This week my boys and I thought it would be fun to invite Grandma and Grandpa over to watch Frozen, because we’re pretty sure they were the only two people left on the planet that hadn’t seen it yet! My boys and I scoured the internet for a fun treat to have after we watched the film. We came across this amazing website GloriousTreats that happened to have a snowflake cupcake recipe. It looked a little complicated, but we decided we were up for the challenge!
First, we went to Michaels to get the decorations. We purchased Wilton disposable cake decorating bags, silver sugar sprinkles, white pearl sprinkles, silver cupcake cups and Wilton meringue powder. Next, we went to Target to get a Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix, Betty Crocker fluffy white whipped frosting, powdered sugar, parchment paper and food coloring. We already had the necessary eggs and oil at home. Once we arrived home with all of our ingredients, we were ready to get started.
One thing that makes these cupcakes a little more difficult than standard cupcakes is the snowflakes. We needed to make a special decorator frosting, pipe the snowflakes onto parchment paper using a disposable cake decorating bag, let them sit for about 24 hours to dry and gently remove them from the parchment paper. To make the decorator frosting we used:
- 2 TBSP meringue powder
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 3 TBSP warm water
Then we beat the ingredients together with a mixer until the frosting formed stiff peaks. Next we scooped the frosting into a disposable decorating bag. The directions said to use a size 1 decorating tip to pipe the snowflakes onto the parchment paper, which I tried, but it didn’t really seem to work very well for me. I ended up moving the frosting to a new bag, cutting a tiny bit off the decorating end and going without a tip. That worked so much better! You want to be sure that you pipe the frosting thick enough that it isn’t so delicate that it completely falls apart when you try to remove it from the parchment paper, but not so thick that it takes forever to dry. Definitely make a few extras just in case you break some.
My boys were troopers and waited the 24 hours before we finished making the cupcakes. The next day we baked the chocolate cupcakes according to the package directions. Once they were cooled, we frosted them with the fluffy white frosting tinted a light blue with food coloring and then decorated them with the two kinds of sprinkles and our fancy homemade snowflakes.
I am happy to report that Frozen and the cupcakes were a big hit with Grandma and Grandpa!
What about you? Do you have a favorite Frozen inspired treat? Please leave a comment!