Feeling lazy, yet wanting a fresh baked snack, I made a batch of cupcakes (from the box) with store-bought icing. While I sometimes feel guilty for not making it from scratch, boxed cakes are so nostalgic for me and in all honestly, I think they turn out quite nicely.
To give it a semi-homemade twist, I used some spices to enhance the flavor. I made three different types and did one sprinkled with sea salt, one with curry and one with a pinch of cayenne. They all turned out nicely and really stepped up a traditional cupcake.
Of course I had fun with the piping bag and did my best to make them look pretty.