How to Make a Number Out of Cupcakes

By LeafTV Editor

Cupcakes use the same basic ingredients as standard-sized cakes; however, they're more convenient for small functions where only a few people will be served. Number cupcakes provide a way to take that a step further -- and add a special touch to the traditional cupcake. Make a number cupcake to display your child's age at his next birthday party or as a funny birthday treat to helpfully remind your spouse of his age at his next birthday celebration.

Cupcake with number one on the background of balloons
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How To Make A Number Out Of Cupcakes


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.

Lightly grease the number mold(s) and baking sheet.

Fill a bowl with flour and mix in other dry ingredients.

In a separate bowl, combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Stir them into the flour mixture.

In a separate bowl, combine butter, milk, eggs and vanilla. Stirring in the flour mixture, add all wet ingredients and blend.

Lay number cake molds flat on a baking sheet, and fill them with batter. Fill the molds two-thirds full.

Place the baking sheet in a preheated oven for 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the mold. Periodically, check on the cupcakes by placing a toothpick into the center of the cupcake until the toothpick comes out clean.