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Flooded Flower Cupcakes

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  • Hands-On Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Servings: 6 Cupcakes
  • Difficulty: Pretty Easy
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  • 6 Duncan Hines® vanilla cupcakes baked in green paper liners
  • 1 can (16 oz.) Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
  • red and yellow food coloring
  • 4 orange and 2 yellow candy coated chocolates
  • 1 package (4.5 oz.) green sour apple straws
  • 3 strips pink lemonade sour belts

Baking Instructions

  1. Spoon ¼ cup of the vanilla frosting into a small freezer weight resealable bag.
  2. Tint 3 tbsp. vanilla frosting each bright pink, yellow and orange with the food coloring. Spoon each coloring into a small freezer weight resealable bag.
  3. Frost the tops of the cupcakes with the remaining vanilla frosting, making the tops as flat as possible.
  4. Snip a small (⅛") corner from the bag with the vanilla frosting. Pipe an outline of 5 or 6 petal flower shapes on top of the frosted cupcakes.
  5. Working with one color frosting at a time, microwave a bag of the colored frosting for 3 to 5 seconds at a time, stopping to massage the bag, until thinned slightly. Snip a very small (1/16") corner from the bag and pipe the melted frosting inside the petals, just to fill the open area up to the outline. Use a toothpick to pull the frosting into the small areas if necessary. Repeat with the remaining frosting and cupcakes, 2 cupcakes per colored frosting.
  6. Add a chocolate candy to the center of each flower. Arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter with the green sour straws as the stems.
  7. Cut one of the sour belts in half crosswise and remove a notch from one end of each piece. Cut a 2" piece from the remaining 2 belts. Make loops from the longer pieces and press the ends together with a dot of frosting to adhere. Wrap one of the short pieces around the ends of the loops to make the bow. Secure with a dot of frosting. Arrange on top of the green stems with the ribbon tails.

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Burnt Cupcakes

Burnt Cupcakes

If you're baking cupcakes and you set the timer alittle too long your cupcakes may burn! But by using a zester you can shave off the burnt bottoms! Works well, I've done it!

Perfect Size

Perfect Size

These cakes have been a blessing. My husband just had a gastric bypass three months ago and now can eat a very very small amount of dessert. This is the perfect size for just the two of us. Hope you continue to make more flavors.

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