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!
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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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