Sour Patch Kid Cupcakes

Hey guys!

Today is a special post…a celebratory post, actually.

 

What are we celebrating?

Well…more like WHO are we celebrating?

The most sparkly, sweet girl in all the land, is who!

 

Yes, that would be Kristan (Confessions of a Cookbook Queen), my bestest bloggy and real life friend!

Today is her birthday and honestly, that is cause for a celebration…with loads of pink and glitter and sugar and candy and hugs and cupcakes!

 

I mean without her, the world wouldn’t have THESE or THESE.

And I wouldn’t have a partner in crime over HERE.

Plus, I talk to her like everyday of my life and that’s kinda important…SHE’S kinda important!

 

One thing about Kristan, is beyond knowing loads about good make-up and good shoes she is kind of a candy expert.

So, in her honor I decided to combine 2 of her all time favorite things…candy and cupcakes.

More specifically, Sour Patch Kid cupcakes.

 

Here’s what I did.

First make your sour sugar.  It’s the most important part of Sour Patch Kids Candy, so essentially it’s the most important part of these cupcakes.

What I did was mix equal parts citric acid and sugar.

Don’t be SCARED!  Citric acid isn’t gonna make your face melt..it’s a powder that is used in lots of candies!  You can get it HERE.

If you don’t want to order it online, you can get this type of thing at the supermarket…

This is “crystallized lemon” and all it is, is flavored citric acid.  It would work perfect for these cupcakes.  You can get this at the supermarket.

If you  can’t find either of these items, you could just use powdered lemonade mix…it won’t be AS sour, but I imagine that it will do the trick 🙂

Ok, so what I did was mix 1/4 cup citric acid with 1/4 cup sugar.  That’s it.

Set that aside.

Now bake some cupcakes.  Use a box mix, Kristan would approve.

Then, when they cool, use a paring knife cut a small hole in the top.

I filled a ziplock bag with some Strawberry jelly…

Cut the corner off and squeeze some jelly into the cupcakes.

Then make some frosting.  Use THIS recipe.

I colored my frosting different colors to make it pretty.

Then pipe your frosting on and sprinkle them evenly with the sour sugar you made.

Top them off with a Sour Patch Kid Candy!

And dig in…

There are a few other sweet girls who wanted to wish Kristan a Happy Birthday too!!

So go check out their posts for more birthday fun ~

Sprinkle Bakes

Bakingdom

Glorious Treats

Sweet Sugarbelle

Baking in Heels

LilaLoa

So, Happy Birthday Kristan!!  Hope you have a super special day 🙂

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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78 Responses
  1. You two are just so precious and these sour patch kids cupcakes are like the smartest thing evah! My nephew loves them and would go bazerk!!! {how do you spell that!?}

    What a wonderful birthday tribute to sweet Kristan! These are just perfect for her!

  2. Shelly I am about to start bawling all up in here!! I cannot believe you girls did this. I am so grateful to have you all as friends. You are the best!!!!

    (Jon David wants to know when we should expect these cupcakes in the mail)

  3. These are excellent!! I was *thisclose* to doing something Sour Patch when I got swept away by all things glitzy! 🙂

    These don’t just look delicious, they look adorable! Love the Kids, love the cupcakes, and love Kristan! Happy birthday to the queen! 🙂

  4. Oh my goodness–you are seriously my hero. I never thought of making my own sour sugar–I’m the person that uses a wet finger to get every last grain out of the bottom of the bag of sour patch kids. This could be very dangerous for me. 🙂

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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