One of my favorite “traditions” during the chilly winter months is “Monday Funday.” Once a month my close girlfriends and I get together to cook, drink wine and watch bad TV. January is my month to bring dessert so I thought what could be better than cupcakes?
But it couldn’t just be any old boring chocolate cupcakes. I grabbed the Wilton Two-Tone Cupcake Pan Set and decided to impress my girlfriends. What would a Monday Funday be without everything pink? So I grabbed a package of pink Wilton Colorburst Batter Bits, the Pink Doily Baking Cup Kit, and some pink Icing Color too.
I began by mixing up two of my favorite boxed cake mixes – chocolate and white cake. I thought the contrast between the two mixes would look great and this way everyone gets the best of both worlds in one cupcake. I carefully folded in the Colorburst Batter Bits into the white cake mix and poured both mixes into two separate disposable decorating bags fitted with No. 10 Round Decorating Tips.
From there I got to work. I lined the Two-Tone Baking Pan with pink baking cups and began filling. I carefully piped the center ring of the plastic insert 2/3 full with the white cake mix. I then piped the outside ring 2/3 full of chocolate cake mix.
After carefully removing the insert I continued onto another row, and before I knew it I was done. How easy was that? The cupcakes baked for 20-22 minutes in a 350°F oven.
Once the cupcakes were cool I was able to pipe a swirl atop the cupcake and place them in the doily baking cup.
They looked so amazing I could not wait to see how the inside turned out. I cut one open and voilà! Two-tone cupcakes!
I know my cupcakes are going to be a huge hit at “Monday Funday” tonight, but little do my girlfriends know how easy it was to create this cupcake surprise. Maybe I’ll change the colors and surprise my friends and family at our upcoming football party. The possibilities are endless! For more fun two-tone cupcake ideas, browse the Wilton Cupcake Shop before your next celebration.