Fun Cotton Candy Cupcakes

Cotton Candy Cupcakes will make daily life feel like a fair!

These cotton candy cupcakes will make you feel like you're at a fair! Make these for a special birthday or celebration, or just because.

Speaking of fairs, are they coming back this summer and fall? I know the BIG New England one we used to go to every year is coming back. And I know that the Dutchess County fair in New York is coming back and that I’ll definitely be hitting that in late August. I think fairs are one of the only times I eat cotton candy. And it’s really only ever a bite of my kids’ cotton candy. The only other scenario – is having maple cotton candy when it’s sugaring season in Massachusetts. You go to the sugar shacks, you have some pancakes (or eggs and bacon, if you’re me) and then you buy maple cotton candy and maple syrup from the gift store. It’s a THING. Like cupcakes:

Cotton Candy Cupcakes:

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What You Need:

1 box of white (or confetti or anything) cake mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream or buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp LorAnn Cotton Candy flavor
Vanilla buttercream
Cotton Candy

What You Do:

1 – First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2 – Add cake mix, eggs, sour cream, and oil to the bowl of a stand mixer.

3 – Then, mix on low with a paddle attachment.

4 – And then once incorporated, add the cotton candy flavoring.

5 – Evenly divide the batter between (2) 12 cavity cupcake tins.

6 – Bake in cupcake liners for 15-18 mins or until a skewer or toothpick comes out clean.

7 – Remove from oven once done and let cupcakes cool for at least 20-25 mins.

8 – Add vanilla buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a 1M decorating tip.

9 – Pipe a thick circle around the top of the cupcake and top with a broken off piece of cotton candy.

Notes:

The buttermilk or sour cream addition makes for a softer crumb (what people consider a moist cake). And it also aids with cutting a bit of sweetness from the cupcake. Other possible cake mix options: Confetti.

These cotton candy cupcakes will make you feel like you're at a fair! Make these for a special birthday or celebration, or just because.

These cotton candy cupcakes will make you feel like you're at a fair! Make these for a special birthday or celebration, or just because.

These cotton candy cupcakes will make you feel like you're at a fair! Make these for a special birthday or celebration, or just because.

These cotton candy cupcakes will make you feel like you're at a fair! Make these for a special birthday or celebration, or just because.

These cotton candy cupcakes will make you feel like you're at a fair! Make these for a special birthday or celebration, or just because.

These cotton candy cupcakes will make you feel like you're at a fair! Make these for a special birthday or celebration, or just because.

These cotton candy cupcakes will make you feel like you're at a fair! Make these for a special birthday or celebration, or just because.

So, are these cotton candy cupcakes divine or what?

These cotton candy cupcakes will make you feel like you're at a fair! Make these for a special birthday or celebration, or just because.

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