Here are picture steps of how I accomplished my target cupcakes. First I made
white cake and mixed red coloring to half of the batter. I spread red batter to
the edges of the liner then put in rolled pieces of parchment paper.
Then I filled the parchment with red batter and the space between the two with
Before cooking I pulled the parchment out and topped off with red batter in the
Even though the liners were the cheap white ones, they looked pretty red since
it was red batter at the edges. This is what they look like unfrosted.
This is what they looked like when you cut into them. Not a perfect bullseye
but you get the idea.
After frosting them with basic white frosting I used the cookie red pre-made
frosting to do the decorating. It ran some so you had to be careful, but since
I was making so many I wasn't too worried about each one being perfect and it
meant that I didn't have to make my own red which won out when you are baking in
We bought some fun boxes and tied ribbons on them to showcase a few special
cupcakes for some of the managers at the target.
This was a fun gift for my mom to give to the employees of the Target she was leaving and to give to the new employees of the Target she was opening. Thanks for letting me have so much fun making your gift mom!