Red White and Blue Cupcakes!
Author: Tammilee
Ingredients
  • Star Ingredients:
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter room temp
  • 2 egg whites room temp
  • 2 eggs room temp
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 C buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Red & blue gel food coloring
  • Star cookie cutter
  • Small circle to make the hole in the center of the star.
  • Pop Rocks candy 4-6 bags
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter sweet cream, soft
  • 3 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Instructions
  1. Star Directions:
  2. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. -Prepare three small cookie sheets by spraying them with PAM Spray.
  4. -Using a medium bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda.
  5. -In a separate large mixing bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high for 30 seconds.
  6. -Add sugar and vanilla extract to the butter and beat until combined.
  7. -Add egg whites, and then eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  8. -Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is mixed together. Divide the cake batter into three bowls.
  9. - Bowl #1... add several drops of red gel food coloring... Stir until the red coloring is well blended.
  10. -Bowl #2... add several drop of blue gel food coloring... Stir until the blue coloring is well blended.
  11. -Bowl #3... this bowl remains the original white.
  12. -Pour each batter onto a separate cookie sheet.
  13. -Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Check to make sure the cake batter is thoroughly baked.
  14. - Allow the three cakes to cool in the in the cookie sheet until cool completely .
  15. -Using the star cookie cutter begin cutting stars in each of the three colors. Make sure that each cake color has the same number of stars.
  16. -Using a small frosting tip make a hole in the white and blue stars. Try to make the hole in the same spot in each star.
  17. -Make a stack of stars starting the red on the bottom then stack the white star the blue on top. If they don't stay together use a tiny amount of frosting to hold them together.
  18. Frosting Directions:
  19. -Mix soften butter in mixing bowl.
  20. -Add powdered sugar 1/2 C at a time.
  21. -Mix until the ingredients form small pebbles
  22. -Add 1 TBSP of heavy whipping cream if frosting is not creaming.
  23. -Mix until it form peaks.
  24. -If it doesn't form peaks add 1/2 C more powdered sugar and mix well... until you can take a spoonful of the frosting turning the spoon upside down and the frosting stays on the spoon.
  25. -Spoon the frosting into a pastry bag with a medium size tip....
  26. -Fill the hole in the middle of the white and blue cake stars with 1/3-1/2 pack of Pop Rocks.
  27. - Top it off with a dollop of white frosting on top.