Belle Tea Cup Cupcakes - Beauty and the Beast Inspired Recipe
  • Cupcake Recipe:
  • Ingredients:
  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp.
  • ¼ cup softened shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • Red and yellow gel food color
  • Edible Rose cupcake toppers
  • Green Vanilla Royal icing
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1½ C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cream of tarter
  • green gel food coloring
  • piping bag
  • #70 piping tip
  1. Cupcake Directions:
  2. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. -Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  4. -Sift flour, baking soda, and salt all together.
  5. -Mix the dry ingredients with a wire whisk for 3 minutes
  6. -In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
  7. -Add the egg, and vanilla
  8. -Mix well.
  9. -Add flour mix and milk, ½ portion of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
  10. -Split the batter into two.
  11. -Add red food coloring to one batter and add yellow food coloring to the other bowl
  12. -Spoon the batters into their own cupcake tins until ⅔'s filled.
  13. -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  14. -Cool for 10 minutes
  15. -Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.
  16. -Once cooled, peel the paper off the red cupcakes and put the cupcakes into a bowl, crumble them until fine crumbs
  17. -Take the yellow cupcakes and crumble into their own bowls.
  18. -Take the little tea cups and layer 1 TBSP of the red cake crumbs first.
  19. -Then repeat with the yellow crumbs
  20. -Repeat with both cake crumbs until you have two layers of red cake crumbs and two layers of yellow.
  21. Directions:
  22. -Combine all ingredients into a standing mixture
  23. -Beat on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  24. -Add in the green gel coloring
  25. -Take the piping bag and cut the tip off to fit the tip
  26. -Add in the green royal icing to the piping bag
  27. Vanilla Frosting
  28. -Add the butter into a standing mixer until fluffy
  29. -Mix on low.
  30. -Slowly add powdered sugar and vanilla until blended.
  31. -Add in the Yellow food coloring,
  32. -Add the frosting to a large star tipped pastry bad.
  33. -Twist the open end of the pastry bag to force the frosting to the tip.
  34. -Pipe a little bit of frosting onto the top of the tea cups.
  35. -Place a rose in the middle of the frosting and pipe a leaf using the green royal icing.
Recipe by Kat Balog at