COLORFUL CUPCAKES WITH COTTON CANDY CLOUDS


Cupcake Ingredients
1 boxed white cake (I used Pillsbury brand)
1 cup milk
1/4 cup melted butter, cooled slightly
4 egg whites
1 tsp vanilla extract
food coloring (your choice of colors)

Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Place cupcake liners in the tin.
3. Blend cake mix, milk, melted butter, egg whites, and vanilla in the mixing bowl at low speed until moistened for about 2 minutes.
4. Get 3 bowls and put equal amounts of batter in each bowl.  Add 2 to 3 drops of food coloring to each bowl and mix until you have reached your desired color.
5. With a spoon scoop equal parts batter of each color into cupcake liner, layering them.  
6. Bake according to box directions.
7. Take out and inserted a toothpick in center of cupcakes.  The toothpick should come out clean.  Let cool in tin for 15 minutes before moving to a wire rack.


Buttercream Frosting Ingredients 
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups powdered sugar
2-3 tbsp. milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt to taste 
food coloring (your choice of colors)

Instructions
1. In a stand mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment beat the butter on medium speed until smooth.
2. Add in the powdered sugar and milk mixing well after each tablespoon of milk.  
3. Add vanilla and salt and mix until well combine and smooth looking.
4. Get 2 bowls and put equal amounts of buttercream in each bowl. Add 2 to 3 drops of your choice of food coloring to each bowl and mix until you have reached your desired color.  I used pink and blue coloring and left the third color white.  
5. Spoon each colored buttercream frosting into 12" pastry bags.  Cut tip off each bag and twist and tie off with a rubber band.
6. Take a 16" pastry bag and cut tip off.  Place star decorating tip inside the bag.
7. Place all three 12" pastry bags inside the 16" pastry bag (they won't fit perfectly), twist and rubber band off.
8. In a swirl motion decorate each cupcake. 

 Cotton Candy Cloud
a bag of pink and blue cotton candy
lollipop sticks

All I did was pull little amounts of the cotton candy apart.  Then placed it on top of a lollipop stick and stuck it straight into the middle of each cupcake.  

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