Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes {and a secret}!

I
have a secret…

and
I am going to tell it to you…

 My
SECRET
frosting ingredient is a 
KOOLAID PACKET!

 Yep, I just add it to my frosting and BOOM – instant “strawberry lemonade” flavor!
 

Cream Cheese Frosting

– 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
– 2 sticks {1 cup} unsalted butter, softened
– 2 16 oz. boxes powdered sugar
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla. Slowly beat in powdered
sugar {one cup at a time} until desired consistency. Add a tablespoon or so of
milk if icing is too thick.Stir in kool-aid packet. 

  And guess what? There are more than 74 Kool-Aid flavors available, so you can get as creative as you want with your recipes!


Apple – Arctic Green Apple – Bedrock Orange
– Berry Blue – Black Cherry – Blastin’ Berry Cherry – Blue Berry Yum Yum – Blue
Moon Berry – Blue Raspberry – Bunch Berry – Candy Apple – Changin’ Cherry – Cherry
– Cherry Cracker – Cherry-Lime – Cherry Subway – Cola – Eerie Orange – Golden
Nectar – Grape – Grape Berry Splash – Grape-Blackberry – Great Bluedini – Ice
Blue Island Twist – Ice Blue Raspberry Lemonade – Incrediberry – Jamaica
(Hibiscus) – Kickin’ Kiwi-Lime – Kiwi Strawberry – Lemon – Lemonade – Lemonade
Tea – Lemon-Grape – Lemon Ice – Lemon-Lime – Mandarina-Tangerine – Mango – Man-O-Mango-Berry
– Mountain Berry Punch – Mountain Spring – Oh-Yeah Orange-Pineapple – Orange – Piña-Pineapple
–  Pineapple-Grapefruit – Pink Lemonade –
Pink Swimmingo – Punch – Purplesaurus Rex – Rainbow Punch – Raspberry – Red
Fruit – Root Beer – Raspberry Reaction – Rockadile Red – Scary Black Cherry – Scary
Blackberry – Sharkleberry Fin – Slammin’ Strawberry Kiwi – Soarin’
Strawberry-Lemonade – Solar Strawberry Star Fruit – Strawberry – Strawberry
Falls Punch – Strawberry Split Punch – Strawberry Tea – Sunshine Punch – Surfin’
Berry Punch – Swirlin’ Strawberry Starfruit – Tamarindo – Tangerine – Tropical
Punch – Watermelon Kiwi – Watermelon-Cherry – Wildberry Tea – Yabba Dabba Doo
Berry

  Strawberry Lemonade Funfetti Cupcakes

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30 Comments

  1. Amanda
    June 11, 2012 / 12:59 pm

    Those look delicious my friend! Thanks for sharing your secret!

  2. Eloquent English
    June 11, 2012 / 1:15 pm

    Ummmm wow! Totally pinning that! xoxo A-

  3. Mel (Northern Lights)
    June 11, 2012 / 1:16 pm

    Ummm – so you saved me one of these, right? SO STINKING CUTE and perfect for the summer!

  4. April of A. Liz Adventures
    June 11, 2012 / 1:18 pm

    What a smart and resourceful idea! I would be all over the tangerine or pineapple-grapefruit flavors for making icing. Even the cola icing could be a really fun treat!

  5. Jordan Cole
    June 11, 2012 / 1:23 pm

    How in the world did you come up with that?!! Seriously, you need to quite your job and open up a shop!

  6. Emily
    June 11, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    those look very yummy, and i love all the flavor possibilities!

  7. Natasha
    June 11, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    talk about a GREAT secret..thanks for sharing sweet friend! i am MOST definitely going to have to try this soon

  8. Amy
    June 11, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    I agree with Jordan! Love this idea. Can't wait to give this a try this weekend!

  9. Sarah Elizabeth
    June 11, 2012 / 2:07 pm

    oh my gosh!!! those look so delicious and thanks for sharing your secret..I am DEF going to be trying that out…what a great idea! 🙂

  10. Ashley
    June 11, 2012 / 2:49 pm

    YUM! What a sweet little secret!

  11. Robin
    June 11, 2012 / 3:53 pm

    This is amazing! SO happy you shared your secret…my cupcakes are about to get a LOT more delicious!

  12. Katrina Hutchins {come+together}
    June 11, 2012 / 8:21 pm

    YUMMM BRING SOME OVER!!

  13. Dixie Delights
    June 12, 2012 / 2:08 am

    I just spent so long reading all of your fun wedding details that I can't even remember how I got here in the first place 🙂 I'm your newest follower and love all things Southern. Amanda @ Dixie Delights

  14. Lindsey @ be pretty
    June 12, 2012 / 11:45 am

    Ohhhh, yummy, girly! These look delightful! 🙂

  15. Amy {Fresh and Fancy}
    June 12, 2012 / 2:47 pm

    These are so so cute! Love the secret ingredient too!

  16. Missy Ann Rinfret
    June 12, 2012 / 2:51 pm

    These are so cute and look delish! I cannot wait to try them this weekend (my dad loves funfetti- he's a kid at heart). New follower! xx

  17. Sarah
    June 12, 2012 / 3:37 pm

    YUM and genius!! I have been adding instant pudding to cool whip to make frosting…also delicious!

  18. Hannah
    June 12, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    Now why have I never thought of this?!? So simple and easy! These look delish.

  19. Hannah
    June 12, 2012 / 5:56 pm

    Now why have I never thought of this?!? So simple and easy! These look delish.

  20. Pink Lace and Cupcakes
    June 12, 2012 / 5:59 pm

    This is genius!! Thanks for sharing I cannot wait to try this:)

  21. charlottetravis
    June 12, 2012 / 8:16 pm

    What a great idea!!!

  22. Fash Boulevard
    June 13, 2012 / 9:20 am

    oh my goodness, this seriously looks amazing. I have to make these. Love this post, girlie. If you get a sec, I just posted pictures of my wedding dress. Eeek. Love if you could stop by. xowww.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

  23. natasha {schue love}
    June 13, 2012 / 9:08 pm

    Oh wow…lemonade has been one of my favorite things to drink lately and these cupcakes look AMAZING! Yum! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  24. Kayln
    June 13, 2012 / 9:25 pm

    Every single recipe you make looks amazing!!! I have a ton of them book marked to try 🙂

  25. Megan@TwoDelighted
    June 13, 2012 / 9:39 pm

    This is going to slip into my cupcake craze. This looks AMAZING!!!!! I have this theory that things that are pink paste better. 🙂

  26. Colleen
    June 14, 2012 / 12:49 am

    Shut up! These look so delicious! I am going to have to try this trick ASAP. Kudos on those frosting skills lady, mine look all kinds of awkward when I try to do fancy frosting techniques.

  27. Nicole-Lynn
    June 15, 2012 / 2:08 pm

    So clever! I will have to try this!

  28. Archer
    November 12, 2012 / 4:40 pm

    YUMMM BRING SOME OVER!!

  29. aHc
    February 23, 2013 / 2:21 am

    OMG!! GOTTA TRY!! THANKS!

  30. Kelly Elizabeth
    January 26, 2014 / 12:26 am

    I am going to make these! and can't wait to try them!! 🙂

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