If you saw my blog post here you saw the pictures and reference to the cupcake cocktails I got from the queen of all things cupcake…….that were so cute. (If you haven’t already checked out her blog you need to make it a point to do so.) After doing the post I got motivated and decided to make them myself for a small New Years Eve gathering with a couple of friends. They were super easy and they turned out great. And, yes, the saying “If I can do this anybody can do this” holds very true.
You just use a simple boxed cake mix – preferably white, but all I had on hand was yellow so I used that instead.
You mix it up per the directions in the box and then add a little food coloring to create whatever color of “cocktails” you want. I split mine into three bowls and added three different food colorings: green, orange and yellow.
Then you pour them directly into your martini glasses (after you grease and flour them) just like you normally would a cupcake tin. Place the filled glasses on a baking sheet and place the baking sheet in the oven. Yes, the glasses can go right in the oven!
Next take your ready made icing of choice and add the food coloring just like you did with the batter.
When the cupcakes are done wet the rim of the glass and dip into the sugar or sprinkles of your choice. (Normally your glass would have the baked cupcake in it – I just forgot to take a picture of that part.)
Then they’ll look something like this.
Top them with the colored icing and decorate each one with whatever sprinkles, candy, etc. you have on hand.
And, voila’! Here’s what you end up with……cute, huh?!
I’m not much of a baker so I was quite proud of my cocktail cupcakes thanks to Hoozier Homemade. (I actually added my own touch later by cutting Twizzlers in half and inserting them in each one to look like straws. It was very cute, but I didn’t get a picture. Grrrr!)
My granddaughter, who partied with us for a while, thought they were quite cute and tasty!
She was there to celebrate and preferred everyone have on some sort of ears or headband. Our sweet friends obliged her request with fervor. Cute, Steve!
Earlier, when the kids dropped off our granddaughter, we were given strict orders to have her in bed at a decent hour since she missed her nap. So we thought it would be funny to freak them out by sending these pictures to them at midnight!
But, of course, we actually took them at 7:45p right before we put her down to bed. (Sorry for the lack of quality in these pictures. My husband used his cellphone.) We just waited till midnight to send them the pictures to give them a little scare! And scare them we did. Too funny! (I know….a little mean….but you have to admit it’s kind of funny.)
Cupcake cocktails, grandbabies and good friends…….I’d say that’s a very good way to ring in the New Year!