Candy Store Cupcakes Recipe


This is a great recipe that I found at the Canadian Living website.  I’ve made a few changes to make this recipe a bit easier.  I think this could be rearranged so that it`s made in to a festive cupcake too.


What You Will Need:  

–   Paste food colouring

–   24 gumdrops

For the Icing:

–   1 ½ cups of butter

–   6 cups of icing sugar

–   ¼ cup of whipping cream

–   2 Tbsp of vanilla

For the cupcake:

–   1 cup of butter

–   2 cups of sugar

–   4 eggs

–   2 tsp of vanilla

–   3 cups of flour

–   1 Tbsp of baking powder

–   ½ tsp of salt

–   1 2/3 cups of milk


What You Will Need to do:

1.   To make the cupcakes:  in a large bowl, add butter and sugar; beat until fluffy.  Beat in eggs, 1 at a time.  Beat in vanilla.

2.   Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture alternately with milk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 2 of milk.  Spoon into paper-lined or greased muffin cups.

3.   Bake in 350ºF oven until cake tester inserted in centre comes out clean, 20 to 22 minutes. Remove from pan; let cool on rack.

4.   To make the icing:  in large bowl, beat butter smooth.  Beat in sugar alternately with cream, making 3 additions of sugar and 2 of cream. Beat in vanilla.

5.   Now, fit piping bag with large plain tip.  Dip blunt end of wooden skewer into food colouring.  Use skewer to paint 2 vertical lines of food colouring opposite each other on inside of piping bag.

6.   Fill bag with icing.  Pipe onto tops of cupcakes.  Top each with gumdrop.



About Dino
There are many things that I love to do. One of those things is crafts! If I could find a job that involved crafts and being able to pay the bills, I'd be all over it! I've also found a great love for cooking and baking in the past few years. Sometimes there doesn't seem to be enough time in the day to be able to fully get into cooking and baking to the degree that I would like to. I've also found myself making a HUGE effort to save my family money. I'm still a beginner but I'm surprised at how many different ways I've found to save money, including starting to use coupons! I hope you enjoy all that I'm about to share.

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