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These are too adorable! Make your own spectacular summer treat with just a bit of extra work past your traditional cupcake :) Ingredients: - 1 cup (2 sticks) sweet butter, softened - 1 cup granulated sugar - 2 cups cake flour - 2 tsp. baking powder - 1 tsp. salt - 4 large eggs - 1/2 cup buttermilk - 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract for the frosting Decorations - 1 batch of buttercream (I recommend this one: - few drops of food coloring - 2 cups graham cracker crumbs - 18 party drink parasols - 18 sticks fruit-striped candy, cut into 2-inch pieces Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F (175˚C). Place 18 paper baking cups in muffin pans. 2. Place all the ingredients in a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until smooth and pale, about 2 to 3 minutes. 3. Spoon the mixture into the cups. Bake for 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean. 4. Remove the pans from the oven and cool for 5 minutes. Then remove the cupcakes and cool on a rack. 5. Leave 2/3 of the frosting white. Tint the other 1/3 ocean blue. 6. For each cupcake: Frost 2/3 of the top with white frosting and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs for the beach. Frost the other 1/3 with blue frosting, creating “waves” with a knife. 7. Lay the candy on the diagonal across the “sand” for a beach towel and insert the parasol at an angle to make the beach umbrella. Makes 1 1/2 dozen
how cute! I would love to add a little surfboard or a little sand castle
Yum! The icing really looks like waves :)
Love the beach towel!