Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Ok guys, I have been looking high and low for this cotton candy flavoring and finally found it! I have been dying to make cotton candy cupcakes for at least a year (or more) so here they are! How fun are these!! Wouldn't they be cute for a baby shower.

1 pkg plain white cake mix
1 1/2 c blueberry yogurt (about 2-6oz cups)
1/4 c water
1/4 c veg oil
3 large egg
1/4 tsp cotton candy flavoring (found it at cake shop)
8 drops of blue food coloring

Preheat oven to 350º. Line 24 tins with paper liners. Prepare your batter by combining all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix on low for 30 seconds, then scrape down sides and increase speed to medium and beat 2 more minutes. Pour into paper liners, filling each about 2/3 of the way full. Bake cupcakes 17-20 minutes until light golden. Let cool before removing to racks to cool completely.

Cotton Candy Buttercream
3 oz cotton candy (about half of bag)
4 tbsp butter at room temp
3 c powdered sugar
3 tbsp milk

Blend butter in mixing bowl or about 30 seconds until creamy, add 2 1/2 c shredded cotton candy and beat until incorporated ( The mixture will be blue and grainy). Add powdered sugar and milk, blend on low until frosting comes together and is nearly smooth, it will still be slightly grainy -increase speed to medium high and beat for 30 seconds to fluff it up.
I had 1/2 of a can of white canned frosting so I added half of it to my cotton candy frosting in the decorating bag to give it it's swirl.
Frost cooled cupcakes with buttercream and garnish with fluffs of cotton candy, I had to add sprinkle too. Just remember that cotton candy will harden when when sitting out in air, so just keep them under a cake dome or cake saver or wait to add cotton candy when you serve them.
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Wende said…
These look great! Where did you find the cotton candy flavoring?
Mickey said…
Hey Wende!
Found the cotton candy flavoring at a shop that sells cake pans,frostings bags, etc. I heard you can order it online too
Lisa said…
I never even knew there was such a thing as cotton candy flavoring. How neat. Your cupcakes are so pretty and I like your ideas. Does the blueberry yogurt make the cake taste like blueberries or is it there mostly for color?
Mickey said…
just for color I think.
Avril said…
My goodness are these cupcakes for REAL!!??? - my daughter would fall over backwards if she had one of these treasures in front of her!!!! So glad you could finally find the "cotton candy" flavoring so that you could make the cupcakes and share in the delight of them with all of us! :-)
What fun! Cotton candy flavoring is a new one on me, but I'm certainly glad to know about it. Great cupcakes!
How cute! I am going to look for the cotton candy flavoring so I can make them.
Unknown said…
Neat! I love the idea of a new flavor for cupcakes. Thanks for posting.
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Francesca said…
Cotton candy in a bag?! Now, that's futuristic to me, we have to wait for the fair at Christmas time to get cotton candy!
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