So I wanted to bake something fun and summery, and EASY. These cupcakes are exactly that.

Watermelon Cupcakes
-makes about 20-24

1 box strawberry cake mix
3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
watermelon candy flavoring oil (Can be found at baking supply stores, or online)
4 sticks butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
green cupcake liners
green and pink gel colors

1. Mix cake as directed on box, adding mini chocolate chips at the end. Bake as directed.
2. Cream butter on medium-high until fluffy and smoothed, adding sifted powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time. More or less depending on how sweet you want the frosting!
3. Add 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon of the watermelon flavoring to frosting, to taste.
4. Color half of the frosting pink, and the other half light green.
5. Fill pastry bag fitted with star tip half with pink, half with green frosting. This part can be tricky, and would be much easier with 3 hands instead of just 2! Frost cupcakes as desired and sprinkle with leftover chocolate chips!

The star ingredients!

Mix it up!

Electric Pink.

Electric Green...what can I say? I like my colors bright =]

Ready to go!

Luckily I was baking over at my grandma’s house, so she was able to help and lend a 3rd hand in filling the pastry bag!


Hope everyone is having an amazing summer!