Good Fortune Cupcakes

February 12th, 2013 posted by Tami Rose

Whip up these Good Fortune cupcakes to share your wishes of good fortune for the coming year. According to Chinese tradition, red is the symbol for fire that scares away evil spirits. The markings on the cupcakes represent good luck.

What You Need 1 box of yellow or white cake mix 1 can of vanilla icing red & yellow paste food coloring cupcake liners good luck pattern What You Do

Prepare cake mix as directed. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners and fill 3/4 full. Bake as directed and allow to cool thoroughly before icing. You will need 2 bowls: one for red icing, the other for yellow icing. Use the paste food coloring to color the icing. You will need quite a bit of red food coloring to achieve a deep red color. Make sure that you tint enough red icing to decorate all of the cupcakes because it is nearly impossible to match the same color red for a second batch. Frost the cupcakes red. Add the yellow icing to a baggie, creating an icing bag. Snip the very end of the bag creating a tiny whole. Draw the Chinese Symbol for “Good Fortune” (see pattern) on top of the cupcakes.

Tami Rose (98 Posts)

Tami Rose lives in North Carolina with her husband and 2 children. She is always on the lookout for fun, easy crafts that any age group can make. She is the Assistant Administrator on the forums. You can find her there under the username of "ajrsmom". She is also the Assistant Editor for and provides valuable support for the website.

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