Friday, June 21, 2013

Beginning of Summer Watermelon Cupcakes

Hi everyone!

I had meant to post this earlier in the week but I've been tortured by the "stomach flu" since early Tuesday evening. This is the first time I've made it out of bed for more than 15 minutes since then (and it is Friday! Gross).

Anyway, I made these for my daughter's last day of school. They were a big hit and I wanted share with you. They were super easy to make.

So, first I just mixed up a boxed white cake mix:

I then added Rose gel food colouring by Wilton until I reached my desired colour:

The colour I was looking for was more of a coral-pink colour so I did add a few drops of red colouring. This was my final colour:

Stir in about 3-4 tablespoons of watermelon jello powder for flavouring:

Add about 1/4-1/2 cup of chocolate chips for "seeds":

Pour into cute cupcake papers. I found these at Bulk Barn.

I mixed together a buttercream icing recipe that I found at Savory Sweet Life and added green gel colouring:

I frosted the cupcakes and added a little gummy watermelon slice for cuteness!

Let me know what you think!