Beautiful Pick-a-Sport Cupcakes
These cupcakes will be a home run for any sports loving family
Ingredients for Pick-a-Sport Cupcakes
2 cups Creamy White Frosting or canned creamy white frosting
Green food coloring
12 2 1/2 inches cupcakes in paper bake cups (any flavor)
1 cup white candy coating disks
12 plain doughnut holes
Red food coloring
In a medium bowl tint 2 cups of the white frosting with green food coloring to make a grass color. Place frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a star tip or multiopening (grass) tip. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes to resemble grass.
For baseballs, in a small microwave-safe bowl microwave white candy coating on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute. Stir; microwave for 30 to 60 seconds more or until melted, stirring once more. Using a fork, dip the doughnut holes, one at a time, into melted candy coating, turning to coat completely. Place on waxed paper until set.
Tint the remaining 3/4 cup frosting red. Place frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a round tip. Pipe Xs onto doughnut holes to resemble the stitching on baseballs. Place a doughnut hole on each cupcake. Makes 12 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes.
Creamy White Frosting
Ingredients for Creamy White Frosting
1 cup shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
4 cups powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. Makes about 3 cups.