Learn about the solar system in the tastiest of ways! Galaxy Cupcakes are easy to make and so pretty and tasty, that is perfect for themed parties, and is a h̾i̾t ̾ with kids and adults alike!
200g all-purpose flour
3 drops sky blue food gel
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
160g caster sugar
95 ml vegetable oil
PURPLE: 2 drops deep pink food gel + 2 drops purple food gel
PINK: 2 drops deep pink food gel
BLUE: 2 drops sky blue food gel
1020g soft icing sugar mixture
500g softened unsalted butter
2 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Sprinkles – I used anything glittery and shiny!
non-toxic glitter stars, wh̾i̾t ̾e star sprinkles. Anything galaxy or space themed!
Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Preheat the oven to 320F.
In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder , baking powder, baking soda and salt on low until combined.
Whisk the eggs, oil, buttermilk, vanilla and blue food dye in a large jug until they are well combined.
When mixing on low speed, slowly pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredíєnts. Stop the mixer until all of the wet ingredíєnts are in, scŕäṗệ down the bowl, and mix for another 20 seconds.
Fill up about ½ way into the cupcake pan. Bake for 30 mins.
When you insert a toothpick into the center of one, and it comes out clean, remove the cakes from the oven. Set pans on cooling racks to cool for 10-15 minutes. Then let it cool completely before frosting.
When the cupcakes are all fine, core the center of each cupcake and fill with star sprinkles
In a large bowl, add butter and use a stand mixer or hand mixer to soften it. Beat for about 5 minutes to let it gain some volume and the color is pale.
Mix in half of the icing sugar mixture until it is fully incorporated into the butter, then add the remaining icing sugar, 2 tbsp milk, and 1 tbsp vanilla extract.
Separate the mixture into four different bowls.
2 drops pink food gel and 2 drops purple food gel to make purple. Mix until it is well blended. Add blue food gel to make blue frosting, then repeat with pink food gel to make pink frosting.
Leave the fourth bowl plain wh̾i̾t ̾e.
To prepare your piping bag: snip the end off a plastic disposable piping bag and fit with a large star tip, or any other piping tip that you like.
Place the bag inside of a tall gla̾s̾s to make filling with frosting easier.
Add 1 tsp of each colored frosting in the bag until the bag is filled just above half way.
Pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles of glitter and star sprinkles.
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