Tea Cup Cupcakes
Makes 24 cupcakes

1 box Chocolate Cake Mix
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cocoa powder for dusting teacups
Cooking Spray
2 cups room temperature butter
2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 16 ounce jar marshmallow cream
Food coloring if desired
Assorted candies or small fruits for topping

Let’s Bake Cupcakes!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously spray teacups with cooking spray and dust with cocoa powder.
Make cupcake batter according to package directions substituting milk for water and adding pure vanilla extract. Divide batter evenly between 24 prepared heat proof teacups. Bake according to package directions for cupcakes.

Mix Up the Frosting!
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until creamy. Beat in half of the sugar until fluffy, add the remaining sugar and mix until light and fluffy. Add food coloring if desired.
2. Add vanilla and stir in the marshmallow cream until well blended.

Batter Up Kids-friendly Kitchen Tips
Have children choose the flavor of cake mix and different colors of frosting for cupcakes.
If the cupcakes are going to be used for a birthday party, let the kids write the children’s names with paint pens on the side of each teacup before it is baked. Let the kids tie pretty ribbons around the handles after the cupcakes have been baked and cooled.

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