Time Required :
Over an hour
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

mardi gras cupcakes

These cupcakes follow the most important rules of Mardi Gras: make it colorful, make it sparkly, and make sure there’s a surprise inside! Best of all, the decorating set makes these party treats so easy to decorate, you’ll have plenty of time left to enjoy them.
Step 1
Prepare the cupcake batter by following your favorite recipe, whether it’s a box mix or from scratch. Bake the cupcakes, then let them cool. 
Step 2
Combine each kind of sprinkles in a small bowl and then stir to mix them together. Use a knife to cut a small opening (about 5/8" wide x ¾" deep) in the top of each cupcake. Fill each opening with sprinkles.
 
TIP: Be sure to set aside at least a third of each package of sprinkles. You’ll want to keep these to add to the top of each cupcake once it’s frosted.
Step 3
Divide the decorator icing into three portions. Tint one portion purple, one yellow and the last one green. 
 
TIP: For the purple icing shown in our photo, we combined Violet and Rose icing colors, and we recommend you do, too.
Step 4
Assemble the tri-color coupler with the tip marked 1M. Fill decorating bags with the three colors of icing. Pipe swirls onto the cupcakes’ tops.  
Step 5
Add more sprinkles on top of each iced cupcake. You can never have too many sprinkles, especially for Mardi Gras!
 
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You’ll Also Need
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Knife
  • Favorite Cupcake Mix (or Recipe)
  • 1 - Wilton® Color Swirl™ Decorating Set (sku 10404954)
  • 1 - Wilton® Color Swirl™ Decorating Set (sku 10058219)
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