I let my Perfect Little Helper look through the book of cupcakes and told her she could pick out whichever ones she wanted to bring to school. After the first three choices that I told her weren't going to happen, she settled on these. They're quite clearly based on banana split ice cream sundaes and the end results were strikingly close.
Banana Split Cupcakes (inspired by Betty Crocker)
You're going to start with my Banana Cupcake Recipe (this will open in a new window)
Once you have your cupcakes baked you can get ready to decorate (just make sure they've cooled, otherwise the frosting will melt). I used prepared frosting here, but you can make your own from scratch if you want to be fancy.
1 container chocolate frosting
1 container vanilla frosting
1 container strawberry frosting
prepared hot fudge ice cream topping
Separate your icing into 3 piping bags (I use zip baggies) fitted with star point icing tips.
Frost each cupcake in with the 3 flavors of icing.
Next, drizzle your hot fudge over the top (do not heat up the fudge).
Sprinkle with your jimmies and top with a maraschino cherry.
I was worried that preparing them so early in the morning would make them a mess by the time they were served, but they held up really well and the fudge didn't make a mess of everything like I though it would.
Super simple prep = super adorable desserts. These were a huge hit at school (and with Hubby). Enjoy.