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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!

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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)

1 Egg
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!

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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...
add
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!

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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!

Step 4:

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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!

Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more fun!
 
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emelreem6 days ago
Thanks for this post! I made some yesterday, but they are pliable, not firm, could I have done something wrong? Thanks in advance.
doodlecraft (author)  emelreem6 days ago
Hi, sorry they didn't turn out. My guess is they didn't quite reach the "hard crack" stage. Did you use a candy thermometer? What is the climate like where you live?...elevation...? Some elements might make a difference. I'm in the humid south though and haven't had a problem.
Hi, thanks for this wonderful post. My kids are having their birthdays this October and November and I am planning to make this as giveaway. I tried making the icicles today but it ended up gummy. How can I make it hard and crusty like yours? Thanks! :)
Nicola2833 months ago

I am soo going to make these!

thehbird7 months ago

I loved Frozen and these cupcakes are perfect

pie201020117 months ago
Loved FROZEN I cry every time I watch it nice cupcakes yum
Yummmmmm
bagnitsch8 months ago

These are better than just using the ice shards that, I've seen. Good job!

FrecklesMagee8 months ago

I voted! So pretty!!

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Please feel free to vote, comment, tweet, or pin!

Thanks!

HollyMann8 months ago

Those are beautiful and look delicious - amazing!!!

foobear8 months ago

wow, these are works of art

Starburn3218 months ago
Haha, I love A Christmas Story.
doodlecraft (author)  Starburn3218 months ago
Yay! 10 points! :)
aheibi8 months ago

WOW & LOL! Heisenberg ;-)...

That's remind me that opening of The Simpson's parody of Breaking Bad.

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doodlecraft (author)  aheibi8 months ago

Ha ha, that's funny! I have gotten a few Breaking Bad comments! :)

tclemmo8 months ago

Beautiful.

thehbird8 months ago
Gorgeous cupcakes
Mielameri8 months ago
Love these! They look fabulous and tasty :)
So cute

These are perfect! I love the mix of shards and fancy icicles!