It’s summer (well, not technically but close enough) and that means baseball for lots of kids.  Or maybe you know a baseball fan. Either way, these cupcakes from Better Homes and Gardens are easy to make and very cool for anyone who loves baseball.   The cake part is made from a basic yellow cake mix but you could substitute your favorite from scratch recipe.  The extra bonus is getting cookies to go with the cupcake!

Baseball Glove Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 package 2-layer-size yellow or white cake mix
1 recipe Butter Frosting
Red paste food coloring
Brown paste food coloring
48 miniature peanut butter-filled peanut sandwich cookies, split in half and filling scraped (discard filling)
6 peanut butter-filled peanut sandwich cookies, split in half and filling scraped (discard filling)
24 vanilla wafers

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line twenty-four 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.
  2. Tint about 1/4 cup of the Butter Frosting with red food coloring. Place in a small heavy resealable plastic bag with a very small hole cut out of one corner; set bag aside. Remove about 2/3 cup of the frosting for baseball cookies; set aside.
  3. Tint the remaining frosting light brown to match the color of the peanut sandwich cookies; use to generously frost the cupcakes. Place the remaining light brown frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a small round tip; pipe onto the split sandwich cookies to resemble a crosshatch pattern. Press four of the split miniature sandwich cookies into the top edge of each cupcake for the fingers of the baseball glove. Break the split regular sandwich cookies in half crosswise; press one half into the top edge of each cupcake for the thumb of the baseball glove. Set cupcakes aside.
  4. Use the reserved 2/3 cup white frosting to frost the vanilla wafers. Pipe the red frosting onto frosted vanilla wafers to resemble baseball stitching. Place the decorated wafers on the baseball glove cupcakes.

Butter Frosting

Ingredients

3/4 cup butter, softened
2 pounds (about 8 cups) powdered sugar
1/3 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla
Milk
Food coloring, optional

Directions

  1. In an extra-large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Gradually beat in 1/3 cup milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in the remaining powdered sugar until smooth. Beat in enough additional milk to reach spreading consistency.
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