Channel your inner beach bum with this beachy dessert (no sand included!). It's worth tracking down a bench scraper (a flat and rectangular metal baking tool) to help smooth out the buttercream blanket design.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
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Total:
2 hr
Active:
50 min
Yield:
24 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr
Active:
50 min
Yield:
24 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

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Special equipment: 4 pastry bags fitted with large plain round tips; a bench scraper

Color about 2 cups buttercream yellow. Color about 2 cups buttercream orange. Color about 2 cups buttercream turquoise. Transfer each color as well as the remaining 4 cups white buttercream to pastry bags fitted with large plain round tips.

Arrange a 4-by-6 rectangle of cupcakes. Cover all the cupcakes with about half the white buttercream and spread to cover. Chill the cupcakes until the frosting is firm, about 15 minutes. Starting at one of the top corners the rectangle, pipe horizontal lines in different colors and thicknesses, keeping the lines as straight as possible. Reserve about a quarter of each frosting to decorate the top. 

Use a bench scraper (a flat and rectangular metal baking tool) to flatten and smooth the buttercream: With a gentle amount of pressure, drag the bench scraper along the buttercream in the same direction as the stripes, making sure to clean it after each swipe. Pipe an orange pair of flip flops on the blanket and make the strap with sour belts. Pipe a white outline of sunglasses and fill in the lens with blue. Pipe a white sunscreen bottle on the blanket. Decorate the sunscreen bottle as desired.  

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