Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and what would be better than baking up some yummy bubble gum cupcakes with the kids? Those large gum balls always give me a sense of nostalgia from my childhood, and to this day I get excited when I see a gumball machine. These cupcakes are adorable, and easy to make with fresh ingredients. If your child is too young for gumballs, you can eliminate it from the top and enjoy the vibrant pink swirls in the frosting. These Valentine’s Cupcakes can be made for a themed playdate or for your child’s class.
Bubble Gum Cupcakes
1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 stick of butter at room temperature
1 1/2 cups of white sugar
2 1/2 cups of cake flour
1 tbs baking powder
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp of vanilla
1 cup whole milk
3 egg whites at room temperature
1 packet of Bubblegum flavor Frosting Creations
Chill the mixing bowl in the freezer for 5 minutes.
Add your whipping cream to your bowl beat your whipping cream until soft peaks form.
Scrape it into another bowl and place it in the fridge.
Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Line 2 cupcake pans with cupcake liner.
Rinse out the mixing bowl you used for whipping cream.
Add your butter and sugar and set your mixer to medium until it’s very creamy, about 5 minutes.
In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking powder and salt.
Whisk together the milk, vanilla and egg whites in another bowl.
With the mixer set to medium, add the flour mixture and milk mixture.
Switching 1/4 of each mix until all has been added.
Make sure you start and finish with the flour mixture.
Pour the Bubblegum flavor packet into the mixer.
Mix until well combined.
Then continue mixing on medium for 2 minutes.
Lastly, fold the whipped cream into the cake batter.
Fill your cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
Then, bake until a toothpick comes out clean or with a few crumbs. It’s about 15-16 minutes.
Allow the cupcakes to cool thoroughly.
2 sticks of butter at room temperature
8 oz cream cheese at room temperature
4-5 cups powdered sugar
3 tbs heavy cream
2 tsp vanilla
Pink food coloring
Beat butter and cream cheese until creamy.
Slowly add a cup of powdered sugar at a time.
After about 2-3 cups, add the heavy cream and vanilla.
Once all powdered sugar is added, beat for an additional 5 minutes until light and fluffy.
Remove half of the icing and place in a separate bowl
Add 1 drop of pink food coloring and mix until color is combined
Fill a pastry bag with the frosting
Fill half of it with the white frosting laying on one side then add the oink frosting
Use the big star tip
Frost your cupcakes in a circle motion
Finish with a gumball.