This recipe is from the book "Hello, Cupcake!" by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson. You may have seen this pair on Paula Deen's cooking show. They did not merely frost their cupcakes, they decorated 3 of them to look like a Thanksgiving dinner: the turkey, the mashed potatoes and gravy, and the carrots and peas. They commented at the time that they always use buttermilk rather than the water called for on the box, to give their cupcakes a fresher, more homemade flavor. They also used more eggs than called for on the box to give the cupcakes a firmer structure that can stand up to more decorating without tearing. Cupcakes made this way may be made a day ahead as they stay moist if wrapped in plastic. They also suggested that you use cake mixes for cupcakes that do not have pudding in the mix and avoid lighter cake mixes (such as angel food) which would not hold up when decorated. Using these hints, they baked cupcakes that Paula Deen just raved over!!