Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Originally written up as a treat for kids (CD cookbook), if you top these cupcakes with a mini umbrella they become a sweet treat for bridal or baby showers.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (18 ounce) package white cake mix
  • 1 (3 ounce) package Jello gelatin (blue)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 (8 ounce) containerthawed Cool Whip
  • cake decorating gel or colored crystal sugar


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake batter as directed on package. Spoon batter into paper-lined muffin pan, filling each cup 1/2 full. Bake as directed on package. Cool cupcakes in pan 15 minutes, then pierce with two-pronged meat fork at 1/4 inch intervals.
  2. Dissolve gelatin completely in boiling water. Gradually spoon over cupcakes. Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours. Frost with whipped topping. Draw umbrellas on cupcakes with decorating gel and sprinkle with sugar if desired.
  3. Or, as mentioned in the heading, use an umbrella pick (for adults only)and serve these at showers, etc.

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