Not only will you say, "Ooh and Aah!"
But you'll also say, "MMM!"
These firecracker cupcakes will be a hit!
They're easy to make, but truthfully, the icing is a bit time consuming to do.
If you decide to make these, you'll need a #233 icing tip and an icing bag.
Easy Cake Recipe
1 boxed cake mix
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup of oil
1/2 cup of water
1 tsp. vanilla (or almond or butternut or whatever goes well with your cake)
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix 1 minute on low, to incorporate ingredients. Scrap down sides and mix 2 minutes on medium speed.
Line a muffin tin with liners. Fill cups 2/3 full. Using a cookie scoop makes for easy and even filling!
Bake 18-23 minutes or until done.
1/2 cup of butter, softened
1/2 cup of shortening
3-4 cups of sifted powdered sugar
1-2 tsp. of vanilla
2 TBSP milk
Cream butter and shortening together. Begin adding powdered sugar and mix well, alternating with vanilla/milk. Your amount of powdered sugar and liquid will depend on the desired consistency of icing.
Divide the frosting and color, if desired. Since blue was my outer most circle, I colored more of the icing blue, then a little less for the red, and leaving a small amount for the white.
Using tip #233, start on the outside of the cupcake, making concentric icing circles. Alternate colors if desired, or make each cupcake a solid color.
It's your cupcake -- celebrate however you want!
I mean, "AAHH!"
Forget it, "Let's eat!"