This post has been sponsored by Airheads. However, all opinions are my own!
Cupcakes are about the best dessert you can make, in my opinion! I love to to make them, decorate them and eat them. And, I love that there are so many flavors, frostings and decorations you can add to them – chocolate/chocolate, vanilla/chocolate, red velvet/cream cheese, lemon/raspberry – the combinations are endless! My kids have followed in my love of cupcakes, too! But really, what kid doesn’t love cupcakes?! So, when I was asked to come up with a fun creation using Airheads Candy, I knew EXACTLY what to make – CUPCAKES!
I knew I just had to whip up one of my favorite recipes and top it in a creative way – and that’s just what I did!
Of course, you can make your favorite cupcake recipe from scratch, or you can do like I did and use a box mix, add a little to it and call it homemade. Nobody will ever know.
Make regular size cupcakes or minis. I made both. There seems to always be a little leftover batter that requires you to make mini cupcakes. I’m pretty sure there’s an unwritten law or rule somewhere that says you can’t throw out any extra batter. Once you have your cupcakes baked, whip up a batch of my buttercream frosting. It’s THE best and easiest around. I even did a little two part tutorial on Periscope on how to get the best results when I was making these cupcakes for you to see. Make sure to check it out!
To decorate my cupcakes, I pulled out my small rolling pin and some little cookie cutters. I then rolled out the Airheads into sheets and cut out my shapes to put on top of my cupcakes. Airheads are sweet, chewy, moldable and kids love them which makes them the perfect cupcake topper!
You really could use this trick for any holiday or occasion. Try numbers for a birthday, bunnies for Easter or pumpkins for Halloween. You can find cutouts for about anything you want at any craft or cake baking store. Get creative! Check out how cute mine turned out!
I love them! I can also tell you that my kids LOVED them, too! I may have left the room for short amount of time while taking these photos and come back to one less cupcake topper courtesy of a cute little 3 year old red head. haha! Good thing I was pretty much finished!
Making cupcakes and getting creative is a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen and if it involves Airheads Candy, it’s sure to be a hit! Let the kids unwrap the candy, roll out the Airheads and even cut out the shapes. It’s fun, it can’t be messed up and you get to spend a little quality time together making memories that will last a lifetime.
I’d love to hear what creative treat you could come up with using Airheads! Tell me in the comments below!
Airheads Candy Cupcakes
- One 18.25-ounce box yellow cake mix
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/3 cups water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 4 large eggs
Preheat oven to 325°F.
Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans (you'll need approx. 36).
In a large bowl, whisk together the cake mix, flour, sugar and salt.
Add the remaining ingredients and beat with hand mixer for 2 minutes, or until well blended.
Use an ice cream scoop to fill the prepared cupcake tins- fill about 3/4 full.
Bake about 18 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting with my favorite buttercream frosting.
Top with your own Airheads shapes by rolling out airheads with small rolling pin and using small cookie cutters. Top your cupcakes with your creation!
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