We have a family party today. Josh requested my grasshopper cupcakes, which I happily made. But I also thought that I wanted to try something new out, too. I had come across these jello shot cupcakes on a blog I follow, and decided to try it out. Well, minus the rum. Us Mormons prefer our jello plain! :) I thought they might be kind of fun for all the kiddos running around, and also for those that aren't in the mood for heavy chocolate.
- 1 box white cake mix
- oil and eggs as directed on cake mix
- 1 small box of jello (I used strawberry)
- 1 c boiling water
Prepare your cake mix as directed.
Put cupcake liners in your muffin tin (or not, I just hate cleaning out muffin tins!) Fill them 1/2-2/3 full with cake batter.
Bake as directed. When they come out, poke holes in them with a fork.
Combine your jello mix with 1 c boiling water. Stir for two minutes.
Spoon it on top of your cupcakes. I did 3-4 spoonfuls per cupcake. Let them cool before frosting them.
- 2 sticks of butter
- 5 c powdered sugar
- 1 T vanilla
- 3-5 T milk
- strawberry extract to taste (optional)
Mix the ingredients together.
I added red food coloring since I was using strawberry extract. Plus it looks more fun than plain white frosting.
I don't have any fancy frosting tips or anything. I use a trusty Ziplock bag. Put your frosting in the bag, cut off the tip, and frost away.
BROKEN GLASS JELLO GARNISH INGREDIENTS
- 4 small boxes of jello (four different flavors)
- boiling water
- cold water
- 1 can (14 oz.) condensed milk
- 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
Prepare the four boxes of jello as directed on the box. You'll need four pans. Let them cool for 3-4 hours, or overnight. (I actually did this part before anything else!) When the jello has set, cut the jello into cubes. (Mine don't look very nice. I know.) Carefully mix the jello cubes together in a 9x13 pan. In a separate bowl, add the 2 envelopes of gelatin to 1/2 c cold water. Then add 1 1/2 c boiling water. Stir until the gelatin blooms. (That means thickens, I never knew!)
Add the can of condensed milk and stir.
Pour over jello cubes. Let sit overnight.
Once the jello has set, cut it into pieces and garnish the tops of your frosted cupcakes.
Enjoy! (To see a better picture of the broken glass jello, look here. It is so much more beautiful than mine!)