Pastel Flower Cupcakes



Pastel Flower Cupcakes

by Angie Barrett April-20-2012

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Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • egg whites
  • 1 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream (8oz container)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    For Royal Icing Flowers:
  • 3 oz warm water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons meringue powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 pound powdered icing sugar
  • 5 tablepoons cornstarch
  • Edible Glitter
  • gel food coloring
  • 2D Tip
  • Piping Bags
    For Cupcake Icing:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teapsoons vanilla
  • 8 oz Cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Instructions

For Cupcakes:Pre-heat oven to 325F. In a large bowl, mix together cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt.  In the bowl of a mixer, mix together the egg whites, water, and vanilla. Mix on low for about 10 seconds. Slowly add the dry mix a little at a time. Mixing on low until everything is combined. Add sour cream and mix well. Add color now if desired. Mix well. Line a muffin/cupcake tin with paper liners. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 full of batter. Bake at 325F for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and cool.
For Royal Icing Flowers:In the bowl of a mixer, mix the warm water and the meringue powder. Mix for 30 seconds. Add the cream of tartar and mix for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar slowly, mix until combined. Add in cornstarch and mix. Using the paddle attachment on the lowest speed, mix slowly for 10 minutes.Tint with gel food coloring. 
To Make the flowers: Fill a piping bag, fitted with a 2D Drop Flower Decorating Tip. On parchment paper, press tip to surface and squeeze, rotating your wrist from a 9'o'clock angle to a 12 o'clock angle. Release pressure and left away. Dot center with yellow icing. Let dry over night. Once flowers are dry, brush with edible glitter.Use to decorate cupcakes
For Cupcake Icing:For icing: Cream butter in the bowl of a mixer. Add cream cheese and mix well. Slowly add powdered sugar while mixing. Add vanilla and heavy cream and mix until combined. For my cupcake icing, I used a piping bag, fitted with a 2D Drop Flower Decorating Tip and swirled.

Details

Yield: 24 cupcakes

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