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Friday, March 18, 2011

Striped Cupcakes!

There have been a lot of birthday blogs recently and it's somebody's birthday everyday, so I thought I would tell you how to make one of my favorite striped cupcakes!

1. Buy your favorite cake mix and follow the mixing directions
2. Pick your favorite colors. It's easiest if you pick 2, but you can pick up to 6
3. Divide the batter into bowls for each color you want and mix in food coloring into each bowl until you get the color you want
4. Spoon in each of the colors into the paper cupcake cups. This can take a while so I would wait until you're about halfway done to start preheating the oven
5. When the oven is ready, bake the cupcakes according to the 
directions on the box of the cake mix

When the cupcakes are almost done cooling, make the frosting by whisking together:
1 cup and 3 table spoons of confectioners' sugar (sift it into the bowl first)
3/4 cups of heavy cream
1 teaspoon of fresh lemon juice

As soon as the frosting is done, immediately pour it onto the cupcakes.  The frosting is drippy, so I suggest putting the cupcakes on a cookie sheet before adding the frosting so make the clean up easier. 

Then add some of your favorite sprinkles to the top and voila! Delicious AND beautiful cupcakes personalized with your favorite colors, enjoy!

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