“Frozen” Blue Velvet Cupcakes

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In my last post, I wrote about my daughter’s Frozen themed birthday party. We made a beautiful Frozen snowflake cake with three layers of chocolate and vanilla cake inside. To go with the centerpiece, we also made these wonderful blue velvet cupcakes. The cupcake base is actually a Duncan Hines cake mix, but we gave it a homemade taste by using butter, an extra egg, and buttermilk in lieu of water. To frost, we swirled plenty of Duff Goldman blue icing on top. We then placed a homemade molded white chocolate snowflake in the center of each cupcake, surrounded by snowflake sprinkles and blue sparkling sugar. The finishing touch was a Frozen ring carefully placed on the top edge of each cupcake. (To find out where to purchase these items, please see previous post).

Funny story for you: These cupcakes turned out beautifully. Our cake turned out beautifully as well, and all but two of our family party guests opted to eat the layer cake instead of the cupcakes. That evening, we found ourselves with sixteen extra cupcakes in our kitchen. Our kind pastor allowed us to bring the extras into my daughter’s Sunday school class the next day, where her teachers gladly passed out these blue-laden treats to her friends. We saw several vibrant blue mouths and happy faces on the way out of the church service that day.  🙂

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"Frozen" Blue Velvet Cupcakes
 
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Serves: 18
Ingredients
  • 1 (16.5 oz) box Duncan Hines Blue Velvet cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • 1 stick softened butter
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  • 3 (6 oz) squeeze tubes of Duff Goldman blue icing
  • white chocolate snowflakes
  • snowflake sprinkles
  • blue sparkling sugar
  • "Frozen" themed rings
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cupcake tins with 18 cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, add the cake mix, eggs, buttermilk, and butter. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  3. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Using a ¼ cup scooper, drop batter into cupcake liners. Bake for 18-21 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool.
  5. Frost by swirling blue icing (with a star tip) on top of each cupcake. Place a white chocolate snowflake in the center. Sprinkle with snowflake sprinkles and blue sparkling sugar. Place a Frozen ring on the top perimeter of each cupcake.

 

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