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Spring Time Flower Pot cupcakes
Last year I saw these adorable flower pot silicone baking cups in the store. I thought, “Oh those are so cute. But really when would I actually use them?” I didn’t buy them. And then for the next year every time I went to go bake cupcakes I kept thinking; “Man, I really wish I had those adorable flower pot baking cups!” So when I saw them in the store again this year; I bought them immediately. They seem to only show up around Spring and Easter time. But you can also find the Flower pot silicone baking cups on amazon randomly throughout the year. So I finally had my flower pot baking cups that I have been wanting for over a year. So obviously I had to try them out! My kids didn’t mind. They love when I make cupcakes, because I rarely eat any of them. Thus more for the kids! I just like to bake. But what I really love about these flower pot cupcakes is that they are so adorable. And actually look quite festive. But they are one of the easiest cupcakes I have ever decorated!
- Chocolate cake mix or this Devil's Food cake recipe
- Cool Whip Chocolate frosting
- Green Coconut Flakes
- Wilton Flower candy Decorating Kit
- Flower Pot Silicone Baking cups
- Mix the cake batter and bake in the silicone flower pot baking cups.
- Thoroughly cool the cupcakes
- Spread with Chocolate Cool Whip Frosting
- Sprinkle with Green Coconut Flakes
- Assemble the candy flowers
- Insert into the cupcakes.
Once you bake up your cupcakes; you want to make sure they cool completely. Then you frost them. My favorite way is with a nice Whipped frosting or the Cool Whip frosting from the freezer section right next to the Cool Whip whipped cream. I used them before when I made Raspberry Filled Gourmet cupcakes and it was heavenly! Those are my two favorites when it comes to flavor. I like the chocolate frosting because it gives the look of dirt for the flower cupcake look. I merely just smeared some of the frosting across the tops of the cupcakes. You don’t need a lot. And it doesn’t have to look super fancy either. Sprinkle on some green coconut flakes. I like this method because to me it looks a bit more like grass than say sprinkles do. Plus I love coconut and chocolate together. To make the green coconut flakes, simply put some coconut in a plastic bag. Add 1-3 drops of green food coloring. Seal the bag and shake. Ta-Da! You have green coconut flakes. Then finally you want to use the adorable Wilton flower decorating kit I found at Walmart. It offers the easiest method I’ve found for making a believable and cute flower for the Flower Pot Cupcakes. Plus the kids say they taste really good. And that is always most important in our kitchen. Taste comes before beauty! Simply add the white candy ball to the center of the flower. Insert it into the cupcake and then add the leaf candy at the base. And now you are finished! I told you it was super easy! And yet they look so cute! They look like you spent a lot more time on them than you really did! I love being sneaky like that! These Flower Pot Cupcakes would be perfect for any Spring or Summer party, brunch, birthday party, themed party, or just for fun. If you want something extra festive pair them with our adorable PEEPS mini Easter Basket cupcakes.