How to decorate a cupcake-Toy Story inspired Tutorial

Still thinking about Toy Story 4 over here! So I decided to make the ” How to decorate a cupcake” Toy Story inspired treat. If you have no future toy story party plans this tutorial will still take your cupcakes from..

With 2 easy cake decorating tools you can up your cupcake game! For under $5

Cupcake decorating supplies:

  • 2 piping bags (25 cents each)
  • Wilton tip #1M ($1.50)
  • Wilton tip #1D($1.50)

Toy Story cupcake extras:

  • Yellow, red, sky blue, pink food coloring -preferably Wilton gel colors
  • Small pack of fondant
  • Bow mold
  • Small Star cookie cookie cutter
  • Piping bag
  • Wilton tip #3
  • Rolling pin

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Find Cupcake and Frosting Recipe Below

Here are a close up of the supplies used to create the Woody & Bo cupcakes!

Gold dust found at cakewalk cake supplies and online retailers

Puncher and mold found on Amazon or local cake supply : link in my YouTube video

Share your cupcake creations on Instagram @spoonfulofsugarbaker

 

INGREDIENTS

Vanilla cupcakes:

  • 1 and 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 1 and 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup full fat sour cream

Vanilla Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) heavy cream

INSTRUCTIONS

To make the vanilla cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12-count muffin pan with cupcake liners. Line a second muffin pan with 2 liners (this recipe will make 14 cupcakes). Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer), beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then the vanilla. Add in the sour cream and mix until fully combined.
  • Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined, making sure not to over mix the batter.
  • Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them a little over half way full. You should end up with exactly 14 cupcakes.
  • Bake in separate batches at 350F for 18-22 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Remove all of the cupcakes from the pan and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

To make the frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl using a hand-held mixer) beat the butter on medium speed until smooth.
  • Add in the confectioner’s sugar and vanilla and mix on low until well combined. Slowly add in the heavy cream, increase the speed to medium-high, and mix for a few more minutes until the frosting is smooth and well combined.
  • Frost the cooled cupcakes.

NOTES

Store prepared cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to five days.

Out of this World Cookie Tutorial

Hey everyone!!! With Father’s Day coming this weekend and Toy Story 4 coming out in 10 days (who else is counting!!??!!??) I wanted to create a tutorial to celebrate both!

Drum roll…. here comes the alien cookie! Perfect for an Out of this World Dad!!!!

Easy cookie to begin with if you have never worked with Royal icing. Fun for kids and you can watch Toy Story while creating these cute lil aliens!!! Can you tell I love watching movies while baking?! Lol

I’m going to share with you 2 very easy recipes to create these fun cookies! First a easy sugar cookie recipe and an egg free royal icing recipe.

Sugar cookie Recipe:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp. Vanilla extract
    3 cups cake flour
    1/2 tsp. Salt
  • Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla. Mix dry ingredients a bowl, then add it into the butter mixture. Roll dough to 1/4″ and cut out coolie shapes. Best of chilled in refrigerator before baking. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350F.
  • Royal Icing:

    • 4-6 tbsp. Meringue powder
    • 4 cups powdered sugar
      6 tbsp. Hot water
      Food coloring or gel

    Mix meringue powder and powdered sugar. Add 1 tbsp. of the hot water at a time . Mix on high for 5 minutes. Add food coloring and hand mix with a spoon.

    Yay now that your cookies are baked and cooled & whip up a batter of the royal icing mix. Pampered chef has the perfect Toy Story cookie cutters but Etsy has a variety of talented vendors who sell a alien cookie cutter as well!!

    For the alien cookies you will also need:

    Piping bag & sugar eyes! (Found at Michaels crafts)

    That’s it!!!

    Now that your Royal Icing is ready add it to your piping bag! Cut a very small hole at the tip of your bag once the bag is filled.

    Outline the alien with your royal icing by applying light pressure to the bag.

    The outline creates a dam for the royal icing.

    Once the cookie is outlined fill the cookie with the royal icing. There is no wrong way to do this! Younger children may prefer a spoon to spread the icing! Most importantly just have fun!!

    Now place the eyes on the cookie to create your very personal alien! If you’d like a firm royal icing wait a few hours before eating!

    A Perfect little gift for your Dad! Serve on Father’s Day breakfast! Dads love cookies and coffee!

    Aren’t these the cutest ever!?!?? If you recreate these “out of this world” cookie share them on IG and tag @spoonfulofsugarbaker

    I promised a cupcake Tutorial and that is coming soon!!!