Day-at-the-Beach Cupcakes

From PILLSBURY BAKING
Makes 24 Cupcakes

These are sure to make a splash at your next party!

 

INGREDIENTS

1 box PILLSBURY Moist Supreme Yellow Premium Cake Mix
1 cup water
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
3 large eggs
1 (16 oz.) container PILLSBURY Confetti FUNFETTI Blue Vanilla Flavored Frosting
3/4 cup finely crushed small bear-shaped graham crackers
48 small bear-shaped graham crackers
24 fruit-flavored gummy candy rings
2 (0.5 oz.) individual packets rolled fruit leather snacks
24 paper parasols

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin cups with paper cupcake liners.

2.Prepare cake mix according to package directions using water, oil, and eggs. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups filling 2/3 full. Bake 19 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

3.Spread frosting over tops of cupcakes. Sprinkle half of each cupcake with a scant tablespoon graham cracker crumbs to cover frosting, to resemble sand. Sprinkle a heaping 1/8 teaspoon confetti candy bits from the frosting container over the blue frosting on each cupcake.

4.Unroll fruit leather. With a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut into 24 small 1 1/2-inch x 1-inch rectangles. Arrange 1 rectangle on top of sandy side of each cupcake. Place 1 bear cracker on top of rectangle, face up. Insert remaining bear crackers into centers of gummy candy rings. Arrange on top of blue frosting on each cupcake by inserting feet into frosting. Just before serving, open paper parasols and insert into sandy side of cupcake.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at pillsburybaking.com