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I happen to love the fluffy, billowy, spun-sugary concoction that brings to mind State Fairs and amusement parks. Years ago when I wrote the original Pink Princess Cookbook, I included this signature Cotton Candy Cupcake recipe which makes an absolutely perfect dream dessert for any little Pink Princess birthday girl! I have included the recipe for you

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You Will Need

  • Step 1

    Makes 24

    Ingredients for Cupcakes

    1 package Vanilla or white cake mix


    Eggs, as many as cake mix directions state

    Oil, as much as cake mix directions state

  • Step 2

    Ingredients for Frosting

    1 can purchased vanilla frosting

    1 teaspoon pure Vanilla extract

    * ½ teaspoon bubblegum flavoring

    Pink and/or blue paste food coloring

    2 bags purchased cotton candy

  • Step 3

    Let’s Make Cupcakes!

    Preheat oven to temperature directed on cake mix package. Line 24 cupcake molds with paper or silicone cupcake liners. Set aside until ready to use.

  • Step 4

    1. Make cupcakes according to directions, substituting milk for water and adding enough pink or blue paste food coloring to the batter to create a pastel colored batter.

  • Step 5

    2. Bake according to cake mix package instructions. Remove cupcakes from oven and cool on wire racks for 30 minutes before frosting and decorating.

  • Step 6

    3. Place the purchased frosting in a bowl and add Vanilla and bubblegum flavoring. Tint the frosting pink or blue as desired with the paste food coloring. Frost cupcakes and decorate with a small amount of cotton candy in the center of each frosted cupcake.

  • Step 7

    Bubblegum flavoring may be purchased at cake decorating supplies stores or craft stores.



BreeXI · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 6 projects
i decided to give these a try cuz they looked amazing and cute and yummy Happy but mine taste nothing like cotton candy and the cotton candy decor melted almost instantly. i wonder what could be tweaked to fix my issue...
farsprinkles · 2 projects
cute...love it! Happy
:O ♥

these look delicious! really pretty pic.
Love in a Thunderstorm
Love in a Thunderstorm · 7 projects
I bet you have to eat those pretty quick, or the moistness of the frosting is going to melt the cotton candy. Happy
Jet H.
Jet H. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 108 projects
ohhh they looks so yummy , so sweet the picts. love the pretty look.

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