Bubblegum Cupcakes 

Bubblegum Cupcakes are the perfect treat for anyone looking to add a pop of fun and flavor to their celebration. Ideal for birthday parties or any festive occasion, these cupcakes offer a delightful twist with their playful bubblegum flavor and colorful presentation.


For the Cupcakes:

  • Unsalted Butter: 1/3 cup, softened
  • Egg Whites: 3
  • White Cake Mix: 1 box (e.g., Pillsbury)
  • Bubblegum Soda: 1.25 cups (e.g., Meijer brand)
  • Bubblegum Flavoring: A drop (optional for extra flavor)

For the Frosting:

  • Unsalted Butter: 1/2 cup, softened
  • Vegetable Shortening: 1/2 cup
  • Confectioners’ Sugar: 4 cups
  • Pink Food Coloring: A few drops (or desired color)
  • Bubblegum Flavoring: A drop
  • Sprinkles: For garnish
  • Gumballs: For garnish


  1. Prepare the Cupcakes:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (177°C).
    • In a mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and egg whites using a hand or stand mixer.
    • Add the cake mix and bubblegum soda, and mix until smooth. If desired, add a drop of bubblegum flavoring for enhanced taste.
    • Place cupcake liners in a muffin pan and fill each liner 3/4 full with batter.
    • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    • Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  2. Make the Frosting:
    • In a clean bowl, blend the softened butter and vegetable shortening until creamy.
    • Gradually add the confectioners’ sugar, mixing well after each addition.
    • Add the bubblegum flavoring and food coloring, adjusting the color to your preference.
    • Continue to mix until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.
  3. Decorate:
    • Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large tip with the frosting.
    • Pipe a ring of frosting around each cupcake and gently dip the top into a plate of sprinkles to decorate.
    • Finish with a swirl of frosting and place a gumball on top of each cupcake.

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Servings: Approximately 20 cupcakes

Baking Tips:

  • For more vibrant cupcakes, consider adding additional food coloring to the batter.
  • Ensure the cupcakes are completely cooled before applying frosting to prevent it from melting.
  • The frosting color can be customized to match your party theme or personal preference, making the cupcakes not only delicious but also visually appealing.

Conclusion: Bubblegum Cupcakes are not just a treat; they’re a playful addition to any party. With their sweet, distinctive flavor and eye-catching appearance, they’re sure to delight guests of all ages, making your celebration a memorable one. Enjoy crafting these delightful cupcakes and watch them become the highlight of your dessert table!

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