For the Cupcake:
Ingredients-1 yellow cake mix, 3 (more than) ripe bananas (mushed), 1 c. water, 1/2 t. baking soda and follow the number of eggs, and oil the back of the box calls for on the back (The recipe I used also said you can use this same basic cake mix+any fruit recipe with just about any fruit and a different variation on this cupcake.)
Instructions-Mix all ingredients together, and bake at 350 for 18 minutes.
For the Filling:
I wanted to put these in little buckets, and throw the crushed wafers on top to look like sand. These were the only buckets I could find (at US Toys).
This recipe made a VERY full 24 cupcakes, after my dog snagged 9 in literally less than a minute (I walked out of the house and forgot they were cooling on the counter, remembered at the end of my sidewalk and ran back in to witness Mr. Licking-His-Lips. For the last 11....I just did this....
I love these mini-vanilla waffers. P.s. I think the icing is my favorite part....very light. I piled it high, to the point of toppling in one case, it's how the best cupcakes are made!