Today I solve the age-old problem of, who gets the last cupcake? Actually my way can help determine who gets all the cupcakes! How, you ask? By playing for ‘em. Introducing Tic-Tac-Toe cupcakes! It’s both a cupcake and a game. And it’s the only game I know of where you can eat your winnings! It’s simple; call upon two players to play, give one Xs one Os, and the first one to get three in a row wins the cupcake. Now that’s what I call motivation! If it’s a tie… just give it to the cat. Ready, set, Go!
- Pull ‘N’ Peel Twizzlers
Gather Materials. Pull and peal your Twizzlers, so you have individual strands of candy to work with. Cut out three sizes of strips; for the “board” the Os and the Xs. Measure your cupcake surface to estimate the size of your pieces. To form the Xs place one piece of candy onto another and push them together at center. To form the Os take one strip and bend it to form an O shape pressing seams together. The Os are a little tricky but just keep pressing around the seam and eventually they’ll stick. Place a board onto each frosted cupcake and get ready to play!
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs, at room temperature
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup whole milk, at room temperature
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin pan with red paper liners. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate large bowl, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Beat in the vanilla. Beat in half of the flour mixture, then all of the milk, then the remaining flour mixture until just combined. Add sprinkles for a funfetti surprise! Fill each muffin tin ¾ full. Bake 18 to 20 minutes. Top with vanilla frosting and your Tic Tac Toe board. Serve and enjoy! Original