Cupcakes are my favorite treat to bake and share! There are so many ways to make them, so many flavors to decide on and of course the decorating!  The next time the urge to bake strikes you, please. Put the box mix and can of icing down! Refer back to this post and be prepared to bake the cutest cupcakes ever! These cute crab cupcakes will be a big pinch at your next party or occasion to share cupcakes with friends!

Cupcake Ingredients:

1/2 C unsalted butter, room temp
2 egg whites
2 eggs
2 C flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 baking soda
3/4 C buttermilk
1 1/2 C sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Cupcake Directions: 

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line the cupcake tins with paper liners.
-Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
-Beat butter on high for 30 seconds.
-Add sugar and  vanilla extract to the butter …. beating until well combined.
-Add egg whites, and then eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
-Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter  mixture, beating on low speed until everything is mixed together.
-Add 1/3 C  flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding   1/3  C of the buttermilk; add 1/3 C flour mixture again then add 1/3 C  buttermilk mix on low speed, add 1/3 C of flour and add the rest of 1/3 C of buttermilk mix in low speed until  thoroughly blended.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted cupcake comes out clean.
-Allow to cool in the cupcake tin for 10 minutes.
-Remove the cupcakes from the cupcake tin and completely cool on a wire rack.


Frosting Ingredients: 

1 C soft unsalted butter
4 + C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
1/2 C brown sugar

Frosting Directions: 

-Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
-If it doesn’t cream add  several drops of the heavy whipping cream.
-Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak.
-If not add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.
-Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
-Scoop the white frosting into a pastry bag with a large frosting tip…. twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
-Frost the cupcakes by starting at the outer edge of the cupcake in a circle until you reach the center of the cupcake.
-Sprinkle the brown sugar on the top of the cupcake to look like sand.


Crab Ingredients: 

1 package of candy eyes
1 bag of orange slices, gummy
1 bag of peach rings
1 bag of gum drops
1 box of toothpicks

Crab Directions: 

-Cut the peach rings in half.
-“Glue” the eyes on the orange gum drops.
-Stick the orange slice in the center of the “sand” covered frosted cupcake….this will be the crabs body.
-Use a toothpick to add the eyes to the body…. using another toothpick (cut in half) sticking one end of the toothpick in the crabs side/top of the body and stick the other end of the toothpick in one half of the peach ring (pointing the half of the peach ring up wards.).


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