Today we made cupcakes! Don't they just make you smile to look at them?
- 1 boxed white cake mix (and the cake ingredients)
- Gel or drop food coloring
For the Icing:
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 2-3 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Step 1. Mix together your cake ingredients and use a ladle or spoon to divide the batter evenly into as many bowls as you have colors. I used five for red, orange, yellow, green, and blue. Be sure and make the colors a bold as possible for the best effect.
Step 2. Add your (clear to show off the colors) cupcake liners to your pan, and begin adding your batter to each cupcake liner starting with the blue. I nudge the batter a little to the edges, but be careful not to mix the batters together. Also remember to only ad a small spoonful to each, or they'll get too big!
Step 3. Bake up your cupcakes according to the directions on the box(not too long), and let them cool completely before you pipe the icing on them. Feel free to enjoy a naked cupcake or two in the process however. Also the extra batter is up for grabs.haha
There you have it! Recipes really don't get much easier then that:)
Now get your little ones together and have some fun! If you choose to use your own favorite cake recipe that's perfectly okay, I'm just all about the quick and easy. Also when you coupon and have a million free cake mixes sitting on your shelf, you'll think up fun ways to use them:)
Use this with any colors from a themed event or holiday! Red and pink for valentines day, black and orange for Halloween, you get the picture:) I haven't seen Ellie get more excited about a dessert, so I know these will be made around here a lot more often.
Have fun making them and let me know how they turn out for you and your gang!