So Bakerella made a Sprite cake, and I decided to try it in cupcake form. Couldn't find Sprite so I used Sierra Mist, and I couldn't taste it in the batter anyway. I bet water would have worked fine, and the cake didn't need more sweetness anyway. I made only a half recipe-- half the cake mix, half the pudding mix-- and got about 30 mini-sized cupcakes from that. I made a whole recipe of buttercream frosting, since it'll keep well in the fridge, and that way I can
Some of the cupcakes in the first shot look reddish inside because I was experimenting with mixing various kinds of sprinkles into the batter. Didn't turn out well; it messed up the way the cupcakes baked and made them fall. The cinnamon red hots were the worst-- they simply sank through the batter to the bottom of the baking cup and melted there into one round cinnamon disk. Kinda funny actually. Didn't interfere with my enjoyment of the cupcake!
The texture of these cupcakes was so incredibly light that once I frosted them they were very top-heavy. They're pretty small, too. Like, so small they jump into your mouth before you know it. That might be why the ones I took to work disappeared within two hours. :)