We were invited to a end-of-summer BBQ, Mardi Gras Themed. I jumped right at the chance to make dessert. Cupcakes are great for BBQs since you don’t require a plate or silverware to eat them. You can also have fun and make them different colors. I decided to make Yellow Cake cupcakes with Purple Buttercream frosting and Yellow sprinkles… and Purple Chocolate cupcakes with Yellow Buttercream and Purple sprinkles. You can’t get any more Mardi Gras than that! The end result was great, although I will buy purple coloring next time, I used a mix of blue and red, but the purple color wasn’t as vibrant as I wanted it to. They tasted great!