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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Truffula Tree Cupcakes for Dr. Seuss' Birthday

To celebrate Dr. Seuss' 109th Birthday (on March 2nd) Pizzazzerie's blogger-baker Courtney Whitmore has shared an ADORABLE recipe for Truffula Tree Cupcakes. A memorable recipe that’s fun and easy! These tasty treats are just as cute and colorful as the trees made famous by his iconic 1971 children’s book, “The Lorax.”

Truffula Tree Cupcakes by Courtney Whitmore
Makes 24 Mini Cupcakes


1 box Betty Crocker White Cake mix
1 stick butter, softened
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
10 drops green food coloring
1 package pretzel stick rods
1 package Fruit Roll-Ups
Colored cotton candy


STEP 1: Bake white cupcakes in mini-muffin pan according to package instructions.

STEP 2: Beat butter for 1 minute and add powdered sugar in 1 cup intervals, beating thoroughly between each addition, until creamy. Add in vanilla and cream. Beat well for 2 minutes. Add in green food coloring until frosting is grass green.

STEP 3: Use a fluted pastry tip to pipe grass on top of cooled mini cupcakes.

STEP 4: Wrap Fruit Roll-Ups pieces around pretzel sticks. Place tufts of cotton candy on top of pretzel sticks using a bit of extra frosting to help stick the two together.

STEP 5: Stick the pretzel rod carefully into the center of the grass green cupcake. Enjoy!

Disclosure: I did not receive any products nor was paid for this post. I was provided info and access to photos to share. Thanks to A Bullseye View. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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