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You don’t have to head to New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras! This Mardi Gras cupcakes recipe is the perfect dessert for any party or even a quiet night at home!
Purple Mardi Gras Cupcakes Recipe
Pair with our printable Mardi Gras party decor for an amazing party at home!
Start this recipe by using your favorite cupcake recipe, I cheat and use funfetti cake mix! Bake as directed and then use this super fun icing to top your cupcakes!
Mardi Gras Cupcake Frosting
1 Cup Butter (2 sticks)
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp almond extract (can substitute vanilla)
2-6 Tablespoons of whole milk
Wilton Violet Icing Tint
Wilton Yellow Candy Melts
Cream butter with electric mixer, then slowly add in the powdered sugar. Once that is fully blended, add in almond and 2 tablespoons of milk. Slowly add in the remaining milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. With a toothpick, slowly add in violet icing tint. Mix until your reach your desired color.
Prepare a frosting bag (or gallon Ziploc) with your desired frosting tip. Fill with frosting. Starting from the outside, swirl the frosting around the top of the cupcake in a spiral, overlapping each circle as you move inwards. Top with yellow candy melt.