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Cupcake Pet Parade

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Cupcake Pet Parade
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Party for a pet lover? Celebrate with cupcakes decorated to look like cats, dogs and bunnies.
Updated Apr 5, 2016

Ingredients

Cupcakes

Decorations

Steps

  • 1
    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 cooking rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2
    For cats, stir together 1/2 cup of the frosting and the chocolate syrup. Spread chocolate frosting over tops of 8 cupcakes. Cut small pieces of fruit snack for ears. Cut additional fruit snack into 1x1/4-inch strips for whiskers. Use chocolate chips for nose and eyes. Arrange on frosting to make cat faces.
  • 3
    For rabbits, spread half of the remaining vanilla frosting over tops of 8 cupcakes. Flatten large gumdrops with rolling pin; slightly fold and shape to form ears. Use pink gel to make inner ears. Cut fruit snack or flatten gumdrops and cut into 2x1/4-inch strips for whiskers. Use baking bits for eyes and nose. Arrange on frosting to make rabbit faces.
  • 4
    For dogs, spread remaining vanilla frosting over tops of remaining 8 cupcakes. Break or cut cookies in half; press 2 halves in each frosted cupcake for ears. Use black gel for spots or streaks on face. Use small gumdrops for eyes and nose. Flatten additional gumdrops for tongue. Arrange on frosting to make dog faces. Store loosely covered.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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.
  • tip 2
    Get a party menu, prep guide, tips, party games, activities and more for a Pet Lovers' Birthday Party!

Nutrition

190 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 28g Total Carbohydrate, 18g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
80
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
2g
9%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
25mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
18g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
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;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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