Rainbow Cupcakes

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     Looking for a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day idea?  Our Rainbow Cupcakes are super cute and oh so easy to put together!!!

You will need:

White cake mix

Red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple food coloring

White Liners from your February box

White frosting, homemade or store bought

Rainbow Jimmies from your February box

Directions:

Make cake mix according to package directions.  Distribute mix evenly in 6 separate bowls.  Line muffin tin with liners.  Add food coloring to bowls, start with a few drops at a time until desired color is achieved.  We love the Americolor gel colors!

 Next fill cupcake liners.  We used a teaspoon and dropped a spoonful of batter into each liner, alternating colors until all the batter is gone.

Bake according to directions, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Let cool completely.

Once cooled, pipe with your favorite frosting, and decorate with rainbow jimmies, and or gold sugar!

~Happy Baking!

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Plaque Place Card Cookies

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I have been seeing these plaque cookies all over social media and thought they would be a perfect addition to one of our holiday boxes!  There are so many things you can do with them!  They are perfect for any celebration, from birthdays, graduations, showers and so much more!

I love the idea of adding names and using them as a place card for a party!  These started off with our favorite sugar cookie recipe and we decorated using our gel writers and glitter!  I am not a cookie artist but practicing to get better! : )

You will need:

Your favorite sugar cookies using your plaque cutters from our December box, cooled (click here for our favorite recipe)

Icing of choice

Gel Writers from our December box

Other decorative items- stencils, sprinkles, glitter etc

To Do:

Make cookies according to recipe and let cool.  Frost cookies with icing of choice for a base, we used a basic royal icing.  Once icing has dried, using gel writers decorate cookies.  We outlined some, added polka-a-dots, wrote names, etc.  Be careful not to cut too much off of the tip of writer, or icing will come out thicker.  The gel does not harden like royal icing, it does set up, but will stay tacky so we do not recommend stacking cookies.  Get creative, add glitter, sprinkles and more!!!

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Surprise Coffin Cookies

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Looking for a last minute Halloween treat?  Our Surprise Coffin Cookies are fun and easy to make!  These start out as a basic sugar cookie, with a fun treat inside!

You will need:

  • Your favorite sugar cookie recipe, try ours here
  • Coffin Cookie Cutter (featured in our September box)
  • Your favorite small candy, we used Reese’s Pieces and M&M’s- the mini’s work great!
  • Your favorite frosting, we used store bought chocolate
  • Food Coloring of choice- we used black gel
  • Icing pens, writers or royal icing

How to:

Make your favorite sugar cookie dough and cut out cookies.  We used our Coffin Cookie cutter.  These surprise cookies are actually 3 cookies in one, you will need to cut out the middle on the cookies you would like to have the surprise inside.  You can use a smaller cookie cutter, or we just used a knife to cut out center.  To keep edges smooth, try dusting knife and cookie cutter in flour!

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Bake according to recipe and let cool.  Once cooled, it’s time to assemble the surprise cookies!  We used store bought chocolate frosting and added black gel food coloring to achieve our desired black.  Chocolate frosting is easier to get a nice black color with, and will not get gray or ashy!  Start with a few drops, adding more until the perfect black is achieved!  Start out with 1 normal cut cookie, then take a cookie where the center was removed and carefully frost the back edges.  The sides are thin, so be careful not to apply too much pressure or cookie will break.  “Glue” to top of cookie.

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As you can see the cookies were not all the same sizes after baking.  It’s okay!  Next add a few pieces of your favorite candy.  The mini candies will work the best.  You can also add sprinkles!

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Next, frost the back of another full cookie and place on top.  Using an icing spatula or knife, frost entire cookie sides and top and smooth out.  Let dry, then you can use an icing pen, writer or even royal icing to decorate top of cookie.  We used our CK Writers that we have featured in the past.  We also made scary faces with the eyes from our September box.  Have fun getting creative!  My boys loved these!!!

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Patriotic Frozen Yogurt Cups

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Summer sure if flying by!  4th of July is one of my favorite holidays.  If your schedule is like mine, there is not much time in between the kids, work and all the other things that make life so fun.

Try making these super easy frozen yogurt cups this 4th of July.  The kids will love to help and eat, and you don’t have to feel bad since they are good for you too!

You will need:

  • Your favorite granola
  • Your favorite yogurt – I used Greek strawberry, blueberry and raspberry
  • Mini cups from our June box
  • Fresh sliced strawberries, blueberry, raspberries or any fruit you desire

 

Directions:

Place your cups on a cookie sheet.  Fill the bottom of each cup with granola, about 1/4 of an inch.

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Stir yogurt in a small bowl until completely mixed.  Fill each cup 1/2 – 2/3 full.  Garnish with fresh fruit of choice.

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Place in freezer for at least 3-4 hours.  Keep frozen until ready to serve.  Just peel paper cup away and enjoy!

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All of us here at My Bakers Box wish you and your families a Happy 4th of July!!

~Happy Baking!