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Mar 25 2014
3 years ago
11:03 AM MDT

Spaghetti & Meatballs Cupcakes (Fun for April Fool’s)

Mar 25, 2014 @ 11:03 AM MDT
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Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes Recipe Hip2Save

April Fool’s Day is just around the corner so here is a fun idea to “fool” the kids! These cute treats look so much like spaghetti and meatballs, but they are actually yummy cupcakes! These cupcakes are simple to make – or if you prefer, consider making a round cake disguised as a bowl of spaghetti!

Spaghetti and Meatballs Cupcakes

(Recipe from Duncan Hines)

Ingredients:

White cake mix 9 oz box
Cream Cheese or Vanilla Frosting 16 oz
3 drops of yellow food coloring
3/4 cup low sugar strawberry preserves (low sugar has the best color)
11  hazelnut chocolates (Ferrero Rocher) – unwrapped
2 tablespoons grated white chocolate

How to make spaghetti and meatball cupcakes Hip2Save

Directions:

Make your cupcakes and let them cool.

Tint the frosting with the yellow food coloring. Spread a thin layer of tinted frosting on top of the cupcakes. Arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter, touching.

Spoon the remaining tinted frosting into a Ziploc bag. Snip a small corner from the bag (1/8 inch). I actually used a pastry bag and number 2 Wilton tip.

Now have fun piping the frosting all over the cupcakes to make the noodles (this was my favorite part!). Make sure to pile the “noodles” high and have some of the “noodles” hang over the edges of the cupcakes.

Mix the chocolates with the strawberry preserves in a bowl to coat. Spoon some of the preserves on top of each cupcake. Place a chocolate on top of each cupcake. With a spoon, drizzle cupcakes with the remaining strawberry preserves.

Sprinkle the grated white chocolate over the cupcakes to look like Parmesan cheese.

April Fools Food Hip2Save

These cupcakes really made my kids laugh – I loved watching their faces as they tried to figure out what they were actually eating. 🙂 Do you make or do something fun for April Fool’s Day?

Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s recipes created just for Hip2Save, click here.

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