My cute son is obsessed with baseball (he calls it “Space Ball”). He actually turns 3 next week and my mom and dad are giving him his own baseball glove and ball. I seriously can’t wait to see the look on his face when he opens it! I have been throwing around the idea of having a baseball-themed birthday party for him and as soon as I saw this cute Home Run Cupcake Kit from The Shopping Bag, I knew that I had to do it.
First, I made regular cupcakes. I was just going to follow the directions on the back of a cake mix for my cupcakes, but then I saw this secret for making perfect cupcakes, so I gave it a whirl! The cupcakes turned out moist and delicious.
The kit comes with two different kinds of cupcake papers, which added so much to my simple cupcakes anyway! But I decided to take it a step further and decorate these cupcakes with a fun baseball theme.
I whipped up a batch of our Perfect Buttercream Frosting and split it in half. I left half of the frosting white and then added green food coloring to the other half. I then frosted half of the cupcakes green and topped with them green tinted coconut (Here is a tutorial on how to tint coconut if you want to do it! It really is easy!) to give it a “grassy baseball field” look. 🙂
I popped in one of the toppers- a cute little baseball- and Ta-Da! Baseball #1 cupcake complete!
For the second baseball cupcake, I took a small amount of the white frosting I had left and put it in a bowl, then mixed it with red food coloring until I got the red color I wanted. I put that red frosting in a small Ziploc bag and snipped off a tiny corner (you could also use a fancy decorating tip, but I hate cleaning those bags and tips out! I prefer a ziploc bag for simple things like this).
I frosted the remaining cupcakes with the white frosting and then using my red frosting in my bag, I piped on the red baseball stitching. Quick, easy, and it turned out pretty cute!!
So if you need to celebrate a little baseball player in your life, this is the perfect way to do it- a simple cupcake recipe and a cute baseball cupcake kit!