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Unicorn Cupcakes

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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 24 Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 box French Vanilla Mix
  • Ingredients Listed on the Back of the Box
  • Green Food Coloring Gel+

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 cups unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 5 - 7 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Green Gel Food Coloring

Instructions

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven as per directions on the box.
  • Put the liners in the muffin pan. Set aside.
  • Following the directions add ingredients.
  • Mix all ingredients as instructed.
  • Divide the batter into two bowls
  • Mix in a few drops of green food coloring into one bowl.
  • Alternate between the green batter and the plain one, scoop  about 1 TBSP of batter each into the cupcake liners until ⅔ full.
  • Put in the oven and bake for 22 minutes.
  • Check for doneness. ( Insert a toothpick into the center of a cupcake, it should come out clean.)
  • If they are not done, check again every three minutes until they are done.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool.Transfer to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Vanilla Frosting Directions

  • Wilton Unicorn icing decorations (Found at Walmart stores)
  • Using a standing mixer combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy
    whipping cream, vanilla, and mix on medium speed until combined and
    smooth
  • Set aside 1/4 C of frosting in the small bowl and mix in 2 - 3 drops
    of green food coloring and mix until combined
  • Scoop the green frosting into 1 side of the piping bag
  • Scoop the remaining frosting into the piping bag
  • Squeeze the piping bag to make sure that both colors will pipe out of the tip

Decorating Directions

  • Using the frosting bag, pipe frosting onto the top of the cupcake
  • Using the Unicorn Horn icing decoration, place it into the top middle
    of the frosting
  • Place 1 "Ear" on both sides of the horn
  • Place the "Wink" eye icing sprinkle under the horn where eyes should go
  • Place the St Patrick's day sprinkles anywhere around the ears and horn
    of the cupcakes.