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Winning Cupcake Recipes

We’re sharing a cupcake recipe and a chance to win an amazing trip to the Emmys. But first the cupcake. Summer makes me think about lemonade. Duncan Hines’?? Lemonade Cooler Cupcakes are refreshing and zesty for those hot summer days.

Ingredients:

1 box (18.25 ounces) Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Lemon Supreme Cake Mix
1 can (16 ounces) Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Lemon Supreme Frosting
4 drops yellow food coloring
8 pieces green gum sticks, spearmint gum
8 small lemon candy slices
4 green straws cut in half crosswise

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with 2 yellow paper liners in each cup. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake until cupcakes are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18 to 21 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack and cool completely.
Tint the lemon frosting a brighter yellow with the food coloring ‘?? stir to blend well. Spread the frosting on top of all of the cupcakes and make smooth, making sure to keep the double paper liners in place.

Use a pair of craft scissors (or regular scissors) to cut the gum slices into 16 leaf shapes. Pinch one narrow end to make the leaves. Press a lemon slice, 2 leaves and a straw on top of 8 of the cupcakes.

Arrange a tower of 3 cupcakes stacked on top of each other, ending in a cupcake with the straw to create the glass. (If traveling with the cupcakes do not assemble until you are at the location.) Press the cupcakes into the frosting to secure.

Momtrends invites you to join the Duncan Hines 1 MILLION Cupcake Challenge benefitting Share Our Strength’??s Great American Bake Sale. Through July 24th, the Duncan Hines 1 Million Cupcake Challenge provides bakers with the opportunity to win fabulous prizes including one of five trips to Los Angeles for seats on the Red Carpet of the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards and Double Donations to Share Our Strength each week.

Head here for contest rules and to enter www.duncanhines.com/cupcakechallenge.

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