Fun Party Food: Root Beer Cupcakes
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AMP AGENCY. The opinions and text are mine alone.
How’s your holiday social calendar? Is it 1.) Filled with parties; 2.) Spent quietly tucked in at home; or 3.) Somewhere in the moderate middle?
We’ve tried celebrating all sorts of ways and I guess my favorite is the moderate middle. A few parties out, a few gatherings in and catch-up nights curled up at home make my holidays merry.
Whether it’s just our family at home or we’re having fun with friends, I think creating a treat to share makes holiday time more special. Any time of the year you can find a few specialty items in my kitchen cupboards, but right now there are all sorts of fun sprinkles, Christmas embellishments, colorful straws and napkins and pop. Gotta be ready when inspiration hits, plus you never know when someone might drop by. In my book, you don’t have a party unless you have great food and drink and knowing I’m stocked for company really cuts down on last minute stress.
Walmart can help you with that, especially the drink portion right now. I got my A&W® at my local Walmart for only $1.00! When you purchase (10) 2liters or (5) 0.5L 6 packs of A&W®, 7UP®, Canada Dry®, Sunkist®, RC Cola®, or Squirt® at Walmart during December, you’ll get a good deal and you’ll receive a $5 VUDU credit—it’s like getting another present!
This week I made these adorable Root Beer Cupcakes, thinking they would be fun for a family night in. The white frosting reminds me of a head of root beer foam and I thought a cherry on top would be a spot on topper…and then I was inspired to cut a straw in half and add it. Aren’t they cute?! I was double glad I had made them when friends dropped by unexpectedly!
- 1 box white cake mix
- 12 ounces A&W® Root Beer
- Mix until combined (do not add any other ingredients). Bake according to package instructions.
- 1 stick butter at room temperature
- 2 and 2/3 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon A&W® Root Beer
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Combine ingredients on low speed for 30 seconds.
- Increase to medium speed and mix until fluffy and well blended.
- Put icing into a piping bag with a 1M tip attached to pipe frosting onto cupcake.
- Top with a maraschino cherry and small paper straws.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of AMP Agency. The opinions and text are all mine.
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