Make Sparkle Cupcakes with Williams-Sonoma Glitter Flakes
Celebrate the colors of spring by baking up beautiful treats! When it comes to decorating cookies and cupcakes I love experimenting with lovely new things. I often pull out my Wilton’s decorating bags and tips and experiment with new patterns. This week I was searching for a quick and easy way to decorate 36 cupcakes for my niece Ava’s birthday party. And even though this baking project needed to be done in a hurry, I didn’t want to sacrifice the beauty of the end product. Luckily, I had 12 containers of gorgeous glitter flakes from Williams-Sonoma. When I purchased these I was already a huge fan of their darling cookie cutters. So I was really looking forward to trying out more of their gourmet baking items. My sister and niece were very happy with the end result.
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The colorful glitter flakes from Williams-Sonoma gave these basic vanilla cupcakes a beautiful sparkle! Because the day was long and time was short, I used a basic white cake mix and vanilla frosting. I have double ovens so I baked a set of 12 cupcakes on the center rack of each oven, then finished baking the last dozen on the second round. Whenever I bake cupcakes I use parchment cupcake liners plus a decorative wrapper. The exact cupcake liners I used are shown above. Parchment liners prevent cupcakes from sticking to their wrappers, because we all know how sad it is when half a cupcake is stuck to its wrapper. The second cupcake liner I used matched the color scheme of Ava’s birthday party. To keep things crisp and clean, those cupcake liners were slipped on AFTER I frosted the cupcakes!
Once the cupcakes were completely cooled I frosted them with delicious vanilla frosting. As each cupcake was frosted I sprinkled it with beautiful, sparkly glitter flakes. I love that Williams-Sonoma has so many fabulous colors to choose from. I used every single color for Ava’s birthday cupcakes. If you don’t happen to live near a Williams-Sonoma store, no worries! You can always order edible glitter online – see the link below. After the last cupcake was frosted and sprinkled with glitter flakes, I have to admit, I licked some frosting right off the spatula on the way to the kitchen sink!
I transported the cupcakes to Ava’s birthday party in a very convenient cupcake tote that my sister dropped off. The lovely blue cupcake carrier I used is seen above! It stores 36 cupcakes for safe transport. I sure wish I would have had one of these handy cupcake carriers when my daughters were small. For holidays and special events I would transport flats of decorated cupcakes to their classrooms at school in the shallow inner trays of my restaurant-style chafing dishes.
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What’s really awesome is that these Williams-Sonoma glitter flakes are really light and airy like a fairy’s wings! They don’t add grit to the frosting and don’t change the taste. They literally melt in your mouth which is so delightful! To celebrate spring I shall bake up another batch of these beautiful sparkle cupcakes for my husband to share at the office. Do you have a favorite cupcake decorating tip? I invite you to join the conversation by leaving a comment below.
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