How to Decorate Back-to-School Cupcakes
Gear up for school with this cute cupcake bus. We show you how to make it in six easy steps.
On a covered cake board, begin a row of five cupcakes for the top of the bus. Arrange six cupcakes each in the second and third rows, followed by five cupcakes in the fourth row. (If you want, you can use dark cupcake liners for the second and fourth cupcakes in the bottom row where the wheels will be added. See step 3.)
Tint 2-1/2 cups vanilla frosting yellow; carefully spread over the cupcakes to create the school bus.
Use vanilla frosting to make the bus windows.
For the tires, place chocolate wafers over the second and fourth cupcakes in the bottom row. Attach a miniature sandwich cookie hubcap with frosting to each tire.
To make the bus driver and students, place a vanilla wafer in each window. Tint remaining frosting a variety of colors, then have fun piping faces (on the vanilla wafers), hair, hats and shirts – get creative!