Casey’s girlfriend Lacey turned 22 this week and I had so much fun making her these cowboy hat cupcakes. She is such a cute girl that loves horses, hunting and cowgirl boots so they were perfect for her.
I started with making the cupcakes pink camo. I love this recipe because it makes a very soft creamy cupcake. The secret to the colors not fading into each other is the cream cheese. They really have an amazing texture.
You will need:
8 oz. package of cream cheese softened
2 egg whites
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 box white cake mix
1 cup water
1 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl combine the cream cheese, egg whites, and vegetable oil. Using a mixer to beat the ingredients until combined and creamy. This step is very important, I’ve made this recipe before and had them turn out flat and hard and I believe it was because I didn’t mix it long enough during this step.
Next, add the cake mix, water and vanilla and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes.
Divide your batter and mix colors then spoon each color into the muffin tin.
Bake 18-20 minutes.
The hat is pretty easy to make. You will need rope licorice, pringles and gum drops. I had a little trouble finding the clear color big gum drop. Winco ended up having them in their candy bins.
You will mold the gum drop to a triangle shape and then clip the top with your scissors to look like a hat. Then with icing stick it to the pringles chip and finish by put the licorice around for the band.
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