I recently bought a lot of cake mix that I got for really cheap, which is great because I LOVE cupcakes. Some people dislike making cupcakes because of the mess it often makes when the batter is being spooned into the cupcake liners. Instead of a spoon, I use an ice cream scoop with a thumb lever (or trigger as some brands call it). This greatly minimizes the mess, and also allows you to measure out the batter in each liner uniformly. Go ahead and get your cake on!