Introduction: Frozen Icicle Candy Cupcakes!
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Spend a snowy day making frozen Cupcakes!
Okay, they aren't actually frozen...although you could freeze them.
Perfect for a Frozen Princess Party--or just a yummy treat!
With Blue Crystal Icicle Shards for added frostiness.
Step 1: Cupcakes for Four!
Here's a great recipe for Cupcakes for four!
You know, those days where you can't justify making 24 cupcakes
because you know you'll eat them all!
Okay, so just 4.
(except after eating them...I realized more than 4 would have been nice)
4 TBSP butter softened
4 TBSP sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
3 TBSP milk
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 pinches of salt
Mix the wet ingredients, than add dry ingredients and mix!
Get out 4 cupcake papers.
Fill them 2/3's full.
Should use all your batter!
Bake 350* F for 15 minutes.
Step 2: Make the Icicles!
Now, while they are baking and cooling...
make your frozen icicle shard candy!
"Be careful, those icicles have been know to kill people" (name that movie)
Okay, in a saucepan...
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons of corn syrup
2 tablespoons of water
boil on high until it reaches 300* F or hard crack.
Then add 1 drop of blue food coloring
and 1/8 teaspoon of flavoring (optional)
Pour it out on a silicone mat.
I poured a large amount first, then little strings and strands
of syrup to make the lacy frozen icicles.
It will lift right up off the mat when cooled.
The larger piece can be broken carefully to make crystals.
Really though, be careful...hard candy can cut like glass.
Step 3: Prep the Cupcakes!
I used my Silhouette machine to cut out scallop cupcake wrappers
out of damask acetate paper.
Now just added a generous swirl of buttercream or your favorite white frosting
and top with hard candy icicles and shards!
Remove the shards and icicles before giving to small children.
My 5 year old was fine, but fyi.
These were so fun to make and tasted great!
Now I must have a Frozen Princess Party--next snow day!
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