This recipe will make two decorative cupcake trees. A great dessert for a crowd or give one as a gift.
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1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package white cake mix
1/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Water, as directed on package
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter melted
3 large Land O Lakes® Egg
6 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
1 tablespoon vanilla
5 to 6 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa
Yellow and green food color
Decorator candies, gumdrops etc.
Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.
Combine cake mix, brown sugar and cinnamon in bowl. Add water, 1/3 cup melted butter and eggs; beat at medium speed until ingredients are moistened. Beat at medium-high speed until well mixed.
Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 18-23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, 3/4 cup butter and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, gradually adding enough milk and scraping bowl often for desired spreading consistency.
Place 1/3 cup frosting in bowl; stir in cocoa for brown frosting. Frost 4 cupcakes with brown frosting; set aside. Place 1/3 cup white frosting in another bowl; tint with yellow food color. Spoon into small resealable plastic food bag; set aside. Tint remaining white frosting with green food color. Frost or pipe remaining 20 cupcakes with green frosting.
Arrange 10 green frosted cupcakes into tree-shape on flat surface or large flat platter for each tree; place 2 brown frosted cupcakes at base to form tree trunk.
Snip off small corner of yellow frosting bag. Pipe frosting in a light string design on tree. Decorate each tree as desired.
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