Monday, May 21, 2012

The Cupcake Files // Candy Floss Cupcakes

Since I moved to Invercargill I had been thinking about having a cupcake stall at a local market. At least once a week for the last few months I've been coming up with & trialling new cupcake flavours. I thought I would share some of them on my blog, because it is a big part of my life now and this blog is a little slice of my life, right?

I have decided not to share my exact cupcake recipe. I know that seems kind of mean, but I have adapted one I found & turned it into my own recipe which produces the type of cupcake I want to be known for. I've learnt some tips though that I'll share;

1. Don't over mix! It's the same idea as muffins, if you over mix they will be dry & tough.

2. You don't have to bake a filling into the cupcake. Cook it, scoop out the centre & fill with jam, frosting, curd or cream - yum!

3. An ice cream scoop is your friend - you will end up with evenly sized cupcakes - uniform is good!

So these are my candy floss cupcakes. All you have to do is...

a) Make up a basic vanilla cupcake mix. 
b) Before baking add approx 2 cups of candy floss - pulled into small tufts. Gently fold through -  don't mix until whole batter is pink, just until you have swirls of pink through it.
c) Bake cupcakes as per recipe.
d) Frost with candy floss frosting detailed below.

Candy Floss Frosting

115g Butter, softened
1 t Vanilla
60ml Milk
500g Icing Sugar
1 C Candy Floss

Add butter, vanilla & half of icing sugar to a bowl. Place candy floss in a separate bowl & pour milk over - this will melt it. Add candy floss milk to other frosting ingredients & beat until fluffy. Add remaining icing sugar & beat through. Fill a piping bag with frosting & pipe onto cupcakes. I used a 2D tip for these cupcakes.

I recently made some of these for a 7 year olds birthday party! I sprinkled them with a little edible glitter to give them some sparkle. What do you think?


  1. OMG so cute!
    xoxo Sienna

  2. These are so cute and sound delicious too! I really want to make some cupcakes with edible glitter - fun:)

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  4. Oh this looks so yummy! Now all I want to do is make cupcakes!

    Natasha x

  5. ooh the idea of candy floss in frosting sounds amazing!

  6. WOW, they look incredible!!!
    I wish you had a stall at the market here, I'd buy cupcakes from you every week.
    I'm a terrible baker but I might try to attempt these when we eventually have our house warming.

  7. Hey Hun

    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for the versatile blogger award.

    I like your blog and your cupcakes so much

    I'm having trouble linking so I hope you find it.

  8. hi i love these they turend out so cute these are now my favvv:D