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Video:Flower Power Party Cupcakes

with Rachel Edelman

If you're planning a '60s-themed party or just want to give the kids a chance to get creative, then decorating these flower power cupcakes is the groovy activity needed to complete your shindig.See Transcript

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Transcript:Flower Power Party Cupcakes

Hi, I m Rachel Edelman for About.com Food. Cupcakes make a great personal sized dessert for a kid's birthday party. For a '60s themed party, jazz up these cupcakes with flower power smiles. I'm going to show you how to do this step-by-step.

Flower Power Cupcake Ingredients

For this recipe you will need:
  • a vanilla cake mix and box ingredients (i.e. oil, eggs, water)
  • vanilla frosting
  • colored icing tubes
  • sprinkles
  • decorative baking cups
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line the cupcake pan with baking cups.

Prepare the Cupcake Mix

In a mixing stand bowl, pour in the cake mix and add the oil, the eggs, and the water. For this mix, I'm going to blend on medium for 2 minutes so everything is well-blended and smooth.

Bake the Cupcakes

Carefully spoon the batter into the baking cups so they are 2/3 of the way full. Place them in the oven and cook for about 21 minutes. You can check them by inserting a toothpick into one of them. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are ready.

Once cupcakes are done, let them cool completely on a wire rack.

Frost the Cupcakes

Now it s time to decorate! Gather the materials including the vanilla frosting and the frosting gels. With a small spatula, frost each cupcake. If you d like to add sprinkles, do this now so that they stick to the wet frosting. Then, let the frosting harden for about 10 minutes to make the flowers.

Decorate the Flower Power Cupcakes

Next, using yellow icing tube, make a medium-sized yellow circle in the center of each cupcake top, then fill in the circle.

Next, take different color frosting, and draw daisy-shaped petals on the cupcake. You can leave the petals as they are, or fill them in with different colored frosting.

Perhaps let your guests finish the smile by using the darkest gel to add their own eyes, smile, and their own special touches. I hope your guests enjoy this groovy treat.

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