Mario Kart Cupcake Pull Apart: With cars racing around semi homemade chocolate cupcake track, lined with large blades of grass and a pond that proudly holds the winners trophy, this cupcake pull apart will be the hit of the party. Boys and Girls will love this fun Nintendo party dessert! These incredible birthday cupcakes look impressive and are easy to make.
When it comes to games I love to play, Mario Kart is at the top of the list. I played with my son when he was young (and older) and now I play with my granddaughter. So it stands to reason that I would create a fun Mario Kart Themed cupcake. Not just any frosting will do.
You will get away with using a cake mix for this fun pull apart but not store bought frosting. Homemade not only tastes way…..better but is also substantially stronger and will hold its shape. Unlike store bought that is too runny and tastes horrible. The recipe is simple, cake mix and my . It’s all about the decorations for this birthday cake. Starting with the construction, and this frosting will hold up to temperature and time. What does that mean? It’s perfect in the summer when hot temperatures are usually not kind to frosting. It will hold it’s shape. Bakery White Frosting
This Mario Kart Party Dessert is complete with all the character favorites. Donky Kong, Mario, Mushroom, Princess Peach, Luigi and Bowser. How to make Mario Kart Pull Apart Cupcakes
SUPPLIES 13X19-inch cake board green leaf Wilton gel food color sky blue Wilton gel food color Wilton tip#789 Wilton tip #1A Wilton tip #234 ice cream cone trophey topper Mario Kart cars OPTIONAL: chocolate rocks (found on the baking isle at Hobby Lobby)
Arrange baked cupcakes as best you can into an oval shape. Tint most of the frosting green. I used Wilton Leaf Green.
Cut two cupcakes in half. Place 3 full size cupcakes on top and the two half cupcakes on each side.
Using a Wilton tip #789 in a back and forth motion, cover the cupcakes with a thin layer of green frosting (except the center where the pond will be). Use an off set spatula to smooth frosting.
Tint the remaining frosting blue. I used Wilton Sky Blue. Add a small amount of frosting to 5 of the cupcakes at the top of the arrangement. Using a Wilton tip #1A in s spiral motion, cover the center (pond area) with a thin layer of blue frosting. Use an off set spatula to create texture.
Crumble a cupcake to make the race track. Don’t worry about the crumbs, you’ll be covering them up with grass.
Using a add grass with the remaining green frosting, making sure to have some tip over onto the track. NOTE: I had to order this tip, while tip #233 is considered the “grass” tip this one is the larger size to that and will enable you to make grass at a much faster pace. Wilton tip #234
Place a mini ice cream cone in the center of the pond, add a dollop of frosting, place the trophy. OPTIONAL: Add some grass to the edges of the cone spilling into the water along with some chocolate rocks.
CAKE TOPPER TROPHEY: The trophey was a cupcake topper. Click here for a trophey cake topper (it was the closest I could find)-> CAKE TOPPER TROPHEY
If you choose you can add a few flower shaped sprinkles. You can find them at Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores and Michaels. The fish sprinkles are Celebration candy brand and can be found at Hobby Lobby, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft stores and Michaels.
NOTE: All the tips with the exception of #234 were purchased at Walmart. MORE KIDS BIRTHDAY PARTY RECIPES
ELMO VANILLA BIRTHDAY PARTY CUPCAKES 2. INCREDIBLES 2 PARTY PRETZELS 3. PIRATE TREASURE CHEST CUPCAKES 4. DISNEY’S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CUPCAKES 5. POKEMON GO CAKE POP 6. FINDING DORY MARSHMALLOW RING POPS
2 (15.25 ounce) chocolate cake mix, plus ingredients listed on the boxes
3 times the
Bakery White Frosting
one mini ice cream cone
green gel food coloring (Wilton green leaf)
blue gel food coloring (Wilton sky blue)
Optional; flower and fish shaped sprinkles
For the Cupcakes:
Make and bake cupcakes according to package directions.
TIP: Fill each cupcake liner with a level ice cream scoop of batter.
For the Frosting:
Separate frosting into THREE batches, most of the frosting will be green, the next blue and a very small amount to place on top of the mini ice cream cone for the trophy.
How to Construct the Pull Apart:
Position 29 cupcakes on a 13x19-inch piece of cardboard for cakes.
Add a dollop of green tented frosting to the top 3 cupcakes and one on each side.
Take the wrapper off 5 cupcakes; place 3 full size cupcakes to the top center cupcakes.
Cut the remaining two cupcakes in half; place one half on each side of the top 3.
Cover the elevated cupcakes and along the side making sure to fill the gaps between the cupcakes.
Use an off set spatula to smooth the frosting up the side and around the cupcakes.
Using a Wilton tip #1A in s spiral motion, cover the center (pond area) with a layer of blue frosting; use an off set spatula to create texture.
Fit a large piping bag with a #789 tip; fill bag with green tented frosting.
Crumble three cupcakes and the leftovers from the cupcakes that were cut in half to make the race track.
Don't worry about the crumbs, you'll be covering them up with grass.
Using a Wilton tip #234 add grass with the remaining green frosting, making sure to have some tip over onto the track.
Place a mini ice cream cone in the center of the pond, add a dollop of frosting, place the trophy.
Decorate with flower and fish shaped sprinkles, cars and flags.
Decorate the extra cupcakes with the leftover frosting. NEVER MISS A POST
Sign up for my newsletter and receive my recipes and Etsy store updates in your inbox. Easy to see anytime and saved for safe keeping. Click here and sign up today—->>>> CURTAIN CALL NEWSLETTER