Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Cotton candy cupcakes featuring a strawberry cake filled with cotton candy and topped with vanilla icing for a fun treat.

Cotton candy cupcakes featuring a strawberry cake filled with cotton candy and topped with vanilla icing for a fun treat.

These cotton candy cupcakes are so delicious, cute, and have real cotton candy inside of the cupcake!  Not to mention the adorable fluffs of cotton candy garnishing the whole thing.

So cute, and so perfect for anyone who loves cotton candy.

Cotton candy cupcakes featuring a strawberry cake filled with cotton candy and topped with vanilla icing for a fun treat.

These cotton candy cupcakes are perfect for a kids birthday party. A classic fair treat turned into a fun dessert that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Who could resist?

Cotton candy cupcakes featuring a strawberry cake filled with cotton candy and topped with vanilla icing for a fun treat.

Storing the Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Cotton candy melts and if left too long the cute little garnishes on the cupcakes will melt after a short while. Do not top the cupcakes until just before serving.

If you have any leftovers, remove the cotton candy before storing the cupcakes in an air tight container.

Cotton candy cupcakes featuring a strawberry cake filled with cotton candy and topped with vanilla icing for a fun treat.

How to Add More Cotton Candy Flavour

If you really want bold cotton candy flavour try whipping in either real cotton candy of cotton candy flavouring into your vanilla frosting.

If you go that route I would suggest making homemade vanilla buttercream frosting rather than using the store bought frosting.

Cotton candy cupcakes featuring a strawberry cake filled with cotton candy and topped with vanilla icing for a fun treat.

Can I use my Favourite Vanilla Cupcake Recipe?

I used cake mix because it is easy and strawberry cake mix has really great flavour that works well in this cupcake. If you want to use a homemade cake recipe instead of cake mix, feel free.

If you go that route you may want to add a little cotton candy flavouring and pink food dye.

Cotton candy cupcakes featuring a strawberry cake filled with cotton candy and topped with vanilla icing for a fun treat.

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Cotton candy cupcakes featuring a strawberry cake filled with cotton candy and topped with vanilla icing for a fun treat.

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes | Prep time: 10 mins | Bake time: 22 mins

Ingredients:

1 box strawberry cake mix, prepared
1 package pink cotton candy
2 jars white icing
Pink food colouring
Paper straws

Instructions:

Prepare cake mix according to package instructions to make 24 cupcakes. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely

Use a knife to cut out the center of each cupcake, making sure not to cut through to the bottom.

Fill each hole with cotton candy.

In a large bowl, combine the white icing and pink food colouring. Stir until the desired colour is reached. Pipe the icing on top of the cupcakes.

Form a ball with a small amount of cotton candy and place the ball on top of a paper straw. Place the straw in the cupcake. Continue this process until all the cupcakes are decorated.

Cotton Candy Cupcakes
Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 32 minutes

Cotton candy cupcakes featuring a strawberry cake filled with cotton candy and topped with vanilla icing for a fun treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 box strawberry cake mix, prepared
  • 1 package pink cotton candy
  • 2 jars white icing
  • Pink food coloring
  • Paper straws

Instructions

Prepare cake mix according to package instructions to make 24 cupcakes. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely

Use a knife to cut out the center of each cupcake, making sure not to cut through to the bottom. Fill each hole with cotton candy.


In a large bowl, combine the white icing and pink food coloring. Stir until the desired color is reached. Pipe the icing on top of the cupcakes.

Form a ball with a small amount of cotton candy and place the ball on top of a paper straw. Place the straw in the cupcake. Continue this process until all the cupcakes are decorated.



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