Friday, July 4, 2008

Patriotic Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

These are easy and pretty cute. I also used them to test my new cupcake decorating set. SO fun!

Your favorite white cake mix (I used a box mix)
Red & blue food coloring
Buttercream frosting
Red & blue M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350. Prepare cupcake pans with nonstick spray.

Prepare cake mix according to directions. Divide batter into three bowls. Set one bowl aside (white).

Add about 30 drops of red food coloring to one bowl and 30 drops of blue food coloring to the other. Blend well.

Drop random spoonfuls of each color into each cupcake space, until spaces are 2/3 full.

Bake according to directions.

Frost with buttercream frosting.

Double-bag M&Ms and lightly crush with a rolling pin. Sprinkle on top of frosted cupcakes.

Buttercream Frosting
1 cup unsalted butter, softenend
3 cups confectioner's sugar
1 tsp vanilla
pinch of salt

Beat ingredients until smooth.


Mrs. Salsaburger said...

They were even better in person!

LCA said...

What kind of tip do you use to pipe the frosting so it comes out swirly?