Love the taste of snow cones but wish they had a little more substance? Always on the look-out for new cupcake twists? A big fan of treats that look like other favorites? Then you’ll love these Kool-Aid Snow Cone Cupcakes! Watch and learn how to make this latest “food impostor” from Cookies, Cupcakes and Cardio.

You’ll Need:

– Your favorite vanilla cupcakes
– Your favorite vanilla buttercream
– 1 cup water
– 2 cups granulated sugar
– 1 package Kool-Aid (per desired flavor and color)
– Colored sanding sugars

How To:

  1. In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, bring the sugar and water to a boil. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  2. Remove the sugar-water from the heat and stir in the Kool-Aid packet.
  3. Set aside and let cool completely. Repeat for each color and flavor of syrup you want.
  4. Once cool, store in a sealed, refrigerated container.
  5. Prepare your cupcakes and buttercream according to your favorite recipes.
  6. Pipe a topping of icing onto a cupcake using a round tip, or spread on with a spatula.
  7. Turn the cupcake upside down, and press the icing into the colored sanding sugar.
  8. Dip the sugar-covered icing sugar into the snow cone syrup and immediate turn right-side-up.
  9. Place on a paper towel to absorb leakage and let the syrup soak in.
  10. Repeat for desired number of cupcakes.

Cute! I think these would be perfect for a summer birthday party. What about you? Will you give these cupcakes a try? Do you think you’ll use the syrup recipe for these cupcakes, regular snow cones, or both?