Father’s Day is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to celebrate with our dads! And what better way to celebrate than by calling shenanigans on a yummy Father’s Day dessert? We don’t know about your dad, but our dads are pretty big fans of desserts.
Of course, dads have a special place in any daughter’s heart, and we’re no exception. We’ll be the first to tell you that our dads are awesome! They raised us, always made us feel special, taught us things like how to drive and how to put air in our tires, took us shopping (no matter how bored they got), encouraged us to go after our dreams… this list really doesn’t end. Just yesterday Kristen and I were joking about how it’s likely we’ll never marry because no guys will ever be as great as our dads (it’s true).
We decided that we would make baseball Father’s Day cupcakes we found on Pinterest in honor of our dads. Kristen’s dad works in baseball, and my dad always secretly wanted me to play softball (sorry dad!), so we figured they were appropriate. I mean, isn’t teaching you how to play catch so typically dad-ish?
To make these baseball cupcakes, first you’ll want to gather your ingredients:
- White cake mix
- White icing
- Two (or three) bags of M&Ms
This is a super-simple shenanigan, but it has cute results.
First, line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners and mix your cake batter. Bake the cupcakes to the directions on the box of cake mix.
Use the time while your cupcakes are baking to separate the red M&Ms from the rest.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, frost them with a thick layer of the white icing (the thick layer makes it a lot easier for the M&Ms to stand up like their supposed to). Place the red M&Ms on the cupcakes to create two seam lines like in the picture below.
That’s it! We think these little baseballs turned out well- they’re adorable and crazy easy (we love it when those two things come in a pair!) We hope that our dads love them!
What will you guys make for Father’s Day?
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