So.. I recently found out that someone was making fraudulent purchases on my credit card.

Eeekkk! It gives me all sorts of bad, icky feelings. I found out last Sunday night, which was terrible, because no one is at work on a Sunday evening. And what makes it even worse – it’s been happening for FOUR MONTHS!

Don’t give me a lecture on how I should be checking over my statements better and yadada. I’ve already realized that. Instead, I’m going to share a little public service announcement because I hope this never happens to you!

I was scammed by Vistaprint – a big brand name photo and card printing company. And it all started when I ordered our Christmas cards back in November. Ordering the cards went smoothly and when they showed up at our house, they looked great. No problems. I didn’t think I had any lasting ties to Vistaprint, it was a one time order.

Sangria CupcakesIngredients:

CUPCAKES

  • 1 & 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries, or a little less
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup blueberries or diced apples

TO TOP THE CUPCAKES

  • Orange slices, strawberry slices and blueberries.

BUTTERCREAM

  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2-2.5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups red wine and 1/4 cup sugar, reduced to red wine syrup, see below

Directions:

CUPCAKES

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F.
  2. In a small bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Whisk and set aside.
  3. In a mixing bowl combine the eggs, melted butter, vanilla, and sour cream until combined.

You can find complete recipes of this Sangria Cupcakes in thefirstyearblog.com

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