To say that I am excited about the upcoming solar eclipse, which will occur on August 21st, would be a gross understatement. What is NOT gross are solar eclipse cupcakes.
Umm, yah! Brilliant, right?
Ingredients for Solar Eclipse Cupcakes
- 1 box of cake mix (I used Pilsbury Moist Supreme Golden Butter)
- 3 Eggs
- 1/3 Cup of Butter
- 1/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil
- White Icing
- Yellow Food Dye
Directions for Solar Eclipse Cupcakes
- Mix cake mix, butter and eggs according to the cake mix box.
- Spray cupcake pan with cooking spray if you choose not to use cupcake liners. Otherwise, put down cupcake liners first.
- Pour the cupcake mix into a measuring cup for easy pouring. Pour the cupcake mix into the cupcake pan, making sure not to fill all the way to the top.
- Bake for 18 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Let cupcakes cool.
- Mix the white frosting with yellow food dye until you each your desired yellow cover. The brighter the better!
- Pipe the frosting on top of the cupcake. I used a Wilton 2D tip.
- Place an Oreo on top of the cupcake.
So, seriously, word to the wise… there’s been a mad dash on all things yellow in our grocery stores. I literally had to go to three stores to buy lemonade concentrate for a get together this weekend. LEMONADE CONCENTRATE! If I were you, I would skip the store altogether and just order some yellow buttercream frosting or frosting in a bag and yellow food color. Otherwise, you could end up driving all over town and waiting in multiple long lines.
If your house is anything like my house, these Solar Eclipse Cupcakes will disappear quicker than the eclipse can pass.
Be sure to check out Solar Eclipse Printable Worksheets post for fun printables for the kiddos.
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