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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Yummy Fun with Mardi Gras Inspired Cupcakes

You can not celebrate Fat Tuesday without a little indulgence - so today we made Mardi Gras inspired cupcakes & they were YUMMY!

We started with our fave yellow cake mix as our base. Then I distributed the batter into 4 bowls. I added food coloring to 3 of the bowls to make my yellow, green and purple colors.

To make purple I used a 2:1 ratio of red to blue. I used 12 drops of red and 6 drops of blue

Then I spooned the batter into the cupcake liners one color at a time. I did not mix the colors - just spooned them on top of each other. Here's what they looked like before going into the oven.

These are the cupcakes right out of the oven

Here's a peek inside - so cute & perfect for Mardi Gras

I added swirls of buttercream icing on top - but did not cover them completely so the colors would show

They were so yummy & fun!

Lastly, here's a look at my Mardi Gras Divas just having fun & enjoying the day! :)



  1. Those are such a great idea!

  2. Your cupcakes turned out really cute. The little Divas are cute aswell.

  3. These cupcakes look like lots of fun1 I had never heard of Fat Tuesday before, we usually call it Pancake Day.

  4. What pretty cupcakes! I'm following from Catch a Wave Wednesday. Have a great night.


  5. Cute cupcakes and the girls look great.
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  6. Love the Mardi Gras theme!


  7. What a wonderful idea Bern. I love the fact that your girls are learning the value and understanding of all diversified cultures. You are awesome...I wish I could bake I would try that.

  8. Lovely blog! I am your newest follower and hope you visit me as well!

  9. These look so pretty! Did you find any books on Mardi Gras? I couldn't find any.

  10. That looks like so much fun! The kids are having a great time :-)

  11. We are making some Mardi Gras cupcakes right now! They look scrumptious!! When I post my Mardi Gras post tonight I will link back to this site for your fun and easy tutorial!

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