The Sweet Life Series - Sweet Lil Cupcake  LbNA # 66357

OwnerMistress V - Le Vampyre    
Placed DateDec 25 2013
CountyBell
LocationMarlboro Park, Killeen, TX
Boxes1
Found Byzturtle
Last UpdateJan 18 2014

Clues

The Sweet Life – Sweet Lil Cupcake

HISTORY:

The first mention of the cupcake can be traced as far back as 1796, when a recipe notation of "a cake to be baked in small cups" was written in American Cookery by Amelia Simmons. The earliest documentation of the term cupcake was in "Seventy-five Receipts for Pastry, Cakes, and Sweetmeats" in 1828 in Eliza Leslie's Receipts cookbook.

In the early 19th century, there were two different uses for the name cup cake or cupcake. In previous centuries, before muffin tins were widely available, the cakes were often baked in individual pottery cups, ramekins, or molds and took their name from the cups they were baked in. This is the use of the name that has remained, and the name of "cupcake" is now given to any small cake that is about the size of a teacup. While English fairy cakes vary in size more than American cupcakes, they are traditionally smaller and are rarely topped with elaborate icing.

FRESH APPLE CAKE = The Gunter Family Homecoming Recipes

1-1/2 cups cooking oil Pinch of Salt 2 cups sugar 3 cups fresh apples, diced 2 eggs 1 cup pecans 3 cups flour sifted 1 teaspoon vanilla 1-1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Beat oil and sugar together. Add eggs and beat well. Add flour, soda and salt. Add apples, nuts and vanilla and mix well. Pour into parchment lined baking pan and bake at 325 for 1 hour or lightly brown and firm in center.

DIRECTIONS:
Marlboro Park. Take Veterans Memorial Blvd/Business 190 in Killeen to Highland Street. Turn onto Highland and then immediately turn left into the park.

TO THE BOX:
Park in the parking area and look for a covered pavilion. Near the covered pavilion you will see a sign with the name of a cigarette brand on it. The sign is encircled in rocks. When you walk to the front of the sign begin walking around it in a clockwise pattern. At the 12 o’clock position, you will see a rock to your left that has a handle like protrusion and to the right of that another one that is shaped like a mushroom. Between the handle and the mushroom rocks, there is a flat rock with a hollow at the base. In this hollow behind another rock you will find a sweet little surprise. Please return the box back to its original place and hide well.

*** If you are the first finder, Mistress V has left you a memento.