Frozen Birthday Cupcakes with Ice Glass Hard Candy

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

My daughter requested a frozen birthday party this year. She wanted a cake that had ice on it like Elsa's castle. So we made a white cake with Marshmallow cream frosting and Ice glass candy! It was beautiful and she loved it! We doubled the recipe for the cupcakes and little 6 inch cake and got about 30 cupcake and the cake. We also doubled the recipe for the frosting and had alot left over. I won't tell you that my husband actually put the frosting on his pancakes for breakfast the next day, he liked it so much.

White Cake,

adapted from Betty Crocker Cookbook

it didn't turn out as white as I would have liked, but it was yummy!

4 egg whites

2 cups flour

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 3/4 cups sugar

1 tsp vanilla (use clear for whiter cake)

1 1/3 Buttermilk or sour milk (*see tip below)

Let egg whites and milk to come to room temperature. They will be fluffier this way. 

*Tip: if you don't have buttermilk, use regular milk and lemon juice or vinegar. Add 1 tbs lemon juice or vinegar to glass measuring cup, then add milk to make total of 1 cup. Use ratio to make as much as needed. Stir, let sit for at least 5 minutes before using.

Whip egg whites til fluffy, then add butter, sugar, vanilla and milk and rest of dry ingredients. It will look like pancake batter. Using a ladle, fill cupcake liners about 2/3-3/4 full. Or pour into greased and floured 13X9 pan. Bake at 350 degrees 20-30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool on racks, for 10 minutes, then remove from pans. Allow to cool completely before frosing.

Marshmallow Cream Frosting click here.

Frozen Glass Ice Hard candy click here.

Frozen Birthday party click here.