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1 white cake mix
Oil and Eggs as called for on the package instructions
Orange Crush or other orange soda pop, not diet
Bavarian cream pastry filling or other filling
1 Butter Cream frosting mix or recipe
Candied orange zest
Gel Candies in any shape, Orange Candy Fruit Slices or orange crumbs/sprinkles
- Mix the cake mix according to package instructions but substituting orange pop for the water. Add one teaspoon or more orange flavoring. (The pop will tint the batter orange.)
- Fill cupcake liners in a muffin pan and bake as directed.
- To fill your cupcakes, clip the corner of a bag of pastry filling and insert the open corner into the top of each cupcake. Squeeze until you feel the cupcake bulging but before it splits. For other fillings, use a filling injector or fill a pastry bag and use a star or elongated tip to fill the cupcakes.
- Make the frosting adding orange color and orange flavor as desired. Frost the tops of the cupcakes covering the holes. Decorate as desired.