Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Watermelon Cupcakes


I am very lucky in many ways. I have a husband who is the best, a family that is amazing, great friends, and also a job I love. One thing about my job that I really love is my coworkers. When I first started teaching I had 4 other first year teachers in my age group. We all got along wonderfully and have stayed close throughout our years at King. There are also several other wonderful teachers who we hang out with often. Tomorrow I am having a few of the girls at my house for a "summer is almost over" get together. I am making a light, healthy menu. However, I did need one decadent addition and who doesn't love cupcakes?! I knew I wanted something that screamed summer so I searched the internet. When I saw these I was in love! They were easy to make and came out adorable. Impressive looking without being overly time consuming. Try them!

In this picture you can see how the chocolate chips look like seeds. So cute!


Source: The Cupcake Review

Ingredients:
1 batch of your favorite vanilla cupcake mix (from scratch or a box)
1 batch of your favorite vanilla frosting (from scratch of a can)
Mini chocolate chips
Red food coloring
Green food coloring

Directions:
1- Once your cupcake batter is made, add some red food dye and stir until it is the desired color.
2- Stir in some mini chocolate chips (I used probably about 1/2 cup) and fill cupcake tins 3/4 full.
3- Bake according to directions, allow to cool completely.
4- Stir some green food coloring into the frosting. Pipe it onto the cupcakes or frost with a knife.
5- Serve and enjoy!

7 comments:

  1. These look great! Very "baked by melissa" looking. Thanks for the shout out. For the record you're the best.

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  2. These look so adorable. What fun!

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  3. they look so yummy! makes me want to make them soon!

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  4. soooo cute!!! wish i was there to have had one!! :(

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  5. How cute are those?! Perfect for summer!

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  6. those were sooo delish! i want another one now, i was thinking about them today! ;)

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