Discover the star baker in yourself with easy-mix cupcakes and simply made decorations.
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
teaspoon almond extract
Frosting and Decorations
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Betty Crocker™ blue gel food color
cup Betty Crocker™ blue candy sprinkles
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make, bake and cool cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes, adding almond extract with the water.
Meanwhile, on sheet of paper, draw five-pointed star (about 2 inches wide) to use as pattern.
In small bowl, place half of frosting. Dip toothpick into paste food color; stir food color into frosting in bowl until color is evenly distributed and desired shade. Frost 12 cupcakes with blue frosting. Frost remaining 12 cupcakes with white frosting; sprinkle blue candy sprinkles over white cupcakes.
In small microwavable bowl, place candy coating. Microwave uncovered on High 30 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave 10 seconds longer. Place in heavy-duty food storage plastic bag; seal bag and cut tiny hole in one bottom corner of bag.
Place paper star pattern under large sheet of waxed paper. Squeezing bag of candy coating, trace the star on waxed paper; move pattern under waxed paper to make 12 stars. Let stars cool until set, about 5 minutes. Remove stars from waxed paper; insert 1 star in each of 12 cupcakes. Store loosely covered.
Make the cupcakes up to 2 weeks ahead of time and freeze unfrosted. Remove from the freezer the night before your party and frost.
Paste food color can be found at craft and specialty food stores. It adds a more intense color than liquid food color.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- 2 1/2g,
- 2 1/2%
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.