Fun Party Cupcakes Recipe
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Fun Party Cupcakes Recipe

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These are a cinch to bake—and even more fun to decorate! Our Test Kitchen staff turned out a pair of not-so-scary aliens, but you can let the kids top their cakes any way they want.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:24 servings
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package cake mix of your choice (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Green gel food coloring or color of your choice, optional
  • Assorted candies of your choice: Pretzel sticks, Tic Tacs, Life Savers, red string licorice, Tart'n'Tinys, Chuckles, and Peanut M&M's

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 202 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 189mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 0g fiber), 2g protein


  1. Prepare cake batter according to package directions. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
  2. Bake at 350° for 18-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Tint the frosting with food coloring if desired. Frost the cupcakes and decorate as desired. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Fun Party Cupcakes in Taste of Home Cupcakes & Muffins 2007, p17

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