May Day Cupcakes – Hiland Dairy

May Day Cupcakes

Happy May Day!

Today isn’t just another day. It’s May Day! The first day of May reminds us of fresh blooms, warmer weather and cupcakes. You read that correctly … cupcakes! Top these little cakes with scrumptious buttercream frosting and you’ve got a hit on your hands.

May Day Cupcakes

May Day Cupcakes Recipe


May Day Cupcakes Ingredients

  • Boxed cake mix (I used classic yellow)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Hiland Dairy Butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Hiland Dairy Milk
  • Green food coloring
  • Chocolate candy pieces with a hard candy shell
  • Twisted licorice, separated into long strands


Mix the cake batter as directed.

May Day Cupcakes Step 1

Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake according to directions.

In the meantime, mix powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk in a medium size bowl. Beat on low until ingredients are completely mixed. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix until blended.

May Day Cupcakes Step 2

After cupcakes have completely cooled, shave off the top to create a flat surface. Tip: Stop! Don’t discard the tops. Read my Diva’s Tip for a delicious idea for not wasting these!

May Day Cupcakes Step 3

Spread a flat layer of frosting on each cupcake. Decorate each top with chocolate-colored candies to create a flower. Insert strands of licorice in each cupcake to create a “basket” handle.

May Day Cupcakes Step 4

Print this recipe.

Diva’s Tip

Instead of discarding the shaved off cupcake tops, make cupcake whoopie pies! 

Cupcake Whoopie Pies

Simply spread some frosting on the inside of one top and sandwich it together with another one.

The Dairy Diva

~The Dairy Diva

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