Classic Plaid Cupcakes
Prep time: 45 Minutes
Yields: 18 - 24 Cupcakes


Easily decorate these Classic Plaid Cupcakes using the Cake Mate® #3 decorating tip.

Using just a few Cake Mate® ingredients, you can create these cheery cupcakes in just a few minutes.


1 box of your favorite cake mix

Pink cupcake liners

Buttercream frosting

Green food coloring

White Cake Mate® Tube Icing

1 Package Cake Mate® 8-pack Decorating Tips

1 Bottle Cake Mate® White Pearls


Step 1  Bake cupcakes using pink cupcake liners.

Step 2  Let cupcakes cool completely.

Step 3  Mix the buttercream frosting with green food coloring. Carefully frost the entire top of the cupcake, using a spatula to smooth the frosting.

Step 4  Attach the #3 decorating tip to the White Cake Mate® Tube Icing.

Step 5  Hold the tube at a 45° angle touching your tip to the surface of the cupcake. Lift slightly and guide the tube icing along with even pressure keeping your wrist straight to create your first line. Pipe three sets of two lines across the surface of the cupcake.

Step 6  Create the plaid pattern by switching directions and repeating step 5.

Step 7  To finish, touch your tip to the surface of the cupcake, release pressure, and pull away.

Step 8  Finally, add some Cake Mate® White Pearls for a little sparkle.

Celebrate & Enjoy!