Recipes — 06 April 2014
Springtime Cupcakes

Here’s a fun recipe for spring that your kids will love to make with you!

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes:
1 box yellow or devil’s food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting and Decorations:
2 1/2 cups shredded coconut.Yellow food color.
1 container vanilla frosting (or make your own!)
48 brown miniature candy-coated chocolate baking bits
24 small orange gumdrops

Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. 2 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. 3 Place coconut in resealable food-storage plastic bag. Add about 8 drops yellow food color; seal bag and shake to mix. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Top with yellow coconut. For eyes, add brown baking bits. Cut orange gumdrops to look like beaks; place on cupcakes. Store loosely covered. (Source: Betty Crocker.com)

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