Bike rides to the park.
Grass stained knees.
Chalk covered driveways.
Lemonade by the gallon.
Changing from pajamas to swimsuits, then back into pajamas again.
A tinge of sunscreen on absolutely everything.
Chlorine tinted hair.
Melting popsicles drizzling down small wrists.
Eating food off of a stick.
Sun kissed skin.
Eyes that can’t quite stay open at the end of the day.
And these cupcakes that – literally – taste like summer.
Trust me. Have I led you astray with the rest of this list?
How to Make Cupcakes That Taste Like Summer
Your favorite white cake mix, mixed to the package directions
1 can of whipped white frosting
4 kinds of small Jell-o mixes (we used cherry, lime, lemon, and orange)
Separate the prepared cake mix into four bowls.
Pour ¾ of each Jell-o mix into each bowl and mix thoroughly.
Bake the cupcakes to the package directions and allow them to cool.
While they’re baking, split the frosting into 4 small bowls and pour the remaining ¼ of each Jell-o mix into each bowl. Mix these thoroughly as well.
Consider letting your kids mix and match the cupcake and frosting flavors. Lemon cupcakes topped with cherry frosting was a favorite for us this year.
The tangy sweet flavor of these cupcakes is perfectly irresistible and perfectly reminiscent of summer. The bright colors aren’t so bad either.
Enjoy on a picnic or a beach outing or just because it’s Tuesday. It is summer after all.