Candyfloss instantly makes me think of fairgrounds and childhood, and this is why I use this recipe for a lot of children’s cupcakes!
Use your preferred vanilla cupcake recipe for 12;
Tub of candyfloss
500g icing sugar
250g unsalted butter, softened
1) Preheat oven and prepare vanilla cupcake batter.
2) Dissolve 450g of candyfloss with a few tablespoons of double cream. For the most concentrated flavour, use the least amount of cream required to melt the cotton candy. Add this to your vanilla cupcake batter and mix well. Alternatively, if you don’t have enough candyfloss, you can use strawberry flavouring instead.
3) Bake cupcakes and allow to cool.
4) Beat butter and icing sugar together. In a separate bowl. dissolve as much candyfloss as you like with as little cream as possible. You can stick to 450g candyfloss and a few tablespoons of cream if you like, although I find a bit more candyfloss gives a stronger flavour.
5) Pipe candyfloss buttercream onto cooled cakes. Place a fluffy piece of candyfloss on top to decorate with a little sparkle of edible glitter. NOTE: Only put the candyfloss on top right before you are about to serve – it will start to react with the air and dissolve after about five minutes of exposure!
Sam’s Opinion: Sam has had a nibble of a candyfloss cupcake and he loved it – just not as much as his favourite red velvet!