Top delicious yellow cupcakes with a dollop of light blue frosting, and sprinkle on candy pearls and colored sugar to fit a fantastic shimmery Frozen-inspired theme!
Frozen-themed cupcakes: Butter yellow cupcakes recipe
Butter Yellow Cupcakes are a traditional favorite made with sugar, eggs and vanilla extract. This delectable basic cupcake recipe may be topped with a variety of frostings to fit any special event.
1-1/2 cups White Lily Enriched Bleached All Purpose Flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 12 muffin cups with paper or foil liners.
Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer at medium high speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Blend well.
With mixer on low speed, add half the flour mixture, milk and remaining flour mixture, mixing after each addition just until blended.
Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack. Cool completely before frosting.
Makes 12 cupcakes / Photo and recipe courtesy of White Lily
Frozen-theme cupcakes: White buttercream icing recipe
1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk
In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla.
Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry.
Gradually add milk; beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
For Pure White Icing (stiff consistency), omit butter; substitute an additional 1/2 cup shortening for butter and add 1/2 teaspoon No-Color Butter Flavor. Add up to 4 tablespoons light corn syrup, water or milk to thin for icing cakes.
Note: If using a hand mixer, beat shortening, butter, if used, and liquid first, then add sugar, as above. It may be necessary to add additional sugar for the correct consistency.
Makes about 2-1/4 cups of icing / Recipe courtesy of Wilton
Making the frosting and toppings Frozen-style
To get the blue tint for Frozen-themed cupcakes, add 8 drops of blue food coloring, stir it all in, and see how you like the color. Add more food coloring until you get the exact shade you want.
Decorate as desired with:
- Wilton white sugar pearls
- Wilton blue sparkling sugar
- Blue and white Snowflakes Sprinkles (optional – not shown)