How To Make Cotton Candy Cupcakes From Scratch


 Have you ever looked at a colorful cupcake or cake and wondered HOW in the world did they get all of those colors to stay put? LOL
Well, there’s an EASY method when it comes to putting togehter a colorful cupcake or cake. This tutorial will give you the basics on what you need to make colorful cupcakes. And just for fun, let’s add some Cotton Candy on top of it and call them Cotton Candy Cupcakes!
These colorful cupcakes will be great for Easter or just a fun treat at your next carnival party!
Here's an EASY and super fun colorful cupcake treat. Read my tutorial on how to make Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Tutorial: How To Make Cotton Candy Cupcakes From Scratch

Ingredients on how to make Cotton Candy Cupcakes

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg, plus 2 egg yolks, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cotton candy

Directions How To Make Cotton Candy Cupcakes From Scratch 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and place to the side.

In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, sour cream, egg, yolks, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Stir in the cotton candy until evenly distributed -do not over mix.

Get 3-4 small bowls scoop equal amount of cake mix in each bowl. Add 1 drop of food coloring to each bowl mixing until you get the desired color of choice.  Using a large spoon add a scoop of cake mix from each color filling the cupcake holder. Do not over fill.

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Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

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For the Frosting:
1 1/2 to 3 teaspoons heavy cream
1 ounce cotton candy
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter softened
4 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a bowl, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons of the heavy cream over the cotton candy to melt it place to the side

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until thoroughly combined. Stir in the vanilla and melted cotton candy. Beat on medium high until light and fluffy add the remaining cream.

 

How to Ice A Colorful Cupcakes

To Decorate Cotton Candy Cupcakes

  1. Get 3-4 small bowls fill with equal parts icing. Add food coloring to each of color of choice. Mix until completely blended to the color of choice.
  2. Use a pastry bag and a LARGE Star tip:  fill the pastry bag with scoops from each color of icing using your hand start at one spot on the cupcake ago around the edge with icing continue the motion building a cone shape and covering the whole cupcake.
  3. Now place a small piece of cotton candy on top for decoration.

Enjoy!!

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  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    February 24, 2015
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    Those sound so good. My kids would love those.

  2. Shauna
    February 24, 2015
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    Oh my goodness, my kids would flip over these. They are so much fun. I love them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. OMG, yes! You have managed to combine the two best sweet treats in the world! Cotton Candy cupcakes? Yes, please!

  4. Susa
    February 24, 2015
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    These cupcakes are so much fun. I’ll be making these for teen daughter’s birthday next month.

  5. Pam
    February 24, 2015
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    I haven’t made cupcakes from scratch in a while. These look so good that I might just have to, though!

  6. February 24, 2015
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    Those look amazing. I must be brave and give them a try.

  7. February 24, 2015
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    Hmmm … these look magically delicious . Definitely a great recipe for Spring and for the Kids

  8. February 24, 2015
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    These look AMAZING!! And cotton candy and cupcakes? I am so there 🙂

  9. February 24, 2015
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    OMG! Everything about those is amazing! I can’t imagine mine coming out nearly as beautiful looking!

  10. February 24, 2015
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    Oh these look like a HUGE hit with the kiddos! Love it

  11. February 25, 2015
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    They sure turned out pretty, didn’t they? My daughter and youngest son are both cotton candy nuts. They’d love this at home!

  12. February 25, 2015
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    My kids would love these cupcakes. The colors are amazing. Love how they get a colorful surprise when they bite into these.

  13. February 25, 2015
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    That is amazing. So colorful and cute.

  14. February 25, 2015
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    I just love all the fun colors and swirls in these. I can’t wait to try making them myself!

  15. February 25, 2015
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    Oh! These are so much fun! I love all the pretty colors! They look easy enough to make too!

  16. February 25, 2015
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    These cupcakes look so cute and fun! I would love to make these.

  17. I want one…I will definitely make these for my granddaughter bday party. Thanks

  18. February 25, 2015
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    My daughter would have so much fun making and eating these. Cute idea!

  19. February 25, 2015
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    I love ANYTHING cotton candy. This sounds so much fun!

  20. February 25, 2015
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    These look just so tasty. I will have to make these for the next birthday party at my house.

  21. March 2, 2015
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    These look good and fun! I love that they are from scratch! Thanks!!!

  22. March 3, 2015
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    Whoa!! Kids would so love making AND eating these colorful cupcakes. What a great idea for older kids’ parties. Thanks for sharing on Something To Talk About link party!!

  23. March 4, 2015
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    Yum! I am definitely going to have to try these!

  24. March 5, 2015
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    This has to be one of the coolest things ever! I would love for you to share this post at my Create & Share Link Party! Hope to see you there 🙂 http://goo.gl/rElcKw

  25. March 6, 2015
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    These look super fun and tasty! I wouldn’t add the cotton candy on top because that would be too sweet, but the colors alone are fun!

    Thanks for sharing at Inspire Me Mondays!

  26. March 9, 2015
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    These cupcakes look amazing! My daughter would love them! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Saturday!

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