Tonight we went to Madison's summer swim team picnic, so I decided to make festive cupcakes to celebrate the swim season. I think they turned out really cute. Once we got to the picnic I displayed them all on my fabulous cupcake stand I picked up at Target this spring. I am so glad I took a couple of pictures of the cupcakes before we left the house, because once I put them on the dessert table at the picnic they were gone in seconds!
Pool Party Cupcakes
1 box French Vanilla Cake Mix
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup buttermilk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line pan with 24 cupcake liners.
Sift cake mix into a large mixing bowl.Add eggs, buttermilk and oil. Using an electric mixer, mix until ingredients are all combined.
Using a large cookie scoop, fill liners 2/3 full. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done.
Cool on a wire rack.
3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature6 cups confectioners sugar
1 T whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Wilton blue icing color paste
In the bowl of your stand mixer add butter and mix for about 1 minute.
Add confectioners sugar one cup at a time.Add whipping cream and vanilla extract and beat until light and fluffy.
Add blue coloring with a toothpick until you get your desired color. Whip to combine color.
Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes (I use a Wilton 1M tip)
Top with gummy Lifesavers, Teddy Grahams and a paper umbrella.