Atomic Fireball Cupcakes

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These really taste like atomic fireballs, but they’re not super spicy, they taste more like the sweet center of the fireball. My friend said that these are probably her new favorite cupcake. If you like cinnamon candies, you will love these cupcakes. For a prank you could tell everyone that they are strawberry. I almost did that but decided against it:) Seriously though, these cupcakes really capture the flavor of atomic fireballs.

For the cupcakes (makes 24):

  • 1 cup water
  • 20 atomic fireballs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs

1.  Add the atomic fireballs to the water in a small bowl and let it sit for at least 30 minutes. Remove the fireballs from the water. 2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line 24 cupcake tins with cupcake liners. 3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and beat well. Add the remaining ingredients and beat until just combined. 4. Fill the baking cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. 5. Let the cupcakes cool and then frost them.

For the frosting:

  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon imitation cinnamon extract
  • red food coloring

1. Beat together all the frosting ingredients until light and fluffy. You could add some atomic fireball water if you wanted to (just let some atomic fireballs soak in water for a little while. Frost the cupcakes.

 

 

Simple Elephant Cake

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I did this cake for my grandma, who asked me if I could do an elephant cake after I posted my very first post. To do the elephant shape, I just found a picture of an elephant at and cut it out and used it as a template on a 9×13 cake. You will need to make the image larger depending on the size of cake you make. Cutting cakes into shapes is surprisingly easy if you follow the steps below.

Here are the steps:

  • 1. Print out your template and cut it out.
  • 2. Bake your cake and remove it from the pan to a baking sheet.
  • 3. Put your (already cooled) cake in the freezer for 30-60 minutes (this makes it easier to cut).
  • 4. Place the template on top of your cake and cut around the edges.
  • 5. Frost the cake with your desired frosting.