Pink Swan Cupcakes

Hey guys!

I haven’t been making Cupcakes in a while. Wanted to try some other things I guess. But now I wonder why. Because my goodness was I happy when I made these Pink Swan Cupcakes! They just brought me straight up joy. Honestly. My passion for baking began with them and I guess they’ll always be my biggest love when it comes to baking. They are so versatile and never dissapointing. At least not to me.

I know several people who aren’t that fond of Cupcakes. Calling them Muffins… It used to be a huuuuge trigger for me. Now I’ve learned to control my anger issues when it comes to that. Don’t worry, it’s not like I would attack them with my pink spatula or someting. Tho I would say they’d always get a perfect – slightly dramatic – eyeroll. What can I say… Don’t insult Cupcakes. Okay?

These Pink Swan Cupcakes have been on my baking list for several years. Never brave enough to actually try making them because I thought I would never pull it off. So yes, I am a little bit proud of myself! We should all be more proud of ourselves from time to time. If I didn’t know any better, I would think these Cupcakes were for a baby shower. I mean, they would totally fit the party, wouldn’t they? As soon as they were finished, I even thought these would be perfect for my own baby shower if I ever had a girl. Who knows.

What do you think? Are these Pink Swan Cupcakes baby shower worthy?

What do we need

Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 250 g unsalted butter at room temp.
  • 250 g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • cupcake wrappers
  • cupcake baking mold

Swiss merengue buttercream (you’ll never make something as cloud-like as this. I swear)

  • 4 egg whites
  • 300 g caster sugar
  • 400 g chopped unsalted butter, really soft
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pink foodcoloring

This buttercream recipe is from Cupcake Jemma. It is to die for.

Pink Swans

  • pink candy melts
  • piping bag
  • small spatula

How to

Vanilla Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven at 180°C
  2. Mix together butter and sugar
  3. Add the eggs and mix until combines
  4. Add the flour and give it a quick mix to make sure everything is well combined
  5. Line the baking tray with cupcake wrappers
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to fill the wrappers
  7. Bake for about 23 minutes
  8. Done? Gently push the top of the Cupcakes. If they bounce back, they’re done.

Swiss merengue buttercream

  1. Add the eggs and the sugar in a saucepan or a bowl that won’t melt and warm it au-bain marie. The water shouldn’t be boiling. Whisk several minutes until there are no more sugar grains when you rub the mixture between your fingers. It may take a while.
  2. Once done, mix for 10 – 15 minutes at medium high speed (sorry neighbours…)
  3. Add the butter 1 piece at a time whilst mixing at medium speed. Don’t add the butter to quickly because it’s really important for the butter to be blended into the mixture
  4. Add the vanilla extract and a little bit of pink gel foodcolor and mix untill combined
  5. Put a piping nozzle in the piping bag and fill with buttercream. I used a 2M piping tip from Wilton.

Pink Swans

  1. Melt the candy melts as decribed on the packaging
  2. Fill a piping bag and snip off the end
  3. Pipe the number 2 on baking paper for the body
  4. Pipe dots on the baking paper for the wings and gently smear them out with a small spatula
  5. Once the cupcakes are cooled, pipe some buttercream on them. Stick the number 2 on the front and add 2 or more wings on each side of the cupcake

I hope you guys enjoy these little beauties!

As usual, sharing them with my friends at Fiesta Friday. Angie and Liz from Spades, Spatulas & Spoons are hosting this week!

Have a delicious day ❤
xxx

26 Thoughts

  1. Wowwwwwww, wat te gek deze cupcakes! Ze zijn roze, dat is al geweldig, maar ook zo mooi en ze lijken me heerlijk! En inderdaad: don’t insult cupcakes ❤️ ik ga ze een keer maken, heb je blog gebookmarked xxx

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  2. Oh my goodness me! These are beautiful Sarah how talented you are I must give these a go myself. I have birthdays coming up so reckon I’ll do it for then x

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    1. Oh you’re making me blush Rebecca! They would be so perfect for birthdays! Please let me know how it turns out when you make this, can’t wait for it x

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