Whimsical Cookery is a site for adults who prefer to eat like children, or perhaps just need to cook for some children. This site contains an aversion to vegetables, a love of fried food and cupcakes, lazy shortcuts, some disturbing creations, and an ignorance of proper culinary practices...

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Froot Loop Cupcakes

It is hard for me to steer away from snow-white vanilla cupcakes, but I also adore dressing up my vanilla cakes.  I also thought this site needed more summery-looking foods.  Therefore, I present the main difference between a vanilla cupcake and Froot Loop Cupcakes:

Duh.  Froot Loops!

These are incredibly simple to make.  Just prepare one box of white cake mix using the egg whites method.  If you are a purist, find a simple white cake recipe online yielding 24 cupcakes.

Top with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter (two sticks) - room temperature
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp clear vanilla
1/4 cup skim milk

1. With an electric mixer, cream the butter.

2. Add milk and vanilla.

3. Add powdered sugar and beat, one cup at a time, until smooth.

4. Frost cupcakes.

5. Top with Froot Loops just before serving!

WARNING: Many cupcake toppers go stale faster than you may anticipate.  By the next day my leftover cupcakes had stale Froot Loops on them.  But this may also apply to fruit, marshmallows, or candies. Therefore, top as many cupcakes as you anticipate people eating.  It is also a good idea to refridgerate any cupcakes that have dairy in the frosting if you are planning on keeping them more than a day.