Mountain Dew Cupcakes

1 box (about 15 oz) Duncan Hines yellow cake mix

1 c Mountain Dew soda

1/3 c vegetable oil

3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with 24 liners. Combine all ingredients. Divide evenly among liners. Bake for 17 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

Mountain Dew Buttercream Frosting

1/2 c butter, softened

4 c powdered sugar, sifted

2 tbsp mountain dew

2 tbsp lemon juice

yellow food coloring

green food coloring

In a small bowl, combine mountain dew and lemon juice. Set aside. Beat butter for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and 3 tablespoons of mountain dew and lemon juice mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl. Beat on medium high for 1 minute. Add yellow food coloring. Beat for 30 seconds. Remove half of frosting, and place in a small icing bag. Add green food coloring to remaining frosting. Beat for 15 seconds. Scrape bowl and beat for an additional 15 seconds. Place green frosting in a small icing bag. Place both yellow and green frosting bags into a larger icing bag which has been fitted with an Ateco #844 (large closed star) tip or large tip of your choice. Pipe icing in rose pattern on cupcakes. Makes enough to frost 25-29 cupcakes.