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My girls love cotton candy. Any which way they can get it, they are all in for cotton candy. I mean they happily will eat cotton candy on its own.
But still, they also enjoy cotton candy if served with some of their favorite foods. In the past, I made Cotton Candy Milkshakes for them.
But my girls also happen to love cupcakes. So, recently I got this idea after being at Disney World. See Disney is well-known for all their awesome cupcake creations. Plus, during this past spring in Walt Disney World at China Pavilion’s Lotus House, the Spring Fantasy Cotton Candy—at Epcot’s annual Flower & Garden Festival has been a huge hit. While I was there recently, I couldn’t help but check it out.
When I came home, I was missing Disney and couldn’t stop thinking about the cotton candy, as well.
I decided I needed to do something about that. On the Walt Disney World part, I booked some Fastpasses for our July trip. So, dreaming about summer at Disney World once again.
But for the cotton candy longing, I decided to make Cotton Candy Cupcakes. Not only did I make my cotton candy-colored icing to frost my vanilla cupcakes with, but I topped them with actual cotton candy!
So, how can you go wrong with cupcakes, frosting and cotton candy, too?
While I am no Disney World baker, I still think these cupcakes are pretty amazing.
Therefore, these cupcakes are not only for the Disney Cupcake lover but also for the cotton candy lover, too.
Want to make these Cupcakes for your family now?
Then, check out my step-by-step cupcake recipe below now.
Cotton Candy Cupcakes
- One dozen of your favorite vanilla cupcakes
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3-4 tbsp milk
- 1 drop red gel food coloring
- 1 drop blue gel food coloring
- 12 toothpicks + 2-3 oz. white fondant - OR - 4 white straws, cut into thirds**
- Cotton candy (blue and pink)
- Before starting the decorating process, ensure that your cupcakes are cool to the touch
- Using an electric mixer, beat together butter, sugar and milk until smooth. These ingredients will make up your buttercream frosting.
- If your buttercream is too runny, add confectioners’ sugar, 1 tbsp at a time. If it is too thick, add more milk, ½ tbsp at a time. The ideal buttercream forms semi-stiff peaks.
- Divide the buttercream into two bowls. Color one red and the other blue (with its respective food coloring). Mix until completely tinted.
- Scoop your buttercream into a piping bag with a round icing tip attached. Keep one color buttercream on one side and the other, on the other side. This will help give your cupcakes that marbled/tie-dyed look.
- Frost each cupcake.
- Wrap each toothpick with a little bit of fondant.** However, if you decide you will be displaying these cupcakes for long (on a sweet table at a party), and not serving immediately, I suggest using straws to display the cotton candy. While the fondant stick is delicious, over time, the cotton candy will collect the moisture from the fondant and melt/wilt.
- Place a generous serving of cotton candy on each fondant stick/straw. Insert into the cupcake.
- Serve and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 345 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 46mg Sodium: 147mg Carbohydrates: 50g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 47g Protein: 1g
Do you love cotton candy and cupcakes?
Now, share with me in the comments.