Just Say NO to Canned Frosting and Box Cake

The recipe for these yummy homemade cupcakes is included in the full blog post.

Originally published as a guest blog post on Fooducate.com

BIRTHDAYS ROCK. ASK ANY KID what their favorite day of the year is and chances are, the answer is “My birthday!”

And birthdays almost always mean birthday cake. It may seem like the easiest thing to do when it comes to making all those birthday cupcakes is to grab a box cake mix and a can of frosting.

But just say NO to the box and can!


  • Because they are full of ingredients that have been linked to diseases, chemicals that no one needs to eat, and dyes that have been banned as toxic in some countries.
  • Because they are designed to sit on a shelf a very long time while retaining their “delicious homemade taste” – a red flag that they are filled with all sorts of ingredients we shouldn’t put in our bodies.
  • Because taking the time to cook from ingredients improves our food culture and the health of our families.

Here are the ingredients to… [finish reading on Fooducate.com ]