Looking for something?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Twilight Sparkle Cupcakes

Hello again everypony!

Today we'll be making cupcakes inspired by Twilight Sparkle. and in true Twilight fashion, I had a meltdown while making these because something didn't go quite right. (but to be honest that happens every time)

You will need:
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
red and blue food coloring
1/2 tsp white vinegar
1/2 tsp vanilla
white whipped frosting
pink sprinkles

First, mix all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder) in a large bowl together.
Then, mix all the wet ingredients (vegetable oil, buttermilk, egg, vinegar, and vanilla) in a second bowl. Add the food coloring to this until it makes just the right shade of purple as Twilight's coat. I used about 7 drops of red and 6 drops of blue.
Mix the two bowls together.
Once everything is mixed, pour it into your cupcake pan. Just one pan, 12 cupcakes total.

I know my liners are fish. This is where my meltdown came in, when I realized I didn't have any paper ones. These are silicone and are actually better, but they don't quite go with these cupcakes.
Bake your cupcakes for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.

Once your cupcakes have cooled, mix blue and red food coloring into white frosting to get the color of Twilight's mane. I used 6 drops blue with 4 drops red.

They look better in reality, but the flash was on my camera and ruined the color.
Top with some pink sprinkles. Try to get them in a line like the stripe on her mane, if you can.

And that's it! Purple velvet cupcakes, inspired by Twilight Sparkle. I hope everypony enjoys them!

Cupcake recipe was modified from a recipe found on The Stubbie Chef.

1 comment:

  1. I was wondering if you could tell me anywhere to purchase these silicone cupcake liners (fish)? I'm from the U.S. And I looked at the Lakeland website but they are discontinued. Any thoughts where I might find them? Thanks!