This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Coca-Cola® and Dollar General. All opinions are 100% mine.
I have always said there are two types of projects you will never see on my blog: sewing and cooking. Don’t get me wrong, I can appreciate the look of beautifully hand-sewn items and I LOVE food but I simply don’t have the time or patience it takes to do these projects justice until now…
I was approached by Coca-Cola to bake a cake using two ingredients: a cake mix and a can of coke…what? That’s a cooking challenge even I, the non-baker was up for. I mean seriously…if this really works then well…it would be life-changing.
Two ingredients needed for my Coca Cola cake:
- Cake Mix ( I am gluten-free so I chose a gluten-free cake mix)
- 12 oz can of Coca Cola
You can find the Coca-Cola® Easy as Cake! Recipe and more holiday recipes here.
Step 1) Pour cake mix into a large mixing bowl.
Step 2) Add can of Coca Cola.
Step 3) Mix well.
Step 4) The mix was fairly thin so I opted to put it in a measuring cup so I could easily pour it into my cupcake liners.
Step 5) Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full.
Step 6) Bake according to the instructions on cake mix. Let cool completely.
Step 7) Add frosting of choice to your cupcakes. I opted for an easy, white whipped frosting.
Now the cupcake toppers are where my DIY creativity come into play.
Ingredients for creative cupcake toppers:
- White Chocolate Chips or Almond Bark
- Pretzel Sticks (Mine are gluten-free)
- Assorted Sprinkles
- Freezer Paper
Step 1) Melt white chocolate chips or Almond Bark in the microwave according to instructions on package.
Step 2) Transfer melted chocolate to a ziplock baggie. Cut off the corner of the baggie.
Step 3) Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cupcake frosting. Let cool.
Step 4) On wax or freezer paper, drizzle the melted chocolate over the pretzel sticks to create flocked Christmas trees. While the frosting is wet, add your sprinkles.
To make snowflakes, squeeze the icing out to make a snowflake shape. Remember, no two snowflakes are same so they don’t need to be perfect. Sprinkle with edible glitter before the chocolate hardens.
Step 5) Pop them in the freezer for 10 minutes to speed-set the white chocolate.
Look out beautiful these are. They are rustic with a touch of fancy…just like I decorate!
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Rustic Christmas Decor to match your cupcakes: