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"You're a Star!" Cupcakes

  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 24

Discover the star baker in yourself with easy-mix cupcakes and simply made decorations. MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
1/2
teaspoon almond extract

Frosting and Decorations

1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
Betty Crocker™ blue gel food color
1/4
cup Betty Crocker™ blue candy sprinkles
2
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped

Steps

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  • 1
    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.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, on sheet of paper, draw five-pointed star (about 2 inches wide) to use as pattern.
  • 3
    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.
  • 4
    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.
  • 5
    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.

Expert Tips

  • 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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
70
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
180mg
8%
Potassium
35mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
31g
10%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
21g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
0%
0%
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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