Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Disney Princess Cupcakes

Disney Princess Cupcakes won by a vote or two. I love decorating cupcakes, especially if they child-themed. To add a princess to every cupcake, I used Disney Princess stickers. You get those for free when you buy zwieback biscuits here in Holland, and I eat quite a lot of those so I had saved up a bunch of stickers. Everything else is done with buttercream frosting and lots of sprinkles. I used a yellow cupcake recipe, made it pink by adding red food coloring and filled them up with strawberry jam. These cutie-pies sure brighten my day!

Yellow Cupcakes recipe: Martha Stewart - Everyday Food

Ingredients: (makes about 14)
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 6 drops red food coloring

Instructions:
- Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Butter the cups of a standard (12-cup) muffin tin.
- In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a liquid-measuring cup, mix milk and vanilla; set aside.
- In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. With mixer on low speed, add half of dry ingredients, followed by milk-vanilla mixture, then remaining dry ingredients. Do not overmix.
- Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups (a 2-ounce or ¼-cup ice-cream scoop is good for this).
- Place tin on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until a toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool cupcakes 5 minutes in tin, then remove and cool completely on a rack before icing.

Buttercream Icing recipe: adapted from AllRecipes.com

Ingredients: Covers 12 cupcakes
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 tablespoons milk
- Food coloring

Instructions:
- Sift the confectioners's sugar into a medium bowl.
- Add the softened butter, milk and vanilla.
- Mix until the frosting has a slight dropping consistency. Add food coloring, one drop at a time, until you have the desired color.


Cupcakes waiting to be baked.


Filling a cupcake with strawberry jam. The reason why I didn’t fill the jam in the middle, is because the toothpick will be inserted in the middle.


12 cupcakes later …


Frosted and decorated cuppies.


I wish I had these when I was a little girl, I'm sure I would have loved them!


Belle is my favorite Disney Princess … because she gets to live in a French castle with her dream man!!!

7 comments:

apparentlyjessy said...

Oooh I adore these! I am a princess fan deep at heart, I really love the different frosting sprinkle combo you have done on each one. Love! <3

Ms Cupcake said...

Love your princess cupcakes!

A fellow Disney fan.

I must blog about these later.

I've been at Disney a lot this month too.

Ms Cupcake said...

Where are you?

In US or still in Europe?

Robyn
http://www.zencupcake.com

OLGUIS said...

look so Yummy and Very Pretty.
I love Cupcakes and the Disney Decoration is very nice.
Regards
olga.

Anonymous said...

Nice..
how did martha's yellow cupcake tasted
please rely

Paris Pastry said...

@Anonymous: Very nice! Up until I tried 'Magnolia Bakery's Vanilla Cupcakes', it was my favorite.

alia said...

LOVE THE IDEA! will arrange an afternoon-tea for my 3year old daughter and my niece and make those adorable cupcakes. thanks to you:)