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Pick-a-Sport Cupcakes

Makes: 12 servings
Serving size: 1 cupcake Yield: 12 (2-1/2 inch) cupcakes
Start to Finish 50 mins
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

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 KitchenSoccer 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

Yield: about 3 cups
Start to Finish 5 mins
  • 1  cup  shortening
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1/2  teaspoon  almond extract
  • 4  cups  powdered sugar
  • 3 - 4  tablespoons  milk

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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 12,
  • cal. (kcal) 500,
  • Fat, total (g) 25,
  • chol. (mg) 47,
  • sat. fat (g) 10,
  • carb. (g) 66,
  • Monounsaturated fat (g) 7,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 54,
  • pro. (g) 4,
  • vit. A (IU) 243,
  • vit. C (mg) 1,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 168,
  • Potassium (mg) 90,
  • calcium (mg) 71,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Nutrition Facts (Creamy White Frosting)
  • cal. (kcal) 298,
  • Fat, total (g) 16,
  • chol. (mg) 0,
  • sat. fat (g) 4,
  • carb. (g) 38,
  • Trans fatty acid (g) 2,
  • fiber (g) 0,
  • pro. (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 2,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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