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Cherry Cupcakes

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Cherry Cupcakes

We came up with these fun Cherry Cupcakes yesterday. I think they turned out so cute and they are pretty easy to make! We also gave them a cherry flavor!

Cherry Cupcakes

Duncan HinesWhite Cake Mix
1 Small Box of Cherry Jello
Duncan Hines Frosting Creations
Duncan Hines Cherry Vanilla Flavor
Lime Tootsie Rolls
Red Sprinkles
Green Apple Sour Punch Straws

Here are some of the products that you will need….

Candy to Make The Cherry Cupcakes

We mixed boxed cherry Jello into our white boxed cake mix. We scooped our mix into mini muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes until set. Let them cool. We mixed our Frosting Creations cherry vanilla flavoring into the Duncan Hines frosting. Frost the cupcakes…

Cherry Cupcakes

I had my little helpers and one of them couldn’t wait to dive into our mini cherry cupcakes!:)

Cherry Cupcakes

Dip the cupcakes in red sprinkles after frosting them.

Cherry Cupcakes

My youngest helper adores sprinkles!

Cherry Cupcakes

To make the stem you will need green Tootsie Rolls and Green Apple Sour Punch Straws. You want to take the Tootsie Roll and cut it in half. Then take that half and pinch in down in the middle. Press the sides with yours fingers to look like leaves. You can also use a toothpick to make any details on the stems. Cut your sour straws in half and press the leaves on the top. They will stick. If not then just secure with frosting. Poke a hole in 2 mini cupcakes with a toothpick. Press your stems in the holes as far as they will go. That’s it! Now you have super cute Cherry Cupcakes!

Cherry Cupcakes

Here is a close up…

Cherry Cupcakes

Here is my 6 year old with his Cherry Cupcakes!

Cherry Cupcakes

These would be so cute for a party or just to make for fun! We had so much fun making them and hope that you will too!


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These are super beautiful and will be a big hit at any party ๐Ÿ™‚

These are so beyond adorable! You have so many great/fun ideas. Visiting from SomethingSwanky linkup ๐Ÿ™‚

Super fabulous!! I love that you used Cherry Jell-O, and they are SO cute! :0)

They are sooo cute!! I love it!

These are so cute!!

Yum! And so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

Along with your boys, these are so adorable!

I love these!! How fun and what kid wouldn't love these! I love the picture with your little guy staring into the bowl of red sugar!!!! That would be my kids! Thanks for this great idea!

These are sooo cute! They just seem to fit for summer! ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh my gosh!! These are adorable!! I would love it if you would link this up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. It is a new linky party that I started this week. It is still running for 4 more days. Hope to see you there. Nichi

The kid looks how I'd look if I was served the cakes! Delighted!

Really cute! I love the creativity! We love making cupcakes around here and changing them up is always fun–thank you for sharing your idea!

What a fun idea to do with kids… Can't wait until my nieces and nephews come to visit so I can make this with them. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Newest follower.

These are absolutely adorable. Great work!

Wow, this is a GREAT idea! I love cherries and definitely going to make these! Thanks for sharing! Liz

That tongue hanging tell it all.

These are soooo cute! What a wonderful idea ๐Ÿ™‚


So brilliant! What a cute idea! And your kids looks so enthusiatic! Nice work

These look so beautiful! Love the photos of your sons! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! I hope you came by today to VOTE!

They are adorable and I love that the little guys got involved too!

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