Mardi Gras Cupcakes

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Mardi Gras Cupcakes
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  1. 1 pouch Pillsbury® Funfetti® Vibrant Green Cupcake & Cake Mix
  2. 1 pouch Pillsbury® Funfetti® Neon Yellow Cupcake & Cake Mix
  3. 1 1/3 cups water, divided
  4. 1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil, divided
  5. 4 large egg whites, divided
  6. 1 container Pillsbury® Creamy Supreme® Classic White Frosting
  7. OR Pillsbury® Funfetti® Bold Purple Vanilla Flavored Frosting
  8. 1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  9. Purple, green and yellow colored sugar or decorator sprinkles
  10. Foil-wrapped chocolate coins or Mardi Gras decorating picks
  1. HEAT oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Prepare both cupcake & cake mixes separately, according to package directions, using 2/3 cup water, 1/4 cup oil and 2 egg whites for each. Spoon 1 tablespoon green batter into each baking cup. Top with 1 tablespoon yellow batter. Repeat until all batter is added to baking cups.
  2. BAKE 19 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  3. BEAT frosting and cream cheese in medium bowl with electric on high speed until blended. Spoon into large heavy-duty plastic bag. Cut 1/2-inch corner off bag. Pipe frosting on tops of cupcakes in a swirl pattern. Sprinkle with decorator sugar. Decorate with foil-wrapped coins or other Mardi Gras-themed accents, as desired.
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