Quick like a ninja, you can save the day by making these Ninja Turtle cupcakes, no matter your skill level in the kitchen! This may sound like a lofty claim, but since these cupcakes use store-bought icing and candy eyes, they were easy to make and perfect for my little ninja’s last birthday party, and I am sure they will be at big hit at your little one’s next party, too! I will even show you a quick trick to get that perfectly smooth frosted cupcake top! Yes, you can get this smooth frosted look from canned icing and make cute cupcakes like this in no time; follow along and I will show you how!
Ninja Turtle Cupcakes
For this recipe, you will need:
Cake mix of your choice (I like Betty Crocker ones)
2 cans white frosting (not whipped)
Green, red, yellow, blue, black, and purple food coloring
Small round icing tip with piping bag (or sandwich baggies with a corner cut)
Prepare cupcakes according to box directions or your favorite cake recipe, then let cool. Empty one can of frosting into a small glass bowl and mix with green food coloring. Heat the green frosting in the microwave for 30-second intervals at half power, stirring in-between until it reaches the consistency of lightly whipped cream.
Now for the real trick, dip each cupcake into the runny green frosting and give a slight twist or tilt to smooth out the top!
Divide the remaining can of frosting into 5 bowls, dying one red, one yellow, one blue, one purple, and a little black. Place into piping bags or sandwich baggies with the corner cut (NOTE: you only need to cut a TINY bit of the corner off!)
Stick two candy eyes on each cupcake, and pipe a little ninja mask around the eyes!
Pipe a little smile on each ninja, and your cupcakes are ready to take on the most fiendish of villains! 🙂
I love to make cakes for my childrens’ birthday parties, and seeing their excited faces makes it even more of a delight for me! Join us in our excitement by sharing these little guys with a friend or two through the social buttons below! 🙂
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