Add a little sparkle to your holiday celebration with these adorable, sparkling frosty the snowman cupcakes!
Sparkling Frosty the Snowman Cupcakes
1 cake mix (any flavor you want, chocolate, vanilla, red velvet, etc)
Sparkling Sugar Crystals
Vanilla Frosting (or buttercream frosting, recipe below)
Chocolate chips (Mini’s work fine)
Bake the cupcakes according to the package (or recipe) directions. Let them cool completely before frosting them. Frost them with your favorite vanilla or buttercream frosting and then immediately invert them into a shallow bowl filled with sparkling sugar crystals. Ensure even coverage of the entire face.
Add the face, you can use butterscotch chips for the nose. If you don’t have sugar crystals you could use shredded coconut for the “snow” effect.
For the Buttercream Filling
1 1/2 stick of soft butter
3 cups Powdered Sugar
2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
In a medium mixing bowl, beat the soft (but NOT melted) butter with half of the powdered sugar and 1 tsp of the vanilla, once fully blended add more powdered sugar and the remaining vanilla until white and fluffy. We recommend using an electric mixer or stand mixer, otherwise, your arm will get really tired!
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