Mini Funfetti Cupcakes {& a Giveaway!}

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes are the perfect treat to make for a birthday party! They are cute, colorful, festive, and so delicious! Bring on the sprinkles!

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes | ChezCateyLou.com

These are not just any Mini Funfetti Cupcakes.  These cupcakes are to celebrate a very special birthday…my good friend Katie’s blog Twin Stripe is turning 3 this week and I  am so excited to be celebrating with her!

When Katie invited me to join in Twin Stripe’s birthday celebration, I knew I had to make something with sprinkles, because nothing says birthday quite like sprinkles! I decided Mini Funfetti Cupcakes would be the perfect party treat. Cute, easy to eat, festive, and delicious!

And you have a chance to join in on the celebration as well!  Twin Stripe is giving away a birthday prize pack full of birthday treats and some of Katie’s favorite things.  Scroll to the bottom of the post and enter to win the GIVEAWAY!

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes | ChezCateyLou.com

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes | ChezCateyLou.com

Katie, the lovely lady behind Twin Stripe, is so creative. Her posts are a great mix of food, fashion, crafts and design and they are always impeccably styled and beautifully photographed. Katie and I actually went to high school together in good ‘ol St. Louis, MO! We lost touch in college, but re-kindled our friendship through our blogs which I think is just awesome. Katie also created my logo for me – she is truly so talented!

She sent me the cutest box of birthday goodies to help me create my post. I actually borrowed some of them for Chez CateyLou’s birthday post!

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes | ChezCateyLou.com

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes | ChezCateyLou.com

These are a pretty standard funfetti cupcake recipe, just made in a mini version!  I made half the cupcakes with cupcake liners and half without – I recommend using a cupcake liner. The ones without just looked too muffin-y to me!

The cupcakes are topped with a delicious vanilla buttercream frosting, which is my favorite icing for funfetti cake.  I started icing my cupcakes by piping the icing to make it look pretty, but quickly got tired of doing it that way – I do not have much patience when it comes to icing!  I finished off the cupcakes with just a simple icing job, which I personally think looks just as good as the fancy piping, especially if you are topping with sprinkles! It is how they do it at Magnolia Bakery after all! Plus I like more cake than icing on my cupcakes – piping the icing results in more frosting on the cupcake. If you want to pipe icing on all the mini cupcakes, I suggest doubling the recipe.

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes | ChezCateyLou.com

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes

Mini Funfetti Cupcakes are the perfect treat to make for a birthday party! They are cute, colorful, festive, and so delicious! Bring on the sprinkles!

Ingredients

    For the Cake
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles (Jimmies, not Non Pareils)
  • For the Frosting
  • 1 stick of unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line 2 mini muffin tins with mini cupcake liners (makes about 36)
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl (or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment), beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until very well incorporated. Mix in the vanilla and buttermilk. The mixture may look curdled - that is ok!
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined. Fold in the sprinkles.
  5. Spoon the batter into the muffin tin, filling each cavity only 2/3 full.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. For the Frosting
  8. Beat the butter for a minute until light and fluffy. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and salt and beat until very well combined. Continue beating in powdered sugar, until desired consistency and flavor is reached.
  9. Ice the cooled mini cupcakes using an offset spatula, and decorate with sprinkles. If you want to pipe on lots of icing, double the icing recipe.

Notes

Double the icing recipe if you want to pipe the icing on the funfetti cupcakes

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And now for the GIVEAWAY! Good luck, and thanks for entering! Happy Birthday, Twin Stripe!

Giveaway rules:

  1. Enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. Everyone gets a free entry. You can enter multiple times, up to 11 additional entries by following my blog friends and myself on social media. (If you’ve followed in the past, that counts. Just enter the info as prompted.) All entries will be verified. No purchase is necessary to win.
  2. The giveaway is open until Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. One winner will be chosen at random and emailed within 48 hours. Winners must claim prize within 48 hours of initial contact. The retail value of the prize is $50. Prizes shown in the graphic are the only ones available.
  3. Open to U.S. residents with a valid shipping address only. Must be 18 years of age as of Feb. 23, 2015.

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