Galaxy Cupcakes

Step into a cosmic adventure with these Galaxy Cupcakes! Perfect for space-themed parties or any special occasion that calls for a touch of stellar beauty, these cupcakes boast a vibrant swirl of galaxy colors topped with sparkling stars.


  • For the Cupcakes:
    • All-purpose flour: 2 1/2 cups
    • Sugar: 2 cups
    • Baking powder: 3 teaspoons
    • Salt: 1 teaspoon
    • Whole milk: 1 cup
    • Vegetable oil: 1/2 cup
    • Vanilla extract: 1 tablespoon
    • Large eggs: 2
    • Water: 2/3 cup
    • Metallic Silver Gel Food Color: 1 teaspoon
    • Midnight Gel Food Color: 1/2 teaspoon
  • For the Frosting:
    • Unsalted butter, room temperature: 2 cups
    • Powdered sugar: 8 cups
    • Vanilla extract: 2 teaspoons
    • Milk: 3 tablespoons
    • Violet Gel Food Color
    • Rose Pink Gel Food Color
    • Metallic Silver Gel Food Color
    • Edible glitter silver stars


  1. Prepare the Cupcakes:
    • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake pan with liners.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
    • In a separate bowl, mix milk, oil, vanilla, and eggs. Gradually add dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until just combined.
    • Stir in water and gel food colors until the batter is smooth.
    • Fill cupcake liners just over half full and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
    • Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  2. Prepare the Frosting:
    • In a mixing bowl, beat butter until smooth, then gradually add powdered sugar until creamy.
    • Mix in vanilla and milk until the frosting is fluffy.
    • Divide the frosting into separate bowls and add different gel food colors to each for a multi-colored effect.
  3. Assemble:
    • Spoon or pipe different colored frostings into a piping bag fitted with a star tip, layering the colors to create a galaxy effect.
    • Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with edible glitter stars for a sparkling finish.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 20 cupcakes


  • Use high-quality gel food colors for more vibrant and striking effects.
  • Ensure the cupcakes are completely cool before frosting to prevent the buttercream from melting.
  • Store the cupcakes in the refrigerator until ready to serve to maintain the frosting’s shape and color intensity.

These Galaxy Cupcakes are not just delicious but are a visual treat, making them the perfect addition to any celebration where you want to impress and delight your guests with something out of this world! 🚀✨

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