My daughter has been on fall break for the past two weeks, and yesterday was her first day back to school. I wanted to surprise her when she came home from school, and I knew that cupcakes would be perfect! Who doesn’t like cupcakes?! Emma is all girl, so I decided on Strawberry Vanilla Cupcakes with pink frosting. And sprinkles. Because life is better with sprinkles.
So Micah and I loaded up in the van and headed to Walmart to get cupcake fixin’s.
You can see my entire shop here.
So we got home and gathered everything we’d need for our cupcakes.
- 1 box cake mix (any flavor)
- 4 eggs (to be used in place of the amount of eggs on the box)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup buttermilk (in place of the water amount on the box)
Preheat oven to 350F. Combine and beat all ingredients with a hand mixer. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 of the way full with batter, and bake for 12-20 minutes. I know that’s a wide range, but you’ve really gotta watch ’em!
Then, you’ll have glorious, moist, round cupcakes!
I added pink icing coloring to half of my batch so that I could have both white and pink cupcakes. Diversity, I have it. Emma also helped hold the piping bag — she came home in the middle of my surprise baking sesh!
I used a 2A tip on my cupcakes, and I love the result!
I love how light and fluffy this frosting is. It’s absolutely perfect for piping decorative cupcakes, and even for just using a spatula to ice your dessert! It’s easy, fresh, and delish! Traditional jarred frosting can’t compare to this, no way. I’m definitely going to be using it again.
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