Happy Birthday Cupcakes

A running/work friend recently asked me to make cupcakes for her little man’s 2nd birthday and these little bright babies were the result. What speaks more to a 2nd birthday – bright, bright colors of course! This recipe is also fairly basic so it’s a good recipe for anyone on the go. So let’s get to the recipe and together say: Happy Birthday Little Man.

Cupcakes:

  • 1 box of cake mix (I used chocolate)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of melted butter
Mix all above ingredients together, beat until smooth and pour into cupcake liners and bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
The icing itself is a basic buttercream and a true Carlene recipe – meaning that you start with a basic shell of a recipe, taste and add more depending on what you think is missing. Here is my basic buttercream recipe:
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 4-5 cups of icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp of whipping cream
  • 2-3 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Wilton butter flavouring
  • yellow Gel Wilton food coloring
Wait until the cupcakes have fully had a chance to cool and ice the cupcakes using the Wilton 1M tip and sprinkle with colored sprinkles (I got mine from Bulk Barn).
Enjoy & Happy Birthday Celebrating!
Carlene
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