Easy back to school cupcakes are so fun to make and will bring the smiles from everyone. Whether you’re whipping up this treat for teachers or students, this quick cupcake idea will impress.
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The Secret to the Fluffiest Cupcakes
When I was starting a new job after graduate school, I was so nervous… It was my first “real” job after years upon years of education and I didn’t know what to expect.
On my first day, I was escorted to the team I would join. As we came around the corner, there they were: my new team, balloons, and vanilla cupcakes.
Y’all, I thought to myself, “This is going to be the best job ever!”
…until I bit into one of the cupcakes. It was like someone took pancake mix and tried to pass it off as a cupcake. I shuddered but ate it because that’s what you do when you’re raised in the South.
I vowed to never, ever make a pancake cupcake. Did you know there’s a secret to get light, fluffy vanilla cupcakes?
Separate the eggs, add the yolks to the mix, and whip the egg whites separately. Then, fold the egg whites into the mix. You’ll never go back to the old way. But let’s get started with our back to school cupcakes…
Ingredients for Back to School Cupcakes
- cooled vanilla cupcakes in white liners (from a box or a simple cupcake recipe)
- White frosting
- White fondant (homemade fondant or save yourself a LOT and buy fondant)
- Rolling pin
- Apple Icing Decorations (optional) – if you can’t find them, see step 4
- Wilton Edible Markers
- 2.75″ round cookie/biscuit cutters
How to Make The Cutest Back to School Cupcakes
Step 1: Roll Fondant and Cut Circle
Use a small handful of white fondant and gently roll it out to 1/4 of an inch thick. Use a little confectioner’s (powdered) sugar if your fondant is sticky. Use the 2.75 inch round cutter. Repeat one for all of the cupcakes.
Step 2: Draw Notebook Paper
Use the ruler and red edible marker to make a straight line down the left side of the topper. Then, make three lines for the ruled paper with the blue edible marker. Repeat with all of the fondant cupcake toppers.
Step 3: Frost and Assemble
Generously frost the cupcakes and place the notebook paper fondant on top. Use a small amount of icing to attach the adorable apple icing decorations.
Step 4: Eat. The. Cupcakes.
Or give some away. You know, whichever you prefer. :)
Over to You
Aren’t these the cutest?! Who would you make these for? Let us know in the comments below.