Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Color Me Green Cupcakes

St. Patrick's Day... Cupcakes! Of course. More shamrock power to go with the pin-on shamrocks I'll be giving my co-workers.

What You'll Need
White Cake mix - I used Betty Crocker Super Moist.
Green food coloring
Vanilla frosting
Green sprinkles or sugar (if you like)

What You'll Do
- Preheat the oven to 350° and line two cupcake/muffin pans with baking cups. One box will make 24 cupcakes. (I spray baking cups lightly with cooking spray. It helps the cupcakes come out of the baking cups, I've found.)

- Mix the cake mix per directions and ingredients on the box. Then add green food coloring until you get the shade you like. For this shade, I added about 10 drops. It does seem to stay almost true to color after baking, so you don't have to worry about a drastic color change.

Fill each baking cup 2/3 of the way full.

Bake about 20 minutes (follow instructions on cake box) or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

When the cupcakes have cooled completely, frost each cupcake.

For the cupcake flags, I printed a sheet of clovers and punched them out with a circle punch. Then, with a scalloped circle cutter, I punched a circle in green scrapbooking paper. I glued the clover to the green circle, and on the back, I used a thin line of glue to adhere a regular toothpick. Let that dry several hours. And there you have it.

Now... for an exciting treat... Click here, and I have these clovers available for you to download and use for your very own cupcakes!

I'm joining these blog parties...
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
A Little Craft Therapy at Life in the Pitts
Make It Yours Day at My Backyard Eden
Penny Pinching Party at The Thrifty Home


Rambling Girl said...

Oh my these look so yummy!

Carmie - the Single Nester said...

I have never seen colored cupcakes. Looks delicious.

Dawn said...

Very cool - I am so going to make these! Thanks for allowing the download tomorrow, that will make them super cute!

Bethany said...

Hi Kimberly, loving your blog! I was also born to a overly creative mom, my issue is finding the time to actually accomplish everything I want to do! Thanks for inspiration!

Me said...

Yum...I like how you put together these little kits...

Lanie Ree said...

Whoa, those are so perfect for march!

Thank you for linking up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

They turned out so great and perfectly green! Happy St. Pat's day!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours day!


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