How to Make Cotton Candy / Candy Floss Cupcakes

by Emily Hargreaves


  • 250 Grams Plain flour
  • 190 Grams Caster Sugar
  • 115 Grams Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla extract
  • 120 Milliliters Milk
  • 2 Egg
  • 100 Grams Butter
  • 200 Grams Icing sugar
  • Pink food coloring
  • Candy floss / cotton candy
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    All the ingredients. Eat the oven to 180 degrees C

    Step 2

    Whisk 2 eggs

    Step 3

    Add vanilla extract to the milk.

    Step 4

    Sieve the flour into a large bowl.

    Step 5

    Add baking powder and caster sugar to the flour.

    Step 6

    Allow the butter to become soft. Cut up butter into small chunks and add to the dry mixture.

    Step 7

    Whisk on a slow setting with an electric mixer.

    Step 8

    Add half of the egg mixture to the bowl, whisk, add the second half, whisk.

    Step 9

    Add the mill mixture and bit a time while whisking the batter.

    Step 10

    Step 11

    Add the candy floss by braking it up into bits. You can add as little or as much as you like!

    Step 12

    Add food colouring to make the batter pink!

    Step 13

    Fill the cases about half way with the batter and allow to cook for about 15mins.

    Step 14

    Allow the cupcakes to cool.

    Step 15

    Add the second amount of butter to a bowl. Sieve the icing sugar and mix. Add more food colouring to make a bright butter cream!

    Step 16

    Pipe the butter cream onto the cupcakes. Please be aware the candy floss will begin to melt and react with the buttercream. So do not add the candy floss until they are eaten/presented!

    Step 17

    Add a fluff of candy floss to the cupcake when ready to eat/present. Add an extra special cotton candy jelly bean for decoration!!