From popcorn bucket cupcakes to yummy cotton candy cupcakes! The list goes on and on and so does your appetite for these adorable cupcakes...
These delicious fair treats will knock your socks off!
Seeing how much I love the fair, especially for all of it's yummy treats and food, I decided to make a bunch of different cupcakes surrounding the whole "fair food" theme. I have SO many ideas, I just need the time now to make them all!
When I hear that the fair is coming to town I KNOW I'm not the only one where the first thing that pops into my head is the FOOD!! Everything seems to be dunked or deepfried which makes it even better than the original!
Over the years I've tried to master as many fair treats as possible and have turned them into some awsome desserts. So gere are some pictures of some of the recent ones I have put together. I have also posted instructions under each photo. Enjoy!
Click here for Hamburger Cupcake Instructions
This Cotton Candy Cupcake was probably the easiest one to make. The only negative was it took three huge bags of cotton candy to finish them all because I kept eating all of it! Uuugg... Oh well, next time I will practive self control.
So to make these I actually started off with a box of cake mix, yes, that right - cake mix! I used the confetti mix that had little bits of chocolate chips and added a few of my own.
Before spooning the batter into my cupcake pans I added a little vanilla flavoring and blue food coloring.
For the icing I used vanilla buttercream and colored it with pink food coloring. You can color the icing any color you want, or even swirl the icing colors together which would give it an even cooler look than this.
I have been on the hunt for actual "cotton candy" flavoring but am having no such luck! So if you come across some please let me know!
Then for the best part, add as much cotton candy as you'd like on top. One thing I did notice was that if these wonderful little things aren't eaten right away, or within the next hour or two, the conton candy seems to deflate and look kind of funny. So if you're going to make these, make them as close as you can to serving time.
Click here for Popcorn Bucket Cupcake Instructions
To make these Coffee and Donut Cupcakes you'll need 12 brown paper cups, which I found at the dollar store.
Bake your favorite type of cupcake or use one of these delicious cake mixes. For the icing I wanted it to taste like coffee so I did was in a seperate bowl I took 2 tablespoons of instant coffee and added 1 tablespoon of water and mixed the two together. Then I added this mixture to my icing and blended for about a minute. It actually turned out better than I thought and tasted exactly the way I wanted it to. You can add more or less coffee depending on how strong you want them to taste.
Before you apply your icing to your cupcakes, have all the donuts you need ready and iced with sprinkles, confetti, candies, etc.. and set asside. This way you'll be ready!
Now I piped the brown coffee-colored icing onto the cupcakes and before the icing set, while it was still soft I placed a donut on top of each one, pressing down lightly.
Now here's where the brown paper cups come in. Cut each cup off about halfway down so there half the hight they started out to be. I then took these and wrote "Coffee" on them in thick black marker. Now that I think of it it would of been cool to print off a really neat coffee logo and glued it on. There's always next time!
Then place each cupcake with donut on top carefully into the cup and for a final touch added a white popeye candy stick for the straw!
Mini Donut Cupcake
The recipe for these delicious mini donut cupcakes is really, really easy. You just might find yourself making them every weekend!
You will need:
1 package of white or yellow cake mix 1 cup of sugar
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
1 tbls of ground nutmeg
1.Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 24 mini (1-3/4-inch) muffin pan cups. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; set aside.
2.Prepare cake mix according to package directions; stir nutmeg into batter. Fill prepared muffin cups two-thirds full.
3.Bake about 12 minutes or until lightly browned and toothpick inserted into centers comes out clean.
4.Remove cupcakes from pans; roll in sugar mixture until completely coated. Serve warm or at room temperature. Looking to make your own mini donuts that are just like the ones you get at the fair? Try this mini donut maker that will take you back every time!
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
These ice cream cone cupcakes are a real hit with all the kids, especially in the summtertime. They actually line up for them!
1package white cake mix, plus ingredients to prepare mix
24 flat-bottomed ice cream cones
vanilla frosting Sprinkles or favorite edible toppers
1.Preheat oven to 350°F.
2.Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
3.Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each ice cream cone.
4.Stand cones in 13X9-inch baking pan or in muffin pan cups. Place a baking pan underneath the muffin pan just in case they top over. This will save you a huge mess!
Bake about 20 minutes or until toothpicks inserted into centers come out clean. Cool completely on wire racks.
5.Frost cupcakes and decorate!
Twinkie Suffed Cupcake