Spring Cupcakes


Spring Cupcakes

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Make a bouquet of flowers with cupcakes to celebrate Mother’s Day, Easter, birthdays, showers—or just the season of spring! Use a cake mix and Handstand Kitchen Spring Fling bouquet cake molds, purchased at your local Hy-Vee, for these simple, pretty designs.

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 12
1 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted
1 (9-oz.) pkg. “Jiffy” golden yellow cake mix
1 Hy-Vee large egg
½ c. water
Hy-Vee creamy white frosting
Desired Hy-Vee food colorings, for decorating
Over the Top rainbow rush non-pareils, for decorating

Things To Grab

  • Silicone flower, butterfly or bee cupcake molds
  • Silicone pastry brush
  • Large baking sheet
  • Large bowl
  • Silicone spatula
  • Toothpick
  • Wire rack


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brush 12 (2½-in.) silicone flower (or butterfly or bee) cupcake molds with melted butter, making sure to get into the details of the molds. Place molds on a large baking sheet.

  2. Prepare cake mix batter according to pkg. directions, using egg and water. Fill cupcake molds half full with batter.

  3. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in molds on a wire rack. Remove cupcakes from molds.

  4. To decorate, tint frosting with desired food colorings; frost tops of cupcakes. If desired, pipe a border around top edge and flower details on cupcakes. For center of flower cupcakes, sprinkle with non-pareils.