YouTube Play Button Cupcakes

Youtube Cupcakes

Sugar coated champagne cupcakes with a special champagne frosting. Each of these Youtube Cupcakes is topped with either a silver, gold, or diamond play button to celebrate YouTubers who have earned the support of 100,000, 1 million, or 10 million subscribers!

Makes about 3 dozen cupcakes

Things you'll need

  • 2 cups sugar
  • ¾ cup butter
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 cups champagne
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup champagne
  • Gold sanding sugar
  • Gold leaf
  • Silver sanding sugar
  • Silver leaf
  • White sanding sugar
  • Marshmallow fondant
  • Diamond luster dust
  • Water
  • Edible diamonds
Champagne Frosting
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 sticks butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup champagne
  • Hand mixer with attachments
  • 2 large mixing bowls
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cupcake liners
  • Cupcake tray
  • Cookie scoop
  • Small paintbrush
  • Wax paper
  • Small fondant roller
  • Small triangle cutter
  • Pastry bag fitted with #809 tip
  • Small offset spatula

Let’s get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Use an electric mixer to beat together butter and sugar until well combined.
  4. Add egg whites a little at a time, mixing between each addition and then add vanilla.
  5. Alternate between adding the dry ingredients and the champagne to the creamed mixture bowl (1/3 dry, mix, ½ champagne, mix, etc.).
  6. Scoop the batter into cupcake liners and bake for 20 minutes.
Champagne Frosting
  1. Beat butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Add salt, vanilla extract, and champagne and then mix until well combined.
  3. Scoop frosting into a decorating bag fitted with a #809 tip.

Time to decorate!

  1. Roll out marshmallow fondant to about an inch thick.
  2. Use a small square cutter to create square fondant shapes. Do the same with a small triangle cutter.
  3. With a small paintbrush, cover a few of the squares and triangles with diamond luster dust and then place some edible diamonds on top of each triangle (PICTURE at 10:54).
  4. Gently cover remaining squares and triangles with gold leaf and silver leaf (Picture at 11:08). Place each decorated triangle onto its corresponding square.
  5. Squeeze a large dollop of frosting onto each cupcake and then dip some into gold sanding sugar, some into silver, and some into white.
  6. Place each play buttons you made onto a cupcake. The diamond play button goes on top of the cupcake covered in white sanding sugar, silver on silver, gold on gold.
  7. TaDa! These YouTube Cupcakes take the play button to a whole new level!
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