/2 C unsalted butter, room temp 2 egg whites 2 eggs 2 C flour 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¼ baking soda ¾ C buttermilk 1 ½ C sugar 1 tsp vanilla
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. -Line the cupcake tins with paper liners. -Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. -Beat butter on high for 30 seconds. -Add sugar and vanilla extract to the butter .... beating until well combined. -Add egg whites, and then eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. -Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, beating on low speed until everything is mixed together. -Add ⅓ C flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding ⅓ C of the buttermilk; add ⅓ C flour mixture again then add ⅓ C buttermilk mix on low speed, add ⅓ C of flour and add the rest of ⅓ C of buttermilk mix in low speed until thoroughly blended. -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted cupcake comes out clean. -Allow to cool in the cupcake tin for 10 minutes. -Remove the cupcakes from the cupcake tin and completely cool on a wire rack.
C soft unsalted butter 4 + C powder sugar 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream ½ C brown sugar
-Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy. -If it doesn't cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream. -Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak. -If not add more powder sugar ½ C at a time. -Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak. -Scoop the white frosting into a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.... twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip. -Frost the cupcakes by starting at the outer edge of the cupcake in a circle until you reach the center of the cupcake. -Sprinkle the brown sugar on the top of the cupcake to look like sand.
package of candy eyes 1 bag of orange slices, gummy 1 bag of peach rings 1 bag of gum drops 1 box of toothpicks
-Cut the peach rings in half. -"Glue" the eyes on the orange gum drops. -Stick the orange slice in the center of the "sand" covered frosted cupcake....this will be the crabs body. -Use a toothpick to add the eyes to the body.... using another toothpick (cut in half) sticking one end of the toothpick in the crabs side/top of the body and stick the other end of the toothpick in one half of the peach ring (pointing the half of the peach ring up wards.).