Tasty Tuesday- Cupcake Poppers

I saw these first on Crazy Domestic. As soon as I saw them I knew I HAD to make them.

I looked through my cabinet and I had everything I needed so I finally made these this past weekend.
And all I can say is YUM!!! 🙂

They do take some time but they are fabulous!

Cupcake Poppers

-1 box Betty Crocker Super Moist White Cake (or your favorite brand/recipe)
(I thought I had a plain Vanilla cake mix but it was Funfetti so that is what I used and it worked just fine.)
-Food coloring, liquid or gel
-Vanilla Frosting
-Mini cupcake pan

Mix the batter as directed on the box.

Then separate into 4 different bowls, about 1- 1 1/4 cups batter in each.
Add 5-6 drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix well.

Spoon batter into mini cupcake tins and bake @ 350° for 8-10 minutes or until they pass the toothpick test.

While the cupcakes are baking, separate frosting into 4 small bowls, and add 5-6 drops of food coloring to each and mix well.

Once the cupcakes are cool, cut off tops with a serrated knife.
You can eat those bottoms if you just HAVE to try the cake for a taste test. (HIGHLY suggested.)

Spread some color coordinated frosting onto the underside of one of the tops and then sandwich another top of the same color on top.

I then placed them into mini cupcake liners to prevent them from sticking to the bottom of my pan and so you can pick them up easily.


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  • Em {Emerging Em}
    January 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Holy cow, those look sooo good! And of course, you always need to taste test. 😉

  • Ali Rockwell
    January 25, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    How adorable are these?? I love to make rainbow cupcakes and just do a few spoonfuls of all different colors in each cupcake. They turn out super cute.

  • Val
    January 25, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Yum, I just did color burst cupcakes the other day with my little girl!!! I love the solid colors. So much fun.

  • Stuff by Ash
    January 25, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    So fun! So what is your super secret to having the cupcakes not stick to the pan?

  • Rhiannon
    January 25, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    oooh great idea! thanks for sharing i think i;ll just have to do this for my sons bday

  • Lori@KitchenFunk
    January 25, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Allison, these look delicious and crazy – just right for my gang.

    Just want to tell you I've been enjoying your blog. Lots of great ideas. Did you decide on a color for the frames yet from your post the other day? I know you want to stay away from green (my fav color) but how about a mixing it up a little and trying both brown frames AND some burnt umber frames(or some other deep brownish orange). Just for you to mull over… 😉 ~Lori

  • gina luv
    January 26, 2011 at 3:43 am

    these look so good! how did you know i was craving cake and frosting?!!! 🙂
    I have missed your blog! I noticed that when I converted to my own domain I lost many of my favorite blogs because my gfc reader didn't transfer and my blog roll didn't transfer either…so now that I found you I will put you back on the blog roll so I can read your posts regularly. I ADORE your new blog design. So cute:)

  • Michelle @ Dream Home DIY
    January 26, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    Oh yum yum yum!! These look sooooo good

  • Paula
    January 26, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Do these not look good?? Making some pink or red for Valentine's Day would be fun, too!