Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easy Earth Day Cupcakes

Every year, I used Earth Day to have a fun filled day full of recycled crafts with my daughter. We upcycle milk jugs, egg cartons and cereal boxes into fun and useful things. This year we decided to make a treat to go along with our day of crafts. These cupcakes are so easy to make and delicious!

You will need: 

  • A Cake Mix and everything to make the cake
  • Everything for the Frosting Recipe Below 
  • Skittles (I buy the HUGE bags so I don't run out)

Lemon Icing:

  • 1/2 Cup of white vegetable shortening
  • 4 C. Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Water or Milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure lemon extract 
  • Add all of the ingredients to your mixer and mix until a even consistency. 

For these cupcakes I baked the cake according box directions. I frosted them with a basic star tip. I then stacked the green Skittles in a triangle and added a purple Skittle for the trunk.

My daughter loved these fun tree cupcakes and it was fun to have a snack while we worked on our recycled projects.

Do you do anything for Earth Day?
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Masshole Mommy said...

What a fun idea. They are cute.

Jane @ TheWomenTalk said...

Looks tempting...

MikiHope said...

Earth Dy is a very important day and actually should be celebrated every day of the year. I do love that you recycle or upcycle to do crafts with your children.

bxcrochet said...

That is such a great idea. I think I will be making these with my daughter.

Michelle F.

Liz Mays said...

I love using the green Skittles for Earth Day. What a terrific way to celebrate.

Stephanie Pass said...

So cute!! Love the Skittles trees! My daughter was born on Earth day, so we spend the day doing birthday stuff.

Amy Stenehjem-Kelsch said...

Very cute! Love that these could be made with the kids! A great way to start talking about Earth Day at an early age! Thanks!

Donna L. Ward said...

Debra - this would be so fun and tasty - cute and bright - especially in time for Earth Day on April 22! Thank you :)

mail4rosey said...

I'm not adverse to celebrating any day with cupcakes. ;) Love the look you made here with these!