Cake Pop Topped Pink Velvet Cupcakes

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Now let me share my cupcake creation for this fun cupcake party… Pink Velvet Cake Pop Topped Cupcakes using the Dorothy Polkadots Cupcake Wrappers from Bella Cupcake Couture

Hey, there’s a cake pop in my cupcake! Not a bad problem to have. :)

To create these, I make 24 cupcakes and use half of them to create the cake pop balls that top the cupcakes.  I frosted my cupcakes with chocolate frosting to coordinate with the cute Bella Cupcake Couture cupcake wrappers, but you could use any frosting that you would like.  For the cake pops I used a vanilla frosting, as a chocolate frosting would change the pink velvet look.   Use whatever works best for you, be it store bought or homemade!

Pink Velvet Cake Pop Topped Cupcakes

Makes 12 Cake Pop Topped Cupcakes

Pink Velvet Cake Pop Topped Cupcakes

Ingredients

    Cupcakes & Cake Pops
  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • Pink food coloring
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Frosting
  • Use your favorite frosting recipe or canned frosting. For this recipe I used 1/2 a container of chocolate frosting to top the cupcakes and approximately 1/2 a container of vanilla frosting for the cake pops. Cream cheese frosting would also be great!
  • Cake Pop Topping
  • Approximately one cup of chocolate coating (such as Candiquik, Merkens or Wilton).

Instructions

For your cupcakes

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Once light and fluffy add your pink food coloring. Start with a small amount and increase to reach your desired shade of pink. Blend well with butter and sugar.

Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add in vanilla and beat well.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the batter and beat until well combined. Add in 1/2 of the butter milk, beat until combined, followed by another 1/3 of the dry, then the remaining buttermilk and finally the remaining dry ingredients. The batter may look a bit lumpy after buttermilk is first added, but beat well and it will combine nicely.

Fill paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full and bake at 350 degrees for approx 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Watch the cupcakes closely in the last few minutes of baking so that they do not over brown. Allow to cool for ten minutes before removing from pan, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

After cupcakes have cooled, unwrap 12 cupcakes and put them into a large bowl. Add in approximately 1/4 cup of frosting. Using a fork (or hands) work to blend the two together. Continue adding small amounts of frosting to reach your desired consistency for your cake pops. Roll you cake pop mixture into 12 balls (you will likely be able to get more then 12, so extra cake pops, yay!). Place on a plate or baking sheet covered with wax or parchment paper. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill. Once chilled, prepare your chocolate coating according to package directions. One at a time, dip your cake pops into chocolate coating and place them on wax paper, allowing the chocolate to harden.

With remaining frosting, pipe or frost your cupcakes. Once frosted, top each with a cake pop ball. Place in your Bella Couture Cupcake Wrapper and enjoy!

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For more detailed information on how I make cake pops,
as well as tips, tricks, resources and advice, visit this post.

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Comments

  1. Michelle Bowers says

    I like the Graduation 2013 wrappers! My daughter graduates PreK soon and these would be adorable!

  2. Darlene says

    I am doing wedding cupcakes for a friend and the Lu Lu Damask in black and white would be perfect for her theme!

  3. Hannah says

    I love the Hannah cupcake wrappers! They’re my favorite color and they’re literally calling my name!

  4. Brandi Mizner says

    I love the Belle Couture Christmas Cupcake wrapper! Those would be great to use around the holidays!

  5. says

    Never a bad thing to have a cake pop on top of a cupcakes adding a little extra flavor and wow factor. Beautiful job. Love the pink velvet.

  6. says

    I adore the cupcake wrappers so much i can’t make a choice…
    But when i see the swirl and the animalprint onces, i immediatly thing of tasty cupcakes and nice designs to go with it!

    And jeej! Europe can enter too!!

  7. Julie says

    I can’t wait to try these recipes! I love this site! And all the others too! WAAY too cute of stuff!! I want to buy it all! LOL! :-)

  8. PBnJFam says

    I LOVE them all… but my personal favorite is the Olivia Swirl (black/white) but if you asked my daughter she would say the Zebra. :0)

  9. says

    Just discovering your blog via the cupcake couture party! Love these and am totally digging all of your stuffed cupcake pictures. Those peanut butter cup ones have my name on them!

  10. Joanie Keller says

    Love the cupcakes and pops too! The pink ruffle on top adds just the right “cuteness”! Fabulous giveaway too!

  11. Laura Donohooo says

    I love this giveaway! I have some parties coming up soon that this would be perfect for!

  12. Joanie Keller says

    My favorite Bella Cupcake Wrappers are the Dorothy Polkadots – Orange/Green/Blue/Yellow!

  13. Elin says

    I love the pink camo cupcake wrappers! I was looking for something like that for an event I’m putting on and there they are! Thanks!

  14. Crystal says

    I love the snowman and the damask liners. All the cupcakes look delicious! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  15. Shanna says

    I love all things polka dot, so I am loving the cupcake wrappers you used. The colors are so cute too!

  16. KariAnn McLeod says

    Oh my gosh, they are all so adorable! But I think I like the “Dorothy poka dots” in orange/green/blue/yellow the best.

  17. says

    These cupcakes are stunning!!! Blown away from how beautiful they are from top to bottom. Every detail is so perfect…..the chocolate frosting, pink ruffle, cake ball with pink velvet and all complements the polka dot cupcake wrapper. Thanks so much for participating in the cupcake couture blog party.

  18. ana612 says

    I like the Lu Lu Gold/White wrappers. We are having a anniversary party for my parents and 50 is gold so that’s where my head is at right now.

  19. NaKeisha says

    I love the Yellow and Pink Hannah wrappers! So pretty :) I bet lemon cupcakes would look great in them!

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