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Captivating Caterpillar Cupcakes

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For some togetherness, get the kids to help create the candy creatures that sit atop these yummy Captivating Caterpillar Cupcakes, made with Duncan Hines Classic White Cake Mix.

  • Hands-On Time:1 Hour 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 2 Hours
  • Servings: Makes 24 cupcakes.
  • Difficulty: Super Simple
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Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Grease muffin pans or line with paper baking cups.
  2. Combine cake mix, egg whites, water and oil in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until moistened. Beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Fold in ⅓ cup star decors. Fill muffin cups about ⅔ full.
  3. Bake at 350 ºF. 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool in pans 5 minutes. Remove to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  4. Tint vanilla frosting with green food coloring. Frost one cupcake. Sprinkle ½ tsp. chocolate cookie crumbs on frosting. Arrange 4 candy-coated chocolate pieces to form caterpillar body. Place jelly bean at one end to form head. Attach remaining star and nonpareil decors with dots of frosting to form eyes. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

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making cakes taste homemade

making cakes taste homemade

I love DH cake mixes, but to make them taste even better and more moist I found a little trick: add one more egg than directions call for and a slight bit more of both water and oil. I doesn't mess with the recipe nor does it change baking time...but it does taste even more homemade than DH's usually are.


Slicing cakes evenly and no mess

Slicing cakes evenly and no mess

I have found that if you put about 4 tooth picks around the cake, then use Dental Floss, long enough to hold on to and while the cake is a bit warm. Hold the floss tight and with a sawing motion you'll soon have two cakes the same size. I started doing this when I began making Wedding Cakes and the cakes were so thick. Happy Baking, Donna





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