1boxed yellow cake mix with ingredients to prepare as listed
3 1/2cupsof powdered sugar
1/3cupof maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
To make the roses out of bacon, brush one side of every bacon slice with butter, sprinkle on brown sugar, roll it up and place the bacon bloom side up in a muffin tin. Put in the oven and bake until the bacon is crispy. Drain off excess grease by sitting on a paper towel.
To make the cupcakes prepare according to the box directions for cupcakes and mix in 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
Pour the batter into a lined muffin tin, about 3/4 full.
Put into the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes. Remove and let the cupcakes cool.
To make the frosting, cream together the butter and 1/3 cup of the powdered sugar at a time. Add in the maple syrup.
Once the cupcakes are cooled, add the frosting and then put the bacon rose right on top.
You can drizzle the tops with melted chocolate as well.
We didn't do it in this recipe but, if you want more bacon taste you can even stir in a few cooked bacon crumbles to the cupcake batter before baking.