Paw Print Cupcake Cake
A paw print-shaped display for delicious cupcakes.
- 15 oz yellow cake mix prepared according to package directions
- 6 sticks unsalted butter softened
- 2 tbsp milk
- 2 tspn vanilla extract
- 1/2 tspn kosher salt
- 2 lb powdered sugar
- 1/4 tspn food coloring golden yellow
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips melted and slightly cooled
- 3/4 cup dark cocoa powder
Place brown cupcake liners into two 12-cup cupcake baking pans. Evenly distribute the cupcake batter into the liners and bake according to the package instructions. Cool completely.
In a large bowl, use a mixer to cream the butter until smooth. Add milk, vanilla extract, and salt. Mix well.
Sift in the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
Divide the frosting evenly into two bowls.
Add the golden yellow food coloring to one bowl and mix well. Add the cooled melted chocolate and cocoa powder to the other bowl and mix well.
Arrange the cupcakes in the shape of a paw.
Scoop the yellow frosting onto each cupcake and evenly spread the frosting, filling in the spaces between the cupcakes.
Fill a piping back with the chocolate frosting and fit a star shaped tip to it. Draw the outline of the paw.