Frozen Icicle Candy Cupcakes!

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About: Hi! My name is Natalie! I have an awesome husband that lets me be a Play-at-home mom of 3! We homeschool and do projects daily! Check out my blog Doodlecraft for more awesomeness!

Intro: Frozen Icicle Candy Cupcakes!

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)

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!

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!

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:

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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    LeslieF7yasmeenanandh

    Reply 2 years ago

    I used honey, but getting it to 300 degrees turned the colour golden. When I added the blue colouring, it turned green, but that was to be expected with the colour of the candy. It was still pretty.

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    emelreem

    3 years ago

    Thanks for this post! I made some yesterday, but they are pliable, not firm, could I have done something wrong? Thanks in advance.

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    doodlecraftemelreem

    Reply 3 years 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.

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    jenny.macaraegtapao

    3 years ago

    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! :)

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    CrystalB01

    4 years ago

    Loved FROZEN I cry every time I watch it nice cupcakes yum

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    bagnitsch

    4 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Kafukai

    4 years ago on Introduction

    WOW & LOL! Heisenberg ;-)...

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

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    thehbird

    4 years ago

    Gorgeous cupcakes

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    Mielameri

    4 years ago

    Love these! They look fabulous and tasty :)