It's always a good time to celebrate a little Dr Seuss! His books are always among my all time favorites, no matter how old I get. I love reading them to my kids, and I'll love reading them to my grandchildren someday.
So why not get a little more excited about it and make some cupcakes to go along with the reading? (There's really no reason to not have cupcakes whenever you're reading.)
Here's what you'll need:
- 1 box Funfetti Cake Mix, baked to package directions in mini cupcake form
- 1—16 oz. Container Whipped Topping
- Food Coloring—Pink, Blue, Purple, Yellow, Orange, and Green
- Mini Cupcake Liners
- Piping Bags
Prepare the cake mix according to the directions on the box and bake them as mini cupcakes. Once they are completely cooled, cut out a small hole in the middle of each one.
Fill each hole with sprinkles. Make sure they're filled well, but not overflowing.
Divide the whipped topping into 6 separate bowls, and mix in each food coloring color. To get the pastel looking colors, you don't need much food coloring.
Spoon the colored whipped topping into 6 piping bags. Starting with your bottom color, fill the top of the cupcake in a thin, circular pattern. Using next color, pipe a little bit smaller circle on top of the bottom color leaving the edges of the first color showing. Continue this with all your colors. You should have a tall, cone shape pattern on your cupcake. Don't worry about being perfectly precise, because this is Seuss, and his drawings always had character!
Once you're done share the cupcakes with a group of kids and watch their eyes light up when the sprinkles come spilling out of the center! (And maybe grab a vacuum.)