My boyfriend needed some treats to bring to a tailgate party for the big Iowa State vs. Iowa game, so I offered to bake up some cupcakes in the best colors I know! CARDINAL AND GOLD!!!
I fashioned these after some candy cane cupcakes my mom guest blogged about here back in December.
I made two batches of batter. One a red velvet and one a regular yellow butter cake recipe. Using a cookie dough scoop, I scooped 3/4 of a scoop of yellow....
Followed by a 3/4 scoop of red....
Followed by another 3/4 scoop of yellow.... and then another red!
I baked them up in the oven until a toothpick came out clean.
Don't they just look perfectly festive?? I'd say this was a touchdown! (Had to say it)
The frosting was a cream cheese frosting in yellow and red. Here's a little tip for frosting. Always whip it for 5 minutes. You can even do this with store bought frosting and it will make it way better.
Mine is a homemade cream cheese frosting... It's just as easy as whipping up a can of frosting, but 10 times better.
So I put the red in a pastry bag and flattened it out a bit, put it in another pastry bag with a star tip, snuck some yellow in there on the side, and got a half and half frosting swirl!
My boyfriend said they look like upside down Cyclones.
The insides are perfectly striped.
You can make it in any color you want! Except yellow and black... It just looks gross. ;)