that just means you have to eat them 2 at a time,
right?? :-)This week is round 2 of the cupcake challenge
at Hoosier Homemade.
We had to create a summertime themed cupcake
based on something we did this summer.
In May we headed to the beach for a week of fun in the sun.
Everyday that we went to the beach,
we all would take off
our flip flops and leave them
in a pile on the sand.
For some strange reason I liked seeing that pile each day:-)
I don’t know why…I just did.
Now yes, this “pile” of flip flop cupcakes is way
neater than how our real pile looked…
but I had to make it look appealing:-)
Also, I always had to have some Diet Dr. Pepper in our cooler.
It is one of my fav drinks of all times.
So I tried out the Weight Watcher’s cake recipe…
1 cake mix + 1 can of diet dr. pepper = a yummy cupcake
that is somewhat healthier…
but I think I ruined the health factor by adding
lots of frosting, sugar, and candy. LOL!
Hey, with all the cupcakes I have been baking
I had to try to limit a few calories…
These cupcakes were actually pretty easy to make.
I used foil balls (flattened) on the sides
of the cupcake liner so that it couldn’t bake round.
(It helped give it the flip flop shape I was going for.)
The cupcakes were frosted and dipped in colored sugar.
Then I used spice drops to create the flowers.
Now I was going to make some boy flip flops, but
they just looked so plain and boring that I decided to
make them all girly:-)
For the straps I used peach rings cut in half,
some licorice lace candy that I braided for a fun strap,
and some more spice drops flattened and rolled.
Wouldn’t these be adorable for a beach or pool party???
- 1 white cake mix
- 1 can diet Dr. Pepper
- 1 container white frosting
- colored sugars
- spice drops
- peach rings
- licorice laces
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Mix together the cake mix and Dr. Pepper. Make small foil balls and place on either side of the cupcake liner making a flip flop shape. Fill the liner 2/3 full. Bake 18-20 minutes. Let cool.
- Frost the cupcakes and dip the tops in colored sugars.
- Cut the peach rings in half for straps.
- Braid the licorice laces for other straps.
- Flatten the spice drops and cut into small pieces for flowers.
- Put the candy on the cupcakes with a little bit of frosting on the back of each piece. Makes 24 cupcakes.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.