Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Candy Bracelet Cupcakes

I think these cute little cupcakes may be one of my favorites so far.
So sweet for a little girl's birthday party.
I love the simplicity.

Candy Bracelet Cupcakes

1 box French Vanilla Cake Mix
4 eggs
1/3 cup canola oil
1 cup buttermilk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place cupcake liners into cupcake pan.
In a large mixing bowl combine cake mix, eggs, buttermilk and canola oil with an electric mixer.
Beat for 2 minutes; occasionally scraping the sides of the bowl.
Using a large cookie scoop, drop batter into liners.
Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Place cupcakes on a wire rack to cool.

While cupcakes are cooling, make your frosting.

Vanilla Buttercream
3 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
6 cups confectioners sugar
1 T milk or heavy cream
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

In the bowl of your stand mixer add butter and beat for about 1 minute.
Add confectioners sugar one cup at a time.
Add milk and vanilla extract and beat until light and fluffy, about 4-5 minutes.
Place frosting into a piping bag and pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. 
Top with a candy bracelet and a Warhead sour chewy cube.
Makes 24 cupcakes.

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