I made these vanilla cupcakes for my son’s teacher’s birthday, and the kids, and parents went crazzzy! These cute little cupcakes were a total hit, even though I had to hit the brakes and half of the cupcakes flew across my car. Major crisis here, so if you have to transport these cupcakes, make sure they are secured tightly and out of the sun! The cupcake frosting will melt in the sun so these two factors are extremely important, when transporting. Nevertheless, the kids didn’t care if the cupcakes looked a little funny…they still tasted great! HA! These cupcakes are absolutely delicious, and are really fun to make. So much everyone wanted seconds, so make sure you make extra cupcakes!
- Preparation Time: 30 min.
- Cook Time: 20 min.
- Cuisine: Mermaid Cupcakes
- Servings: 12 cupcakes
- 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 1/4 tsp. of baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. of salt
- 3/4 cup of unsalted butter (room temperature)
- 3/4 cups of sugar
- 2 eggs (room temperature)
- 2 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup of buttermilk (room temperature)
1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl and set aside.
3Combine butter and sugar in a stand mixer bowl, and beat until fluffy.
4Add eggs one at a time until throughly combined.
5Add vanilla until combined.
6Reduce mixer speed and slowly alternate buttermilk and flour mixture by spoon until completely combined.
7Spray cupcake tin with non stick spray, and line tray with cupcake liners.
8Once batter is mixed, fill cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full. DO NOT OVERFILL!
9Bake cupcakes for 20 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
10Let cupcakes cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack.
11Let cupcakes cool completely before icing. Do not try to frost cupcakes while warm or you will have a melted mess on your hands!
12Once completely cooled, frost the cupcakes and have fun! Get creative!
13*To get the multi colored frosting affect, lie plastic wrap down and pipe each color of frosting in vertical lines, and gently wrap. Then using a piping nozzle/bag, and decorate!
14Spray with edible glitter for extra fancy cupcakes!