Cotton Candy Cupcakes

If you enjoyed the Party Inspiration from TomKat Studio post, then be sure to whip up these FANTASTIC Cotton Candy cupcakes from Bakedom inspired by the Candy Floss in the Harry Potter books!

Honeydukes Candyfloss (Cotton Candy) Cupcakes

Makes about 1 dozen (I usually get about 14)


FOR THE CUPCAKES1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup sugar1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature1/2 cup sour cream1 egg, plus 2 egg yolks, at room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup (.5 ounce) cotton candy, packed
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter, sour cream, egg, yolks, and vanilla and beat until smooth. Scrape the bowl to make sure it’s combined, then stir int he cotton candy until evenly distributed (do not over mix).
Place two tablespoons of batter in each of the paper liners int he prepared muffin pan. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Honeydukes Candyfloss (Cotton Candy) Buttercream Frosting

Makes 12 ounces

FOR THE FROSTING1 1/2 to 3 teaspoons heavy cream1 ounce cotton candy1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature8 ounces confectioners’ sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small bowl, pour 1 1/2 teaspoons of the heavy cream over the cotton candy to melt it; set aside.
In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until thoroughly combined. Stir in the vanilla and melted cotton candy. Beat on medium high until light and fluffy, about 45 seconds, adding the remaining cream, if necessary.

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