14Jul2017 Galaxy Cupcakes Jump to Recipe Print Recipe Ad – This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine. These Galaxy Cupcakes are perfect for a space themed party! Cupcakes are decorated with frosting, sprinkles, lollipops, and ring-shaped gummy candy – so adorable! We recently bought new bookshelves for the bedroom that our older two boys share, and last week began the big children’s book purge. I seem to have a problem buying children’s books because I honestly don’t remember how we collected so many! I think it’s because I just can’t help myself when I see a book they may potentially really enjoy. Anyway, while going through all of their books I made a startling discovery… These boys LOVE outer space! I honestly lost count of how many wonderful solar system and rocket ship themed picture books and beginning readers we have. Along with many, many non-fiction books sharing tons of great facts about space and space exploration. Funny enough, every single one I had placed in the “keep” pile! Mainly because, I love learning about outer space too, and I love reading these books to them! I guess the apple doesn’t fall too far from the tree, in this case. I just love seeing how much the adventurous side of these little boys are growing as the years go by. And I love being adventurous right along with them! July 20th is actually Space Exploration Day, and there’s no better way to celebrate than making these absolutely adorable Galaxy Cupcakes with your kiddos. Those of you Mostly Homemade Mom readers who have been with me for a long time can report – I don’t share overly complicated decoration recipes. I’m a busy mom and I need ideas that are cute, quick, and easy! Most of all, I need ideas that use ingredients I can easily pick up on my weekly trip through the grocery store. These cupcakes, using my favorite Pillsbury™ Funfetti® cake mix and the NEW Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag make this dessert a breeze! If you like these Galaxy Cupcakes, please leave a rating and a comment below this post! Recipe Print Galaxy Cupcakes These Galaxy Cupcakes are perfect for a space themed party! Cupcakes are decorated with frosting, sprinkles, lollipops, and ring-shaped gummy candy - so adorable! Author: Kelly Miller Prep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 40 minutes Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Keyword: galaxy cupcakes, space cupcakes Servings: 24 cupcakes Did you make this recipe? Leave a review Ingredients 1 box Pillsbury Funfetti® cake mix 1 cup water 1/2 cup oil 3 eggs 1 package Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag vanilla flavor 24 - 48 small lollipops 24 - 48 gummy candy rings rock candy broken into smaller pieces various sprinkles Instructions Prepare the cake mix using the water, oil, and eggs according to package directions and bake into 24 cupcakes. Cool completely. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake using the filled pastry bag. Sprinkle with themed sprinkles and small pieces of rock candy. To assemble candy "planets," gently stretch gummy candy around lollipops. Place one or two planet lollipops into each cupcake. Serve immediately. Nutrition Calories: 200kcal Fat: 9g Saturated fat: 1g Cholesterol: 20mg Sodium: 159mg Potassium: 14mg Carbohydrates: 27g Sugar: 21g Protein: 1g Vitamin A: 0.6% Calcium: 1.1% Iron: 2.3% Did you make this recipe? Tag @MostlyHomemadeMom on Instagram and hashtag it #MostlyHomemadeMom I really loved how easy it was to just hand over the pastry bag to the boys to frost their cupcakes. It’s the same classic frosting flavor as always from Pillsbury, only SO much easier to create a fun cupcake. The first-ever pre-filled Pillsbury pastry bag makes it so easy for bakers of any skill level to create impressive results. No need to hassle with pastry bags and tips, just open and go! They come in three flavors: Vanilla, Chocolate Fudge, and Cream Cheese. To say the boys thought this idea was great, is a MAJOR understatement. They had an absolutely blast with me frosting these cupcakes – and eating them too, of course! Pillsbury and the Pillsbury Doughboy want to inspire you to join Operation Celebration. Be sure to sign up for the Pillsbury Operation Celebration newsletter to receive even more baking ideas for upcoming holidays and events. What flavor Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag do you plan on trying with your next cupcake creation? Leave your ideas in the comment section below! Ad – This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine.