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Dr. Seuss Cupcake Tutorial

Melissa Bastow

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
  • Sprinkles
  • 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.)


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