Princess Cupcakes

These princess cupcakes will make a stunning centerpiece for a special birthday party. The princess cake decorations are so impressive, they’re almost too pretty to eat.

Princess Cupcakes,
Prep Time:
2 hrs
Chill Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs
12 (2-1/2 inch) cupcakes


  • Flat tart taffy candy, such as Airheads

  • 4 cup Creamy White Frosting or canned creamy white frosting

  • Pink, yellow, or purple food coloring

  • 12 2.5 inch cupcakes in paper bake cups (any flavor)

  • 12 rolled sugar ice cream cones

  • Multicolor decorative sprinkles

  • Small decorative candies

Creamy White Frosting

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • ½ teaspoon almond extract

  • 4 cup powdered sugar

  • 3 tablespoon milk


  1. Place Airheads candies on waxed paper. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 5 seconds. Flatten candies and cut into ribbons; set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl combine half of the Creamy White Frosting and enough food coloring to make desired color. Stir until well mixed. Place the tinted frosting in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 20 to 30 seconds or just until melted. Stir well and set aside to cool slightly.

  3. Meanwhile, frost cupcakes with some of the remaining white frosting. Lightly cover; set aside.

  4. When melted frosting is cooled but still pourable, hold each ice cream cone over the bowl and spoon melted frosting over cone to cover, allowing excess to drip into bowl. Place frosted ice cream cones, pointed ends up, on a wire rack set over waxed paper. While frosting on cones is still wet, decorate cones with sprinkles. Press one end of a taffy ribbon into the top of each cone, letting ribbon spiral down cone. Chill cones in refrigerator about 30 minutes or until firm. Place some of the white frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a round tip; pipe designs on cones. Let cones dry completely.

  5. Place cones on top of frosted cupcakes, pressing into frosting to secure. Arrange small decorative candies around bottoms of cones. Makes 12 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes.

Creamy White Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl beat shortening, vanilla, and almond extract with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Add 2 tablespoons of the milk. Gradually beat in remaining powdered sugar. Gradually add milk until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. Makes about 3 cups.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

640 Calories
30g Fat
91g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 640
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 166mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 91g 33%
Total Sugars 72g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%
Calcium 40.4mg 3%
Iron 1.3mg 7%
Potassium 68mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 3g
Folate, total 40.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.