Friday, July 10, 2009

Fourth of July Cupcakes

Who doesn't like cupcakes? They are the perfect size of cakey goodness. My cousin and I wanted to make some fourth of July cupcakes so we could use the adorable pinwheels and cupcake wrappers I bought. She has never made tri-color cupcakes so we decided to have a little bit of coloring fun. They turned out very patriotic!


1 box white cake mix plus ingredients listed on box
Red and blue food coloring


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix according to directions on box. Separate dough into three medium sized bowls. Tint one bowl red, one blue, and leave the other white. Line cupcake pans with paper liners. Start dropping one spoonful of dough in alternating colors into each cupcake paper until about 3/4 full.

Bake according to package directions.

Remove cupcakes from pan and allow to cool completely. Frost using icing recipe below or by tinting store bought frosting. Decorate and enjoy!

Betty Crocker's Creamy Vanilla Frosting:
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
about 2 T milk

Mix powdered sugar and margarine. Stir in vanilla and milk; beat until smooth and of spreading consistency. Frosts a 13x9-inch cake or fills and frosts two 8-or 9-inch layers. 15 servings. 140 calories per serving.


Melody said...

These are so cute. I've never tried this, but I've seen them around and they look like so much fun. The frosting looks great too!

Melissa said...

What a great idea! I would never have thought of that.