Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Baby Rattle Cupcakes

These tasty little cakes couldn't be any sweeter, could they?

Tori Willis of Champaign, Illinois, shared this clever idea and recipe wtih us. She suggests even tinting the frosting to match Baby’s it!

You will need:
  • 18-1/2 oz. pkg. yellow cake mix
  • 16-oz. container white frosting
  • red and blue food colourings
  • 24 lollipops, unwrapped
  • Garnish: large candy sprinkles   Look for the large candy sprinkles in the cake decorating section of your local craft store.
  • Optional: bows

How to:
Follow the package instructions to prepare cake mix and bake in paper-lined muffin cups; let cool. Spoon Vanilla Glaze over cupcakes; let stand until set, about 10 minutes. Divide frosting in half; use a few drops of food coloring to tint one half pink and the other half blue. Place each colored frosting in a plastic zipping bag; snip off a tip and pipe designs onto cupcakes. Attach candy sprinkles with a dot of frosting. Insert a lollipop in the side of each cupcake; tie on bows, if desired. Makes 2 dozen.

Vanilla Glaze:

  • 3 c. powdered sugar
  • 3 T. water
  • 2 T. light corn syrup
  • 1/2 t. vanilla extract 
Beat all ingredients until smooth.