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XOXO Cupcakes Recipe

XOXO Cupcakes

Author: Kelly R


  • Vanilla cake mix + ingredients to make them
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 3-4 oz. pink fondant
  • 3-4 oz. purple fondant
  • X-shaped cookie cutter
  • O-shaped cookie cutter


  • Prepare and bake your cupcakes according to the mix’s directions. Most cake mixes yield 2 dozen cupcakes.
  • Cool your cupcakes before decorating.
  • To begin the decorating process, make your buttercream. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat together your butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk. Start on low and gradually increase to high.
  • Once the buttercream is smooth, scoop into a frosting bag and pipe out a dollop of icing on each cupcake.
  • Roll out each fondant color so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Using your cookie cutters, cut out 12 X’s of each color and 12 O’s of each color.
  • Place the fondant shapes on each cupcake, alternating colors. Serve and enjoy!
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