Angel Baby Cupcakes

There are times I just adore baking.
There are times baking is just adorable.
*Today is one of those days.
Just as I was preparing to introduce my NEW ConversationsWithACupcake
Custom Created Recipe Program
I recieved an email from
two proud parents requesting cuppies be made on their
twin daughters behalf.

Just look at those two.
Couldn’t you quite nearly eat them for dessert?
Such a delight.
Heading into the creation chamber
(re: le kitchen en mi haus)
my mind was churning with thoughts of all things pink and girlie.
I considered several options.
Cupcakes made with pureed baby fruit.
Cupcakes made with swirls.
Or flowers.
And Sprinkles.
Then, these words from Mama Jill proved the perfect inspiration:

We love our little girls so much. They are so beautiful and sweet. Not a day goes by that we don’t shower them in kisses and snuggles. We are treasuring every single moment…

This adorable picture of them when they were 7 months old really captures their personalities. Aubrie on the left, is often almost expressionless; she is always so calm and peaceful. We always call her the cherub in this picture because of her adorable chubby cheeks that droop down and her big blue eyes. Alaina on the right, however, is the pixie. She always wears a mischievous grin and looks like she is up to something.

Musing upon all things pixie, I felt quite content when I landed on the idea for a bubblegum cupcake, with a pile of Big League Chew atop. Like rose-colored fairy grass, I was tickled with the playful thoughts such a topping begged.
But, how to call the cherubic legions from their clouds to sit upon an angel cake?
Nothing but pure-pink cotton candy would do, fluffing from it’s pretty pink perch toward it’s heavenly home.
Aubrie & Alaina,
May you dream of sugar plums and pixie dust
Now and evermore.

Angel Baby Cupcake Batter
Just like twins, both of these adorable cupcake recipes arrive from a single batch. Here is the basic recipe to be whipped up for the both of them. It’s reminiscent of angel food cake, with the clear bang of butter to keep your sweet tooth in check. Light and fluffy and ready for fun.
6 egg whites
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 stick butter, softened & cut sliced into 1 T. pieces
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp. baking powder*
2 c. flour*
1/4 c. boiling water
In a large bowl, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. (SAAVY BAKER NOTE: egg whites that have come to room temperature will beat better. If you plan to make this recipe, be sure to pull your eggs out an hour in advance to bring them to appropriately warm them up.) Slowly beat in sugar. Add remaining ingredients. Beat just until batter is mixed. Don’t overbeat!
If you plan to make BOTH cupcakes, simply scoop 1 1/2 cup of batter into a medium sized bowl.
*If baking at low altitudes, add an additional 1/4 c. flour and 1/4 tsp. baking powder.
Then, add the following…
Pixie Pink Bubblegum Cupcakes
If you live by a well-stocked candy making palace, or plan to make these far in advance with time to order candy flavorings online, use candy oil to flavor your cupcakes. If, however, you’re feeling whimisical or don’t have access to a candy-making store, I’ve offered a “Tricky-Sticky” complimentary flavor option for both cupcakes using common ingredients. Either way, I think you’ll discover these to be a little girls dream come true.
EASY PEASY: Stir 1/4 tsp. bubblegum candy flavoring into prepared batter.
TRICKY STICKY OPTION: Stir 1/2 tsp. strawberry flavoring & pink dye into batter
or 1/4 tsp. strawberry kool-aid powder
Cherubic Cotton Candy Cupcakes
EASY PEASY: Stir 1/4 tsp. cotton candy flavoring into prepared batter.
TRICKY STICKY OPTION: Stir 1/2 tsp. vanilla flavoring & pink dye into batter
or 1/4 tsp. pink lemonade kool-aid powder
Spoon batters into prepared cupcake tins and bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes, or until centers spring back when touched lightly.
Once They’ve Baked…
Allow to cool, then place a dollop of marshmallow fluff on cupcake, spread lightly.
For Bubblegum Cupcakes, heap a generous amount of Big League Chew atop
(I purchased mine at 7-11. Where else?!).
For Cotton Candy Cupcakes, heap a generous amount of Cotton Candy atop marshmallow fluff. (I found mine at Dollar Tree and Walmart.)
Allow to marhsmallow fluff to set slightly before serving.

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