Hello Disney Bakers!
I have been wanting to make these super pretty cupcakes for a long time. I just thought they were so super adorable. I also thought the bow and icing combination would be a pretty cute photo. Isn’t that what baking is about these days? Cute Instagram Photos?
I have worked quite a bit with fondant and gum paste in the past. I love making little characters and the look of fondant on a cake. I normally have some pretty serious skills. This little bow gave me a little trouble for some reason though. I don’t know why. I think I made like 10 bows before I decided on this bow. I know it’s a little too fat, but who isn’t? I’m not judging this bow. Maybe it doesn’t have time to go to the gym either.
Let’s make some Snow White Cupcakes!
Vanilla Cake Mix
Blue Food Coloring
Before we start I should probably note I used fondant isn’t of gum paste. That’s why it needed to make it a little thicker. With that being said, you can really use either gum paste or fondant. You can just use what you have on hand.
1. Preheat your oven to 350F.
2. Line your cupcake tray with gold foil cupcake liners. I didn’t have any (read: I didn’t fully read the instructions and just used what I had).
3. The third thing you need to do is make your cupcakes. I just made a random box I had laying around. I always forget just how much quicker it is to make cupcakes from a box. It’s not really any simpler because let’s face it, all the box is really doing is premixing the flour, baking powder, and salt together. Since you don’t have to measure it out it makes such a big difference.
4. Bake the cupcakes as per the instructions on the box. This usually means for about 15- 18 minutes. You know they are done when you stick a fork in the center and it comes out dry. I like that the recipe lets you make the kind of cupcake you want to make. For example, if you wanted to make gluten-free cupcakes or flourless cupcakes, then you can.
5. Once fully baked, let the cupcakes cool for about 15 minutes in the pan. After the 15 minutes is up, remove them from the pan and let them cool on a wire rack.
6. Prepare your frosting by either making the buttercream or open your favorite prepared canned frosting. Use your blue food coloring to color your icing blue. Once fully mixed, place the icing in a piping bag. If you don’t have any piping bags, you can also use a large ziplock bag and cut off a little corner of the bag. It will really do the same thing.
7. You want to pipe the blue frosting onto the cupcake by going in a circular fashion. I like to start in the middle and work my way outside then up. That way it will give a little base to help you build some height. These cupcakes use a lot of icing as you have probably guessed.
8. Now you need to make the bow. You want to roll out some gum paste that you have dyed red. It’s best to do this by spreading some cornstarch on a clean surface. The gum paste is going to pick up any little bits of everything on your counter, so make sure it’s super clean before you start rolling out your dough. Like I mean it will pick up everything. Sort of like your roommate in college. Or you during that wild stage you went through in your early twenties. You want to roll it out to about 1/8 inch thick.
9. Once your gum paste is rolled out, you want to cut two 4”x1” strips and one 3”x”1 strip. You want to bring the edges of the longer strip towards each other in the center. The best way to get it to stay is to use a little water to glue it down. This will be super helpful when adding the other strip. Use the smaller strip and wrap it around the center of the bow. You want to use a little bit of water again to keep it in place. I would actually press together a little bit too to help it all stick to each other.
10. Place the bow on top of the cupcake and enjoy your Snow White Cupcakes.
Happy Baking everyone!