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We love all things Buckeye. However, I always wonder about naming things "Buckeye" on my blog because most people outside Ohio say, "Buck...WHAT? ". Delicious cotton candy cake and cupcakes in celebration of National Cotton Candy Day. If you've ever been to a carnival, circus, amusement park, fair or any other type of large outdoor event with vendors selling a variety of trinkets, you've most likely had the chance to sample an odd yet delicious candy known as cotton candy.

Delicious cotton candy cake and cupcakes in celebration of National Cotton Candy Day

Today is National Cotton Candy Day in celebration of the delicious, sugary treat! Originally called "Fairy Floss", the process of making Cotton Candy was invented by four men: Thomas Patton, Josef Delarose Lascaux, John C. Wharton, and William Morrison. In 1899, Morrison and Wharton were able to patent the first electric cotton candy machine, which used centrifugal force to spin and melt sugar through small holes.

In 1904, these two Nashville candy makers introduced their invention of how to make cotton candy to the St. How do you make cotton candy flavored frosting. This is a recipe for a really light and fluffy frosting which you could add the cotton candy flavor to; WHIPPED TOPPING 1/2 cup boiling water 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1 Tablespoon.

How do you make cotton candy flavored frosting

Meringue Powder (you can find this in the baking aisle of your supermarket) Dissolve sugar in boiling water, cool completely. Add meringue powder and beat until meringue clings to the beaters, Set aside. In another bowl blend together and then beat for 10 minutes the following ingredients. 2 cups cake & icing shortening or 1 cup cake & icing shortening and 1 cup margarine 1 1/2 tsp flavoring 1 pound powdered sugar 1/2 tsp. salt When all fluffy, add 1/2 of first mixture and beat well.

CUPCAKES: Awesome coconut ones… « DAILY NIBBLES. Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream. These cupcakes almost don't need words.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Buttercream

Just read the name and look at the pictures. You really can't go wrong with chocolate and caramel. And the sea salt mixed into the buttercream just takes these to a whole different level. It cuts the sweetness of all the caramel, plus"salted caramel buttercream" sounds so much more sophisticated than just plain old "caramel buttercream". Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes. Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes ~ Holy mother of cupcakes, grab your fork and for the bold and the brave that will skip the fork . . . open wide.

Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes

This is going to be a session of symphonic sweetness. Chocolate Turtle Cupcake The faint of heart need not apply. By that I mean, if you are a tepid dessert partaker this won’t be your thing. Case and point, the gentlemen that surveys my messy kitchen wanderings, asking questions more often than tasting, gave a big pass on this. I will admit it’s a sweet one, but sweet in the best of ways. Mint Chocolate Cupcakes. Milky Way Cupcakes ~ Cupcake Project. Milky Way cupcakes are the first cupcakes that I have made which feature two layers of frosting.

Milky Way Cupcakes ~ Cupcake Project

Like Milky Way bars , Milky Way cupcakes are topped with a layer of luscious, chewy caramel and a layer of creamy milk chocolate. Toffee Crunch Cupcake. Toffee Crunch Cupcake Toffee Crunch Cupcake with Caramel Frosting ~ Grab your toffee crunch in a cupcake crumb with a little caramel frosting dipped in some chocolate and rimmed with chocolate covered toffee bits.

Toffee Crunch Cupcake

Its decadence meets gluttony-but should a cupcake be anything else but that? Toffee Crunch Cupcakes If you haven’t noticed by now, I don’t have a subtle hand when it comes to cupcake decorating. I like my cupcakes loud, obnoxious, over stuffed, overfilled, and over frosted-basically over the top. Snickers Cupcakes. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake Surprise~ All your favorite flavors come together in one cupcake with a chocolate pour , some sprinkles for happiness, a maraschino cherry for prosperity, Reeses peanut butter cup for a topper and the surprise inside the liner- another hidden Reeses peanut butter cup.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcake

Yep, I dropped one of those little cups inside and baked it into the chocolate cupcake batter. Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cupcakes I’m happy to see March, since February is always my busiest month. With more birthdays than I can blow out candles for, I’m a birthday baking mess. This year for the hubs birthday, we had a quiet celebration even though it was his 40th!

So when it was my little guy’s birthday, I kind of went over the top. He loved them! Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes. I’m guessing you figured that Peanut Butter Love Week wouldn’t be complete without at least one cupcake recipe.

Peanut Butter Cup Cupcakes

I’ve whipped up an insanely rich and delicious cupcake recipe that is bursting with the peanut buttery goodness we all adore. You’ve heard me reminisce about my father and brother and our mutual love of candy in several posts. Jared and I prefer our candy on the fruity side of the spectrum; Starbursts, Gummi Bears, and Hi-Chews. My dad is definitely more of the chocolate lover with a list of favorites that most certainly contain Reese Peanut Butter Cups, especially of the Easter egg variety. He claims they’re better than the traditional cups, and I must say that happen to wholeheartedly agree.

Peanut butter-Chip Cupcakes. This week is well and truly turning into Cupcake Week here on Simply Delicious.

Peanut butter-Chip Cupcakes

But for some reason I don’t think too many people will mind.