Have you seen Disney Pixar's Inside Out? I was in San Francisco last week for a visit to Pixar Studios to learn more about Inside Out.
This movie is so much fun, and everyone in the family will love it!
Until then, how about some cupcakes? These would make a great addition to a birthday party or even as a teaser to a trip to Walt Disney World!
What You Need to Make Them
1 ½ C flour
1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 C sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
½ C vegetable oil
½ C buttermilk
Variety of food colors.
Vanilla Cupcake Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Prepare cupcake pan.
-Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
-Beat eggs slightly.
-Add sugar while beating on medium speed.
-Add vanilla extract to egg/sugar mixture.
- Add oil while continuing to beat on low
-Begin with ⅓ flour mixture.
-Add ½ buttermilk, then add ⅓ flour mixture.
-Add the remaining ½ of the buttermilk and remaining flour mixture.
-Ensure that all ingredients are mixed.
-Divide batter into 5 small bowls.
-In each bowl with batter add 3-5 drops of food coloring: purple, red, green, yellow, and blue.
-Stir the food coloring in each bowl to ensure correct color.
-Beginning with the purple batter, scoop 1 tablespoon into each of the lined cupcake tins.
-Follow with 1 tablespoon of the red batter adding it on top of the purple batter.
-Follow with 1 tablespoon of the green batter adding it on top of the red batter.
-Follow with 1 tablespoon of the yellow batter adding it on top of the green batter.
-Follow 1 tablespoon of the final/blue batter adding it on top of the yellow batter.
-This should equal to ¾ filled lined cupcake tins.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes.
-Cool on wire rack for 10 minutes.
3 C powdered sugar.
½ C sweet cream butter.
2 tablespoon heavy whipping cream.
Variety of food colors.
-Cream soft butter with the 2 C powdered sugar until it resembles small pebbles.
-Add heavy whipping cream.
-Continue to beat with mixer until frosting can make a stiff peak.
-Add ½ C more powdered sugar...continue to mix.
-If frosting cannot form a stiff peak..
-Add the remaining ½ C of powdered sugar.
-If still doesn't form a stiff peak continue to add more powdered sugar.
-Divide prepared frosting into 5 bowls.
-Add 4-5 drops of food coloring in each bowl.(purple, red, green, yellow, and blue)
-Stir to mix well.
- Take your pastry bag with your chosen tip.
-In a circular motion begin with the purple frosting.
-Add 1 spoonful of purple frosting to one side of the bag.
-Flatten out with the back of the spoon the purple frosting in the bag.
-Turn the pastry bag and add 1 spoonful red frosting next to the purple.
-Flatten out with the back of the spoon the red frosting in the bag.
-Turn the pastry bag and add 1 spoonful of green frosting next to the red frosting.
-Flatten out with the back of the spoon the green frosting in the bag.
-Turn the pastry bag and add 1 spoonful of yellow frosting next to the green frosting.
-Flatten out the yellow frosting with the back of the spoon in the pastry bag.
-Turn the pastry bag and 1 spoonful of blue frosting next to the yellow frosting.
-Flatten out the blue frosting with the back of the spoon in the pastry bag.
-Now to test for the complete combination of frosting colors.
-Tighten the open end of the pastry bag by twisting it.
-Squeeze out some frosting until the desired colors appear.
-Frost to your hearts content.
For Black Head:
Royal Icing Recipe:
4 egg whites
½ tsp cream of tartar
5 C powdered sugar
Royal Icing Directions:
-Combine in a mixing bowl with electric mixer the egg whites, cream of tartar and 4 C of powdered sugar.
-Add ½ C of powdered sugar to the above mix.
-Check to see if stiff peaks form.
-If not add another ½ C of powdered sugar.
-Check to see if stiff peaks form.
-If not continue to add more powdered sugar at ½ C at a time.
-If peaks do form.....add 4-5 drops of black food coloring.
To Make the "Inside Out" Head
-Do a search on your computer for a "Inside Out Head."
-Once you locate the one that you want.
-Copy/paste it to a Word Document.
-Save it in your folder.
-Once printed...Tape it to a cookie sheet.
-Tape Wax Paper over the printed sheets of the Inside Out head.
-Using your royal icing trace over the printed sheet of heads on the wax paper with a #2 pastry tip.
-Allow the heads to dry between 5-10 hours.
-To ensure that the heads are dry, gently push in on one of them.
-If they allow you to push in they are not dry.
-Cut all of the heads on the wax paper into square sheets.
-Gently peel paper off of the back of the heads.
-Stand the head straight up in the center of the cupcake positioning the head with it's nose facing the left.
Be sure to see Disney Pixar Inside Out when it hits theaters June 19th! I'll have more coverage of the movie, including interviews with animators and directors coming soon! Until then, you can follow Inside Out on Facebook and Twitter as well as follow Headquarters on Twitter! Remember to follow the hashtag #InsideOutEvent, too!
so cute, nice job! I also saw an advanced screening and LOVED the film, but yeah, dying to know how it ends 🙂
Yes, Tara! I know it's going to be great! Thanks for visiting!
This is just amazing 😀 I love the rainbow frosting!
Thanks, Kayla! Aren't they fun? Thanks for visiting!
Super impressive! I cant wait to see the movie too! The previews already make me cry...i will be a mess in that theather. lol
I know, Lara! Me, too! Ive seen about two-thirds of the movie, and it is soooo good!! Thanks for visiting!
These are SO cute! I can't wait to make fun things like this when my kids get a little bit older!
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