ramen, but ramen nonetheless… haha πŸ™‚

    and my weekend? well i got lost on the way back from the farmer’s market (on foot) stumbled upon a cemetery, was enthralled by teh beautiful structures, took some pictures, and walked home. it was a fun spontaneous adventure πŸ˜‰

  11. don’t sweat the small stuff! It’s just a box of cupcakes. And I’m sure you recycled the cardboard right?
    lol πŸ˜‰

  12. Hey, there is no shame in using a boxed cake mix from time to time! I love Funfetti cake! πŸ™‚
    Have a great weekend, Liz!

  13. Hey sometimes boxed cupcakes are necessary πŸ˜‰

    I ate sour dinosaur gummies today. I’m pretty sure thats far beyond a bloggers sin πŸ˜‰ That’s staring at the mouth of hell material πŸ˜‰

  14. sometimes eating a little unhealthy time to time (for me most the time LMAO) is truly healthy…looks like fun!


  15. I made cookies today… from a package, not from scratch. *I’m ashamed* I did make coconut banana bread… so maybe it evens it out.

  16. I don’t see any problem with using a boxed cake mix every once in a while! Not everything one eats needs to be healthy (especially when it involves cupcakes – everyone needs some of those πŸ˜‰ )

    I’m so glad the party was a success! πŸ™‚


  17. I love boxed mixes; no shame girl!

    Funfetti is the BEST.
    I am so proud of you.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  19. Haha! Funfetti cupcakes are so yummy, and the way I think of it, we don’t need to be 100% healthy 100% of the time! πŸ™‚ I had some chicken wings today, and boy they were not healthy. But they were pretty delicious! πŸ™‚

  20. Hahahahaha! Don’t worry girl!!! I use Cake Mixes ALL OF THE TIME!!! When I do, it is for when being healthy is NOT the concern, and I’m just making them for other people and such. πŸ™‚ They are so quick and easy, and SO MUCH FUN TO MAKE!!! πŸ˜€

  21. Hey, some of the best brownies I’ve ever had come from a box! Maybe I’m selfish…but I only make myself, family, and my close friends from-scratch anything. Boxes for the rest and my perfectionism stays in tact.

    It looks like a lovely party!

  22. I love your new site! I used to read your old site but then “ducked out” of blogging for quite awhile.

    BOXED is not a sin!!! I “Fake & Bake” regularly…it’s good for the soul πŸ˜‰ – we can’t obsess over everything we put in us girl! Just like we can’t control our environments or accidents, etc. It’s akin to keeping a child inside all day because parents are afraid they’ll get hurt and break their leg climbing a tree or something.

  23. Sometimes healthy just doesn’t fit into the equation really well… no judgement! πŸ˜‰

  24. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with boxed cake mix every now and then! I used a box a last week! πŸ™‚

  25. cheater’s cupcakes are still awesome πŸ˜‰

  26. If you ever find a healthy way to make funfetti cake, PLEASE let me know! Cake, er… frosting is my “downfall.” But, really, a little cake once in a while is a healthy thing, too. Super cute blog! xoxo


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