Make these festive birthday party treats for kids.
Mini Cupcakes in Candy Filled Shot Glasses
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
57 mins
Fill small plastic shot glasses with tiny candies then top them off with a mini cupcake for a festive birthday treat.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: birthday, cake, candy, cupcakes, parties
Servings: 60
Author: Beth Jackson Klosterboer
  • 1 white cake mix and water, egg whites, and oil called for on package
  • red yellow, blue, green, orange, purple food coloring
  • 3 3/4 cup white frosting
  • rainbow nonpareils sprinkles
  • 3 3/4 cups tiny candies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line 60 cavities in mini cupcake pans with paper cups.
  3. Make cake mix according to package instructions.
  4. Equally divide batter into 6 bowls.
  5. Color batter using food coloring.
  6. Pipe or spoon batter into mini cupcake pans.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cakes spring back when touched.
  8. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  9. Pipe or spread white frosting on top of each cupcake.
  10. Sprinkle on a bit of rainbow nonpareils.
  11. Spoon about a tablespoon of candy into a plastic 1 ounce shot glass.
  12. Set a mini cupcake on top.
  13. Repeat, creating a total of 60 mini cupcakes in candy filled shot glasses.