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Super Fun Colorful Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Prepare perfectly sweet and enjoyable Cotton Candy Cupcakes that children will love and adults can enjoy just as much! These cupcakes are easy to prepare and assemble, making them an excellent choice for any event.

When you have a birthday party or special event you’re planning to attend, bring something sweet, fun, and delicious with these Cotton Candy Cupcakes.

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

They look good and taste even better. You’re sure to leave a lasting impression on friends and family when preparing these cupcakes with easy-to-find ingredients.

Why Make CottonCandy Cupcakes?

If you love cotton candy and cupcakes, combine the sweet candy with a fulfilling dessert to make the best Cupcakes you’ve ever tasted.

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

You can make these cupcakes with simple ingredients, including a box of white cake mix, vanilla buttercream, and some cotton candy that you can easily find and add to your cupcakes.

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

You’ll also give the cupcakes more of a cotton candy taste by incorporating the cotton candy flavoring into the mixture. You’re going to love the ways these cupcakes turn out!

Where can I find cotton candy?

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

You may think that you need to go to the fair to get cotton candy, but that isn’t true. You can easily find cotton candy in most grocery stores.

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Check the candy aisle to see if you can find it in a bag or plastic container. If not, check your local Dollar Tree or Dollar General because they’ll usually have plenty of cotton candy available.

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Which type of cake mix do I need to use?

You’ll need a box of white cake mix for this recipe. However, the brand of the cake mix doesn’t matter. You can choose from any of your favorites, such as Pillsbury, Duncan Hines, or even Betty Crocker. If you prefer using a generic brand, it’s fine!

Where can I serve these awesome cotton candy cupcakes?

You can serve these delicious cotton candy cupcakes at any event or party. They are perfect for birthday parties, baby showers, graduations, and other special occasions. You can also give them as gifts or make them to enjoy with family and friends.

No matter how you choose to serve them, they’ll be sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face! And the best part is that they’re so easy to make and require minimal ingredients.Cotton Candy Cupcakes

How do you keep cotton candy from melting on cupcakes?

To prevent the cotton candy from melting onto your cupcakes, you should keep them in an airtight container until you are ready to serve them. Additionally, make sure that your cupcakes are completely cooled before adding any toppings such as candy or frosting.

Finally, try to avoid direct sunlight when serving the cupcakes as this can cause the cotton candy to melt quickly. With these simple tips, your cupcakes will look and taste great!Cotton Candy Cupcakes

How do you make cotton candy cupcakes?

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Add cake mix, eggs, sour cream and oil to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low with a paddle attachment.

Once incorporated add the cotton candy flavoring.

Evenly divide the batter between (2) 12 cavity cupcake tins

Bake in cupcake liners for 15-18 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

Remove from oven once done and let cupcakes cool for at least 20-25 mins.

Add vanilla buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a 1M decorating tip

Pipe a thick circle around the top of the cupcake and top with a broken off piece of Cotton candy.

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Tips For Making These Cotton Candy Cupcakes:

– For best results, use fresh cotton candy.

– Use a high quality vanilla buttercream to pipe the frosting on the cupcakes.

– Make sure your cupcakes are cooled before adding any toppings such as candy or frosting – this will help prevent them from melting.

– Store cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature.

– If you are taking the cupcakes to a party, make sure to transport them in an insulated container with ice packs. This will help prevent any melting of the cotton candy.

– Feel free to experiment with different flavors of cotton candy and frosting combinations! Have fun with it!

What are some other fun cupcakes recipes to make?

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

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Super Fun Colorful Cotton Candy Cupcakes
Yield: 24 cupcakes

Super Fun Colorful Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

These cotton candy cupcakes are not only gorgeous, they are delicious too! These colorful cupcakes are super fun for any occasion!

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or buttermilk 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp lorann cotton candy flavor Vanilla buttercream
  • Cotton Candy

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add cake mix, eggs, sour cream and oil to the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low with a paddle attachment.
  3. Once incorporated add the cotton candy flavoring.
  4. Evenly divide the batter between (2) 12 cavity cupcake tins
  5. Bake in cupcake liners for 15-18 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Remove from oven once done and let cupcakes cool for at least 20-25 mins.
  7. Add vanilla buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a 1M decorating tip
  8. Pipe a thick circle around the top of the cupcake and top with a broken off piece of Cotton candy.

Notes


The buttermilk or sour cream addition makes for a softer crumb (what people consider a moist cake).
It also aids with cutting a bit of sweetness from the cupcake. Other possible cake mix options: Confetti

Nutrition Information

Yield

12

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 169Total Fat 14gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 55mgSodium 80mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 0gSugar 7gProtein 3g

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