Saturday, July 7, 2012

Polka Dot Cupcakes


If there are two things I love, it's cupcakes and polka dots.  
So why not mix them together?!

Let me show you how.
 I should warn you that this is a little time consuming.  Well, more time consuming then your average little ol' cupcake.

First get all your ingredients for white cupcakes.  
I used just the pre-packaged white cake mix.  (this mom is a little busy to make things from scratch)


Follow those handy dandy directions on the box.
When it's all mixed up, divide the batter into three bowls.  I eyed it to make it even.

I decided to use the colors blue, green & orange.  (since I already had the food coloring from my son's first birthday party)


So once you divide your batter, mix in a little color.
Then bake each color in a cake pan using the directions on the box.
After those are done baking, it's time to make some itty bitty cake pops.
If you aren't sure how to make cake pops, let me know you it's really easy.
I started off with the blue cake and put it in a big bowl.  Take a little frosting and mix it all up.  It's easier to use your hands to mash.
Then start to form your itty bitty balls.
Once you are done with the blue (or your color of choice), do the same to the others.
At the end of it, you will have a bunch of little tiny cake balls.


Now it's time for cake mix #2.


Mix all that up and once that is done, it's time to start getting the actual cupcakes ready.

First I started out by putting two little cake balls in the cupcake holder.


Then I poured some of the white cake batter onto those balls.  Just a little bit though.  Then I put two more little cake balls on.


Then I put some more white cake batter on top of that.
Then one more layer of cake balls.


Then topped that off with some white cake batter.
Repeat.

Just remember I did warn you it is time consuming!

Then bake them.
Frost them.
Enjoy them.



Linking up HERE!

50 comments:

Pamela said...

Oh these are too cute! Thanks so much for sharing, pinning to make later!

Remy said...

Ah! These are too cute! I'll have to pin them as soon as my account is back up and running. My girlfriend is going to LOVE these!

rebecca said...

These are too adorable! I love this

Kelly Rowe said...

How cute are these?? Love it!!

Jamie said...

great idea!!! too cute :)

Judy Haughton-James said...

I also love polka dots. These cupcakes are so beautiful and I am sure very delicious! Have a good week.

McKenna C. said...

Those are darling! Great idea!

~McKenna

Carole said...

How pretty. Love the colours.
I found this through Creative Mondays on Judy H-J's Thoughts. I have linked in a post about some retro prawn cocktails I did. Have a nice week.

Naptime Review said...

Those would be great for a birthday party. Newest follower from Craft O Maniac. I am hosting a mom's monday mingle. Love for you to link up and return the follow when you get a chance.

www.thenaptimereview.com

Alison @ mommadidit.blogspot.com said...

What a fun cupcake! I LOVE polka dots. Thanks for sharing. These just may make their way into our next party.

Jenn said...

Wow - I have never seen anything like this! Very creative idea.

Kaylee said...

That is an amazing idea! I will have to try that soon!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Hey-- Its Cheri from Its So Very Cheri. I have 3 categories for my weekly party. You entered the Pinterest Followers party. I am going to move your link to the What's Cookin' party.

xo,
Cheri

Jennifer said...

How stinkin' fun!!

Mama Jodi said...

What a fabulous idea. I would love to try this sometime. Great results. jodi @ www.meaningfulmama.com

Danielle @ Something Like Susie said...

So stinkin cute! Brilliant!

Winnie said...

What a great idea!
These look sooooooo cute

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com said...

Love this! We would love for you to share this on our Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/07/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link.html?m=1

michele said...

my nieces are gonna go nuts for these!

stop by if you have a moment as i just posted a giveaway:
http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-sale-giveaway.html

smiles to you.

michele

Amber M said...

That is absolutely adorable! Great idea.

Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife said...

Adorable! Pinning!

Kristine @ The Foley Fam {unedited} said...

CanNOT wait to try this! SO fun! Thanks for sharing and linking up to Sunday FUNday! I'm sharing on my networks so please feel free to grab a feratured button and get your brag on girl :) And OH.MY.HECK. sorry if I'm slow..... but your new design=FABULOUS!!!

Marilyn Clark said...

Pinned and tweeted this...AWESOME!!

Marilyn
4you-withlove.blogspot.com

Hubba said...

Whatever! This is so cute! I have never thought about this before, this would be darling to use certain colors for holidays (black and orange for Halloween) or for baby showers or gender reveals (use blue or pink). Such a great idea. I'm a new follower and would love if you followed back at www.iheartpears.blogspot.com

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Girl this is genious! Thanks so much for linking it up!

Take care,

Trish

Shiloh said...

These are so cute! I love polka dots too. Do the dots end up a little more dense than the rest, since you essentially cook them twice??

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Awesome! Pinned it! I have never seen anything like these and they just look so fun! I can do this!

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Those are soooo cute. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Bear Rabbit Bear. Would love it if you would hare this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-5.html Wishing you a grand week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicateHouse

Nicola said...

I've never seen polka dot cupcakes before. These are fantastic!

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

These look like a lot of fun! Thanks for linking up this week!

Rachel @ Polka Dots and Lemonade said...

Oh my gosh, these are sooooo cute!I can't wait to make them for my girls!

I've linked them up from my blog, and I'm your newest follower - heading over from Sugar and Dots!

Lisa said...

Ok, time consuming . . . AND super adorable! Good job! Pinning.

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

What a Fun Fun Idea! Saw you over at Kitchen Fun W/ My Three Sons! Cute!!

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

Oh my gosh these are so fun and so cute!!!! What kid wouldn't love to bite into a polka dot cupcake! And the color possibilities are endless! I'm think pink for my girls!

Heidi Fowler said...

So cute! I wonder if I could do it gluten free . . .

I'm hosting a linky party "One Creative Weekend" at OneCreativeMommy.com. I'd love for you to visit and link up this idea and/or anything else you'd like to share.

Corinna said...

These are adorable and would be great for parties. I'm not sure I'd have the patience to actually do this, but I did manage to make several batches of the cookie dough cupcakes so I might be okay.

Beverly {Flamingo Toes} said...

These cupcakes are soooo cute!! I love the little polkadots!
Thanks for linking up - I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2012/07/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-57/

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Thank you for sharing these at the Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Lari said...

Sooo cute, definitely gonna try this!!

Lari
Cent4urThoughts.blogspot.com

Natasha SerenityYou said...

wow these are great

would love it if you could share them on my link party - http://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/serenity-saturday-48.html

Natasha xx

Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly said...

These are so cute! They might come in handy for my kids' bday party! :)

Heidi Fowler said...

I'm going to try this as a birthday cake for my daughter's party. Thanks so much for linking up at One Creative Weekend!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Hi Kim, I am featuring your cupcakes at my I Love Fridays party this week. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks for linking up :)

Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

what an adorable idea! nice splash of color!! Please link up to Foodie Friday

Jean Van't Hul said...

How fun! I have two kiddo birthday parties coming up and may need to try this for one of them!

Liz said...

Thanks for posting! My sons's first bday is a polka dot/ball theme and these will be perfect!

Liz said...

Thanks for posting! My sons's first bday is a polka dot/ball theme and these will be perfect!

Liz said...

Thanks for posting! My sons's first bday is a polka dot/ball theme and these will be perfect!

Liz said...

Thanks for posting! My sons's first bday is a polka dot/ball theme and these will be perfect!

Stephanie said...

Did you use white frosting or was it colored also?