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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Go USA! Cupcakes

Inspired by cheering on my favorite team in the 2012 London Olympics, (Team USA, duh.) I decided to make red, white and blue cupcakes for my friends as a tailgating dessert. Because nothing is better than a delicious cupcake before you take the mile hike up to your nosebleed cheap seats! Are those ants playing down there? I don't know but I am sure glad I ate a few cupcakes and veggieburgers before I got up here, it would be a long hike to the concession stand!

GO USA! Cupcakes

The Goods:

1 box white cupcakes
10-15 Strawberries (diced)
1 & 1/2 cup blueberries

The Super-Easy-Yummy&Delicous-Vanilla Frosting:

1 package vanilla pudding
1 container cool whip (thawed)
1 cup cold milk


1. Make cake mix according to box.You can do it. I believe in you. Don't forget to preheat the oven to 350!
2. Add the berries. I didn't really count out how much I put in. Just eyeball it until it looks like you have a good mix of berries to make it really red, white and blue.
3. Bake according to box. My oven took 22 minutes, which was odd because it usually takes a shorter amount of time, but I am thinking the extra moisture of the berries extended the time a bit.
4. While your cupcakes are cooling, start preparing the frosting
5. How do you make the frosting? I'll tell you! You beat the cold milk with the package of pudding for 2 minutes, then fold in the cool whip. 
7. Leave the frosting in your fridge for an hour. Go watch the Olympics while you wait. This is a completely necessary step. Do not skip it.
8. Spread the frosting all up on them cupcakes. Because its a lighter frosting, I added a bit more than I usually do. 
9. If you'd like you can use the extra blueberries and strawberries as a garnish. I made adorable little flowers on a few of my cupcakes. It was a cute touch, if I do say so myself.
10. FEAST. They are very moist cupcakes, and because of the cool-whip frosting and berries, they are very light. So its totally fine if you eat 10 of them in one sitting. The berries make them good for you, right?

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