The cupcake craze may or may not be over, but in my house, they will never go out of style! Cupcakes are our go-to birthday treat at school and, quite often, for our home parties as well. Kids love to help decorate them, and they look just as appealing no matter how unrestrained your little assistants are with sprinkles and toppings.
Cupcakes just say "fun,” and that's especially true for these extra-cute and festive ones using red and blue sprinkles for a patriotic effect. You could adapt these almost endlessly ... school colors for a graduation party, team colors for a tailgate, or pink and blue for a baby shower.
Vanilla Confetti Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 - 25 minutes Yield: 18 cupcakes
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, room temperature
2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup red and blue sprinkles
Reynolds Kitchens Tip: Foil baking cups add a fun and festive feel to your cupcakes or muffins, which will put a smile on everyone’s face when they’re served! Plus, foil baking cups are sturdy enough to use with or without a muffin tin. So if you’re ever in a pinch, simply place the filled baking cups on a baking sheet and you’re ready to go!
Moms, what's your favorite way to decorate cupcakes?