Painted Cupcakes

Make a quick and easy glaze for cupcakes by warming canned white frosting in the microwave. Then paint colorful designs on the cupcakes using Flavor Paints – a fragrant mix of vanilla or lemon extract and food color.

Ingredients
Serves: 24
Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Directions
30 mins Prep time
30 mins Prep time
  • Spoon frosting into medium microwavable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 seconds, stirring every 10 seconds. (Frosting should be a pourable consistency.)

  • Dip tops of cupcakes into frosting. Let stand 10 minutes or until frosting is dried.

  • Prepare desired colors of Flavor Paints (see tip). Using small clean paint brushes, paint designs on cupcakes.

Cooking tip

• For easier painting, refrigerate cupcakes for 15 minutes. 

Flavor Paints: 

Rosy Red: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Red Food Color 

Deep Ocean Blue: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Blue Food Color 

Blackest Night: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Black Food Color 

Grass Green: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Green Food Color 

Lemony Yellow: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Yellow Food Color 

Neon Blue: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 3 drops McCormick® Neon Blue Food Color 

Neon Green: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Neon Green Food Color 

Neon Purple: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 2 drops McCormick® Neon Purple Food Color 

Neon Pink: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract and 2 drops McCormick® Neon Pink Food Color 

Deep Pink: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 15 drops McCormick® Red Food Color 

Medium Pink: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 5 drops McCormick® Red Food Color 

Light Pink: 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract and 2 drops McCormick® Red Food Color

Nutrition information

Nutritional Information coming soon!

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