My kids are super excited about Frozen 2 this winter–and to celebrate, I made these Frozen Cupcakes that are so cool, I can’t let it go!
And, the best part? They’re so easy and fast, they’d make the perfect last-minute cupcake for any Frozen party that just needs that one thing to set it apart.
These Frozen Cupcakes are so Cool, I Can’t Let It Go
I was busily making cupcakes the other day for a party I was planning, but while I was working away in the kitchen, my kids were watching Frozen Fever for the millionth time.
It was snack time and cupcakes were staring at me, so I decided to make a couple Frozen Cupcakes for the kids–and they were so excited.
The cupcake itself is nothing special.
Just your favorite vanilla cupcake that you’d make any ‘ole time.
I mean, you could do a whole blue cupcake and all that, but this was a quick cupcake recipe–nothing crazy.
Well, except for the candy ice sticking out of the top–that might be a little crazy.
But I love it.
The cupcakes really are simple, though.
Just 6 cupcakes, a half of a can of frosting, some white sprinkles and that candy ice make this a pretty special cupcake.
I decided to make these “surprise cupcakes” with some “magic” inside by popping a hole in the top of my cupcakes with a decorating tip.
This is a really quick trick to customize basically any cupcake anytime…
I always keep the top of the hole.
Not only is it bad manners to eat a tiny bite of every cupcake, but you should stick that little top back on later.
Mostly because it’s bad manners though. LOL!
For these Frozen Cupcakes, I just used white pearl sprinkles and tossed as many in the holes in the cupcakes as the hole would hold.
Also, I liked that sentence–read it again, it was funny.
And then with the replacing of the hole’s top.
See? I told you we were going to do that.
Once the tops were back in place, I decided it was time to frost.
I mean, a cupcake is basically just a conveyance for icing, so that’s the most important part, right?!
And, note, I put a little bit of the white icing into my piping bag, then I colored the rest–that way my icing would have white tips and be “frosted” a little.
Basically, that blue frosting is what makes this a Frozen Cupcake…well, the candy ice doesn’t hurt.
But the blue icing? It’s just so perfectly Queen Elsa.
And no, this is not the best iced cupcake on the planet–you have to swirl and swirl, then stab the cupcake with a piece of candy ice.
So, you don’t have to make it perfect, because you’re about to mess it up….
See? The stabbing…
It’s going to mess up anything you do too perfectly.
And the end result is really pretty.
Toss on a few more of the pearl sprinkles.
Maybe you want to add some “Perfect Day” soundtrack in the background.
Then it’s time to enjoy these easy Frozen Cupcakes.
Now, you might be asking: how do you make that sugar ice? Well, it’s simple.
Just corn sugar and sugar.
Boil until it reaches the “hard crack” stage where, when you drizzle a little in a cup of tap water, it breaks when you crack it.
Then you pour it on a cookie sheet and put it in the freezer. It’s done in less time than the cupcakes themselves.
But it really make these Frozen Cupcakes, well, frozen.
If you love this recipe for Frozen Cupcakes, be sure to pin it to your favorite Frozen party ideas board so that when you’re ready to make them, you can find it!
Because it would be unfortunate if you had to hunt them down again.
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- 6 vanilla cupcakes
- ½ can frosting
- Blue food coloring
- White Pearl Sprinkles
- Star tip
- Decorating bag
- Sugar Ice
- 2 cups granulated white sugar
- 3/4 cups of water
- 2/3 cups light corn syrup
- flavoring oil if desired I did not use any for this but have used coconut in the past and it is divine!
- candy thermometer
- Make the sugar ice ahead of time by preparing a baking sheet with parchment paper, then placing the ingredients into a pot over high heat.
- Stir continuously until, as measured with the candy thermometer, your mixture reaches 300-degrees. You can also check for this by taking a glass of water at room temperature and drizzling a little bit of the mixture into it--if it cracks when you break it, it is the right temperature.
- Removed from heat and pour onto your baking sheet.
- Place in the freezer for 15 minutes to harden.
- Remove sugar ice from the freezer and bang the baking sheet on the counter hard to break it into shards. Set aside.
- Using a large decorating tip, make a hole in the top of each cupcake, saving the remnants from each hole for use filling the hole in a moment.
- Place 1/2 tspn of the white pearl sprinkles in each cupcake hole.
- Replace the top of each cupcake hole.
- Sloppily put some of the still white frosting inside your piping bag, to give the frosting a frosted sheen.
- Mix 5-8 drops of blue food coloring with the frosting then fill the decorating bag the rest of the way with the blue frosting. Squeeze out any plain white until you get the blue coming through the star tip.
- Frost the cupcakes in a circular fashion, swirling from the inside to the outside then back toward the inside.
- Top each cupcake with a piece or two of the sugar ice.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 761 Total Fat: 20g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 13g Cholesterol: 56mg Sodium: 271mg Carbohydrates: 149g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 135g Protein: 3g