After messing up the last two tries making cupcakes, I had to make sure this time it is working out. I used a white cake mix and included some vanilla extract and baked them for about 18min at 350F.
Let them cool completely
While they were on the cooling rack I made icing from scratch
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 1/2 tablespoons butter, soft
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 to 4 tablespoons milk
- couple drops of red food color
After filling my decoration tube with the icing, I started from the outside and worked my way in.