Pick-a-Sport Cupcakes

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  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Serving Size: 1 cupcake
  • Yields: 12 (2-1/2 inch) cupcakes
  • Start to Finish: 50 mins
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Pick-a-Sport Cupcakes
Ingredients
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
Directions
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
From the Test Kitchen
Soccer Ball Cupcakes:

Prepare as directed above, except omit red frosting. Soften a log-shape chocolate caramel candy in the microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 5 seconds. Use a rolling pin to flatten softened candy. Cut out small squares using aspic cutters; arrange squares on coated doughnut holes, using white frosting to secure.

Basketball Cupcakes:

Prepare as directed above, except substitute orange candy coating disks for the white candy coating disks, omit the red frosting and use a tube of chocolate icing to pipe lines onto coated doughnut holes to resemble basketballs.

Creamy White Frosting
Ingredients
1
cup shortening
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extract
3
tablespoons milk
Directions
  1. 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.
Nutrition Facts (Pick-a-Sport Cupcakes)
    Per serving:
  • 500 kcal cal.,
  • 25 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 7 g monounsatured fat),
  • 47 mg chol.,
  • 168 mg sodium,
  • 66 g carb.,
  • 54 g sugar,
  • 4 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Creamy White Frosting)
    Per serving:
  • 298 kcal cal.,
  • 16 g fat
  • (4 g sat. fat,
  • 0 mg chol.,
  • 2 mg sodium,
  • 38 g carb.,
  • 0 g fiber,
  • 0 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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