Homemade Confetti Cupcakes

I had a birthday last Sunday!

I slept late.

Snuggled some pugs.

Sketched something to paint.

Sketched something to bake.

I sat in front of the oven window while the timer counted down.

I ate confetti cupcakes and sprinkle macs.

I did all of my favorite things!

Well, almost.

I didn’t get to celebrate with YOU. So, to celebrate my birthday and the new e-book version of SprinkleBakes (!!!), I’m giving away a Nook Color!

Now, just to be clear, the e-book is only available on the Nook Color and Nook Tablet at present.  You can also read it on your computer but it is not accessible by other devices.  That may certainly change in the future, and when it does change I’ll be sure to keep you posted!

Since there can only be one Nook winner, I’m also giving away 5 copies of the cookbook (the paper version, not the e-book!).

Contest is now closed, thank you for entering!

How to Enter:

  • It’s easy! Tell me about your favorite cupcake in the comments section.
  • Please be sure to leave an email address or some way to reach you if you win!
  • Deadline for entry is August 1st.
  • Winners will be chosen at random and announced in this post, so check back to see if you’ve won!
  • Contest is open to everyone with a valid mailing address.

Here are the book winners!

 

Katie said…

I love the Brooklyn Blackout Cupcakes–a dark chocolate
cupcake with a chocolate truffle filling and chocolate frosting. Yum!

Rosa’s Yummy Yums said…

Cute cupcakes! Ever so tempting too…

Chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting/buttercream!

Amanda said…

My favorite cupcake is based on nostalgia and was originally
made my my mother’s mother; Just a classic chocolate cupcake that’s then
hollowed out filled with her buttercream frosting (but it MUST be colored
yellow) then with crowned with that same frosting.

Stacey S. said…

I love red velvet with a rich cream cheese frosting.

Shawn @ I Wash…You Dry said…

Favorite cupcake is my pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes with
spiced cream cheese frosting! Yours look gorgeous, and happy birthday!

And the winner of the Nook! 

Sarah Ward said…

My favorite cupcake would have to be an ooey, gooey
chocolate cake with peanut butter icing. Delicious!!! 

 

 

Sprinkles inside and out!

The Party by Regina Spektor on Grooveshark

Homemade Confetti Cupcakes 

Yield: 1 dozen                                                                                                [click for printable version]

 

These cakes are wonderfully pale, but like most white cakes they will lose moisture if left uncovered.  Keep them in an air-tight container or Tupperware cupcake holder.  

The frosting recipe makes enough for a generous frosting of each cake (as pictured).  If you’re not a frosting lover, consider making half the recipe.

 

Confetti cake:

1 1/4 cups cake flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp. cups buttermilk
3/4  teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg plus one egg white
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp.  rainbow sprinkles (I like the Marble Mix’ins variety found in the ice cream section)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  1. Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers
  2. In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat all ingredients together except rainbow sprinkles.  Beat on high speed for 3 minutes, scraping down the bowl occasionally.   When thoroughly mixed, gently fold in rainbow sprinkles.  Stir only briefly, because the colors will begin to run quickly.
  3. Pour batter evenly into cupcake papers. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Let cool completely before frosting cupcakes.

Boiled icing:
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups milk
2 cups (4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Sprinkles, nonpareils and jimmies for decorating

  1. In a large saucepan, whisk together flour and 1/2 cup of milk until smooth. Set over medium heat and and whisk in remaining milk and salt.  Whisk constantly until mixture is thick and paste-like (visual cue: it will resemble Elmer’s white glue).  Remove from heat and let cool completely.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, combine butter and sugar.  Beat until light and fluffy.  Add vanilla and mix well.
  3. Beat cooled flour mixture into the butter mixture on high speed.  Beat for several minutes (6-10) until sugar granules have dissolved.  You can check this by rubbing a little between your thumb and forefinger.
  4. Frost cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with nonpareils. 

Find my printable macaron recipe here or in the SprinkleBakes book.

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Julianne
Julianne
8 years ago

Hi! My favorite cupcake is funfetti! Its so yummy and has an "eggy" flavor…YUM! Plus, its happy to look at!

SeΓ±ora H-B
SeΓ±ora H-B
8 years ago

mmmm…. I love dark chocolate cupcakes with fluffy white frosting. Yum.

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

My favorite cupcake is a red velvet with a white chocolate frosting.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Cookie dough cupcakes! I haven't actually had them, but cookie dough makes everything better.

carolg
carolg
8 years ago

Classic yellow with chocolate frosting! That's the cupcake of my childhood!

emily w
emily w
8 years ago

My faaaavorite cupcakes are orange dreamsicle. Orange cake, fluff filling, and orange buttercream icing. So delicious!

emily w
emily w
8 years ago

My faaaavorite cupcakes are orange dreamsicle. Orange cake, fluff filling, and orange buttercream icing. So delicious! My email address is emily.joyce.williams@gmail.com

psharpe819
psharpe819
8 years ago

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Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Hhmmm my favorite probably would be a chocolate cupcake with a raspberry buttercream with maybe a drizzle of either chocolate or raspberry sauce and a little sprig of mint! Lol something you might see on a cover of a magazine! πŸ™‚

psharpe819
psharpe819
8 years ago

My favorite is chocolate with white buttercream frosting. Yum! My email is psharpe819@aol.com thanks!!

Mel
Mel
8 years ago

My favorite cupcake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting! And I will sprinkle some confetti on top too.

Kate
Kate
8 years ago

The restaurant down the block makes vegan chocolate cupcakes that are out of this world! Seriously, I'm not vegan, but these are the BEST.

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

My favorite is a yummy chocolate cupcake with lots of fluffy white frosting on top!

Michele
Michele
8 years ago

I can never pick a favorite. Ever. Right now it's a tie between lavender, strawberry, and your recipe for coca-cola cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. mmm mmm good.

Patty
Patty
8 years ago

My favorite cupcake is a dark chocolate with peanut butter frosting!

Rebecca Webster
Rebecca Webster
8 years ago

My favorite cupcake is a dark chocolate cake with espresso butter cream icing and crushed peppermint on top! YUM!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

My favorite cupcake is dulce de leche with chocolate frosting!

Kelly
Kelly
8 years ago

My favorite is hands down pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting…mmm can't wait for fall to make them!

Cooking With Abandon
Cooking With Abandon
8 years ago

red velvet

Chelsea @ two twenty one
Chelsea @ two twenty one
8 years ago

Happy Birthday! My favorite cupcake is carrot cake with cream cheese frosting. Yum!

Suburban prep
Suburban prep
8 years ago

I like a German Chocolate Cupcake with the caramel coconut frosting.

msgb245 at gmail dot com

Lexi @ You, Me, and A World to See
Lexi @ You, Me, and A World to See
8 years ago

My favorite changes from time to time, but I'll never turn down a good carrot cake cupcake πŸ™‚

Mona Sen
Mona Sen
8 years ago

Dark chocolate with chocolate chips. Any frosting or none at all will do me just fine. πŸ™‚

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
8 years ago

This is awesome! My favorite cupcake is something I haven't tried yet. It's an idea. It HAS to be cookies and cream, with a cream filled center and delicious cookie frosting. Oh boy…I'm excited!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Most definitely dark super chocolatey chocolate with a fresh strawberry frosting! Indulgent yet fresh! Yum

Hannah
Hannah
8 years ago

Super moist red velvet with cream cheese frosting! And happy birthday! πŸ™‚

Laura
Laura
8 years ago

Happy Birthday!
I love chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing.
Thanks for the generous giveaway. πŸ™‚

Helen Sturgeon
Helen Sturgeon
8 years ago

Yuuummmmm…. Mocha cupcake with chocolate buttercream frosting
Thesoutherncook@yahoo.com
Happy birthday!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

I love red velvet! (and you are super sweet to give us such an awesome gift on your birthday!! Happy Birthday!!) πŸ˜‰

Katie
Katie
8 years ago

I love funfetti cupcakes – it reminds me of being a kid πŸ™‚

Tori B.
Tori B.
8 years ago

Happy Belated Birthday and thank you for celebrating with us. My favorite cupcake is vanilla cupcake with raspberry preserve filling and vanilla buttercream frosting. tori.bosques at gmail.com

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

I love lemon cupcakes! My birthday is in a week and I'm planning on making your sinful chocolate cake! Yes, I am making my bday cake!! Happy birthday!

Jill
Jill
8 years ago

Hmm.. maybe a coffee cupcake with mocha frosting. Sounds yummy!

I looove those macs. So cute!

Danielle @ DaniCakes
Danielle @ DaniCakes
8 years ago

Happy Belated Birthday! When it comes to cupcakes I'm simple. My favorite is vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. dani at danicakesvt.com

Robin @ Bird On A Cake
Robin @ Bird On A Cake
8 years ago

Happy Birthday – mine was last week too! :0) My current favorite cupcake is coconut lime…I posted a recipe for them last month. Squeeze a slice of lime over the top and they are divine!

Katie
Katie
8 years ago

I love the Brooklyn Blackout Cupcakes–a dark chocolate cupcake with a chocolate truffle filling and chocolate frosting. Yum!

clements.katie@gmail.com

Averie @ Averie Cooks
Averie @ Averie Cooks
8 years ago

favorite cupcake = chocolate or vanilla, must be moist and piled with frosting!

Jen
Jen
8 years ago

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Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

Happy Bday!! What a generous giveaway :). My favorite cupcake has got to be a moist dark chocolate base topped with a perfectly piped swirl of Amaretto Italian buttercream. Heaven!

Jen
Jen
8 years ago

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Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Wow, my favorite cupcake is any that has peanut butter and chocolate in the mix. Now, who wouldn't love a cupcake like that!

zebosna[at]Yahoo.com
~Dijana

daywoods2
daywoods2
8 years ago

It's gotta be German Chocolate Cake (using my Grammy's recipe), with loads of the time-consuming, really bad for you coconut frosting. Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday!

Danya P.
Danya P.
8 years ago

Carrot Cake. Simple and hearty, yet somehow rich and elegant. Plus, there's a smaller guilt factor, as carrot is a vegetable, isn't it?

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

What an amazing giveaway!
I think my all-time favorite cupcake would be a nice yellow cake with chocolate frosting. Classic and delicious.

petitepanoply@gmail.com

Rebekah
Rebekah
8 years ago

My favorite cupcake changes constantly but right now I would say it is a vanilla bean cupcake with dark chocolate frosting πŸ™‚

Pam
Pam
8 years ago

First off Happy Birthday. German Chocolate CupCake

psc58 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Well I haven't made them yet but I'm pretty sure when I get to the Triple Salted Carmel cupcakes they will be my new favorites!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

My favorite cupcake is red velvet with cream cheese frosting! Yummy Yummy…
my email is kmosryd@gmail.com
Karen

Maddy
Maddy
8 years ago

My favourite cupcake would have to be chocolate with mocha buttercream. Delish! Happy belated birthday!!!

maddymckane@yahoo.com

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

my favourite cupcake is vanilla cupcake, yum, yum….
ivyworis@yahoo.com