Funfetti Cupcakes!!

1 Nov

I love cupcakes and the only thing better than normal cupcakes is sparkly cupcakes. Which is why I am so grateful to the person who created the funfetti cupcake – because it’s genius! A little over a week ago I finally invested in this cupcake decorating set:

It was barely 12 bucks at Wal Mart so how could I resist!? I then came across a divine looking cupcake recipe which was just calling to be used. And then, miraculously an event came along that called for cupcakes and I embarked on my funfetti venture. And here are the results:

Funfetti Cupcakes

Makes 12

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes:

- 1/2 cup butter

- 1 cup sugar

- 2 eggs

- 1 tablespoon vanilla

- 1 1/2 cups flour

- 1 teaspoon baking powder

- 1/3 cup milk

- 1/3 cup multicoloured sprinkles + more for decorating

For the icing:

- 1 cup butter

- 2 1/2 cups icing sugar

- 1 tablespoon vanilla

- 1 tablespoon milk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay 12 cupcake liners in a muffin tin.

2. Cream butter and sugar together in a bowl. Stir in eggs and vanilla.

3. In a separate bowl combine flour and baking powder. Pour half this mixture into wet ingredients and mix thoroughly. Once combined, pour in milk and stir well. Then add the remaining dry mixture.

4. Once thoroughly mixed, gently fold in the sprinkles. Be careful not to fold too much or the sprinkles will start to blend and you’ll end up with a brownish mix rather than a beautifully multicolored one.

5. Place a scoop of batter in each cupcake liner. Place tray in oven and bake for 18-20 minutes.

6. While cupcakes bake you can work on the icing. Blend together butter, icing sugar and vanilla. If it is too solid, add in the tablespoon milk, if it is still too solid you may continue adding milk, a tablespoon at a time, until it reaches desired consistency.

7. If you have an icing dispensing device, transfer icing into the bag (with the desired decorating nozzle), if not you may leave it in the bowl.

8. Remove cupcakes from oven and let cool completely. Once cooled, apply icing using dispensing device or simply a knife if you do not have a decorating set. Top iced cupcakes with sprinkles and you’re done!

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One Response to “Funfetti Cupcakes!!”

  1. liztesar November 1, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    These make me hungry! YUMM!

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