Monday, May 9, 2011

Beach Themed Summer Cupcakes on a Budget

Warm, sunny days are right around the corner and so, of course, I'm already thinking about summer themed treats!  In fact, I'm hosting a summer kick-off barbecue at my home next month and I'll be baking a batch of beach themed cupcakes on a budget. 

Here's how:
  • Purchase and prepare a boxed yellow cake mix, following the instructions for cupcakes.
  • Dye a tub of vanilla frosting a pale yellow hue using food coloring.
  • Frost the cupcakes and top with mini paper cocktail umbrellas, placed on an angle.
  • Complete your beach themed cupcakes with a gummy bear sunbathing on a small piece of a fruit roll-up or build a tiny sand castle using three yellow Jujube candies.
  • Display your beach themed cupcakes on a tray dusted with brown sugar, and add in a few real shells to resemble the seashore!

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