A few days ago, I scored this superfantasticalawesome vintage-y Betsey Johnson tunic at a consignment store for $30.
Per Betsey, it’s loud and crazy and TOTALLY RAD and I soooo bought it and was stoked that not only did I score a super awesome, perfect condition tunic for $30 but I also managed to squeeze my ass into a size four.
It was a fashion miracle, people.
Plus, it looks like I’m a psychedelic witch. It has those big, bell sleeves like witch costumes have, except the print is all crazy like I’m a witchy transplant from the 1970s. Awesome. And anyone who doesn’t want to look like a psychedelic witch is seriously disturbed.
Anyway, I decided to wear my psychedelic-witch tunic yesterday since I had the day off and it was a beautiful day that warranted a fashionable outfit.
Even if my only plans were to walk Mannie, I still wanted to dress up. I mean, I only own two pairs of yoga pants and I strictly use those for sleeping and baking only, and workout clothes are not in my immediate purchasing future, soooo wearing a bright tunic and boots was my only option.
I was indisputably the most chic dog-walker in my ‘hood.
Anywho, when Mandrake and I walk, we exercise caution when it comes to crossing the road and stuff. I look both ways, make sure no cars are coming, and try to pretend Mannie will understand me when I tell him we can’t cross because a car is coming. Makes me feel like my dog is super intelligent and knows when to cross the road.
We were well on our way and decided to cross in the middle of a residential road when I noticed some Acura SUV approaching from the stop sign many yards away.
Mannie and I had plenty of time to clear the road before the SUV even got remotely close, but still, being a paranoid mother and not particularly wanting to die in this specific tunic, we hustled and began to scurry across the remainder of the road.
We weren’t even on the other side of the street before the SUV sped by.
Now, I’m a fast walker. Slow walking annoys the friggin’ crap out of me. Slow mall walkers are by far some of the worst people in the world and I am noooo slowpoke rodriguez.
And as he drove by, he had this wacky, angry, crazed look in his eyes as he looked at me. This psychedelic witch woman with her three-legged devil dog. Like he was some psychotic religious man, trying to crucify this fashionable wench crossing the road, minding her own wenchy business.
I can only imagine how the witches from The Crucible felt, being tossed carelessly into the water, not dressed in awesome vintage tunics, and being hated by crazy Acura-driving men who had a stink against fashionable young women and their tripod dogs.
I mean, we can’t help it if we’re awesome witchy bitches. Acura-SUV men just hate our swagger.
Anyway, after nearly dying at the hands of some psychopathic, woman-wearing-tunic-hating dude, I decided to come home and eat my pain away with some equally bright & funky cupcakes, because people who reject bright and fun things are obviously looooosers.
These cupcakes epitomize “bright and funky.” Banana cupcakes studded with bright Fruity Pebbles and topped with a cream cheese icing and more crunchy, fruity cereal?! Gorge.
Banana Fruity Pebble Cupcakes *inspired by this recipe found HERE.
1 box yellow cake mix, plus ingredients on back of box
1 small box sugar free/fat free instant banana pudding mix
2 ripened medium bananas, mashed
2 cups Fruity Pebbles cereal, divided
Cream Cheese Icing (recipe and ingredients follow)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 muffin tins with 24 paper liners. In a large bowl, prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Stir the pudding mix and mashed bananas into the cake batter to combine. Lastly, add one and a half cups of the cereal into the batter, gently folding in the cereal.
2. Evenly distribute the batter among the muffin cups, filling about 2/3 full. Bake for approx. 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out mostly clean. Cool completely while you prepare the icing.
Cream Cheese Icing
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp milk
About 5-6 cups powdered sugar
Remaining Fruity Pebbles cereal
1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla until creamy, about a minute. Gradually begin adding powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until light and fluffy. If frosting becomes too stiff, add the milk; otherwise, omit it.
2. Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes, and liberally sprinkle the frosted cakes with the remaining cereal pieces. These cupcakes are best served the same day; otherwise, you can store leftovers airtight for an additional day, but the cereal on top gets kinda soggy.
Plus, FYI, witches are always brewing stuff, so you know these cupcakes must be like, the best evah. Acura-man doesn’t know what he’s missing!
Have a wonderful weekend!!