Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Super Easy Train Cupcakes!

Are you a whiz in the kitchen?  A baking maven?  A fondant savant?  If so... this post ain't for you.  This post is for people like me.  People who would rather just buy baked goods then slave away in front of a hot oven.  I stink at baking. But today I'm sharing this super easy food-themed post because I made these super super cute train-themed cupcakes for a friend's party.  (And you'll never guess how I decorated them!)

Easiest Ever Train Cupcakes!

Super Easy Train Cupcakes- Decorated with fruit roll ups!
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I just used a store-bought gf cupcake mix.   Thankfully, they turned out fine.  (Phew.)

Super Easy Train Cupcakes- Decorated with fruit roll ups!


While I waited for my cupcakes to bake and cool, I made my decorations.

Here's my secret... I used.... Fruit Roll Ups!  They're so awesome because they are affordable, easy to manipulate, colorful, and gluten free!  I cut them with kitchen shears into an engine shape and a train car shape.  (I left the backing on them so they wouldn't stick to things.)  


Super Easy Train Cupcakes- Decorated with fruit roll ups!

Once the cupcakes cooled, I iced them with my store-bought icing...

Super Easy Train Cupcakes- Decorated with fruit roll ups!

And then I unpeeled and stuck on my engines and cars.  I used little edible gold balls for wheels and hardening cookie icing for for the track. (Although looking back, a thin licorice candy could have worked too.  I just don't really like licorice.)   

Super Easy Train Cupcakes- Decorated with fruit roll ups!


And here's what my little train cupcakes looked like!  Choo-choo!  (And in case you're wondering, the cupcakes stayed outside in the shade for an hour and the color didn't run.)


Happy making, friends!  I hope you enjoy using fruit-roll ups as faux fondant decorations too!


 
     




Super Easy Train Cupcakes- Decorated with fruit roll ups!

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