These kid-pleasing cupcakes are perfect for an end-of-season team party!
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Assorted food colors
Black shoestring licorice
Candy-coated fruit-flavored bite-size candies
Assorted fruit slice candies
tube (0.68 oz) Betty Crocker™ decorating gel, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove paper baking cups.
Divide frosting among small bowls for as many colors as desired; stir food color into each. Cut slice from top of each cupcake to make a flat surface. Turn cupcakes upside down. Frost cupcakes with frosting.
Starting at center of each cap, place pieces of licorice down sides for seams. Place 1 candy-coated fruit candy at center top. Use fruit slice candies for brims (trim fruit slices if necessary). Pipe team initial or child's name on caps with gel. Store loosely covered.
Expand on the baseball theme by accompanying each cupcake with a baseball-size scoop of vanilla ice cream and a sugar cookie "bat" made with refrigerated cookie dough.
Chocolate lovers will want to use chocolate cake mix instead of the vanilla!
If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- 3 1/2g
- 3 1/2%
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.