Day 97 : Cupcake Poppers

These are another “simple” treat, and one my 4 year old went NUTS for.  I will admit, they are a HASSLE, and I wanted to quit many times before I was done… but the fact that he went on and on about them for a good half hour or more saying they were the best dessert ever and how they were so beautiful made it worth the trouble.

You can use liquid food coloring for these, but I suggest the gel colors because you will get more vibrant colors.  A 7 oz. container of the marshmallow creme is about the right amount so just use that.  As for the bottoms of the cupcakes, I threw them into a dish and sort of carefully broke them up to make a crumble of the various colors of cake and threw a bit of the frosting on top… then the boys dug in with their spoons lol.

I was in a bit of a hurry tonight, so mine don’t look really great.  That and I had to use a silicon mini muffin pan which I HATE because everything always ends up sticking to it…. but with a bit more time and patience these really look do adorable and would be the perfect treat for a birthday party, or baby shower.

 

Cupcake Poppers

Serve : about 30 Poppers          Time to make : 72 minutes or so

Ingredients :

  • 1 box of white cake (betty crocker’s super moist)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • food colors…. gel or liquids (5 colors)
  • 1 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup powder sugar

Directions :

  1. Mix cake batter according to package directions.  Divide into 5 separate bowls.
  2. Mix in your color to the vibrancy you want.
  3. Spoon by the Tablespoon into greased mini muffin cups and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until a toothpick in center comes out clean.
  4. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. To make frosting beat marshmallow creme and butter until creamy, then mix in the powder sugar until nice and creamy like frosting.
  6. Cut the bottoms off the cupcakes and pipe a bit of frosting between two tops and gently press together.  Use bottoms somewhere else.

 

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