COME BACK SCHOOL - Easy cupcakes idea!
Can you believe back to school season is upon us already?
I wanted to make a special treat for the kids. But, like many of you, I didn’t have time to do super fancy, yet still wanted something fun. So I thought of this simple Back to School Cupcakes idea.
boxed cake mix + required ingredients (usually oil, water, eggs)
buttercream or vanilla frosting
if desired, a tube of Cake Mate green frosting
food color(I recommend Americolor for rich, deep colors)
6–12 tootsie rolls
Mix up the cake mix as directed and spoon into 24 regular-sized, paper-lined muffin cups. Bake according to package directions for cupcakes.
For the frosting – make your favorite buttercream frosting or use the canned variety. The canned variety probably won’t look as pretty, but it’s easier. Save a small portion to tint green for the leaves (you won’t need much) or you can go the easy way and buy a tube of Cake Mate green frosting. Your choice.
Frost the cupcakes with red. Cut the tootsie rolls into small pieces and roll into the shape of a stem. Put those in the center of the cupcakes, then pipe in green “leaves.”