Friends Coming Over For A Summer Party? Make Sure You Have Dessert

August 15, 2019
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Summer Cupcakes

Beautiful cupcake treats perfect for a gathering of friends.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Decorating Time 1 hour
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24
Author D. Leecious


  • 15 oz vanilla cake mix prepare batter according to package directions
  • 1 cup chocolate frosting
  • 4 cups buttercream frosting
  • food coloring


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (180˚C).

  2. Prepare the cake batter according to the package instructions.

  3. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with the orange liners.

  4. Scoop ¼ cup (30 G) of cake batter into each cup. Bake according to the package instructions, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Let cool for 30 minutes.

  5. Frost each cupcake with a flat layer of chocolate frosting.

  6. Divide the buttercream frosting between small bowls and dye with gel food coloring as desired. Transfer the colored buttercream to piping bags fitted with your desired tips.

  7. Pipe shapes onto the cupcakes.


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