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Rocket Ship Cake

Ingredients
  • 14 tablespoons (13/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 3 1/3 cups sifted cake flour, (not self-rising), plus more for dusting
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 5 large egg whites
  • Italian Meringue Buttercream
  • Gel-paste food coloring, in red, royal blue, black, lemon yellow, and orange
  • White sanding sugar
  • Astronaut action figure, (optional)
  • Red licorice laces, (optional)
  • Rocket Template
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Polka-Dot Party Bingo Game

Steps:1
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Snickerdoodle Cupcakes

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Cupcakes, Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self- rising), sifted
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon, plus 1/2 teaspoon for dusting
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, plus 2 tablespoons for dusting
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • Seven-Minute Frosting
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Strawberry Cupcakes

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Cupcakes, Dessert, Strawberries
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar, plus more for sprinkling fruit
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 10 ounces strawberries, hulled and cut into small dice, plus more for garnish
  • Strawberry Meringue Buttercream
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Chocolate Graham Cracker Cupcakes with Toasted Marshmallow

Ingredients
  • 2 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (not Dutch-processed)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (from about 20 squares)
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • Marshmallow Frosting
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Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream

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Cupcakes, Dessert, Strawberries
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Billy's Vanilla, Vanilla Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Basic Vanilla Buttercream
  • Colored Sprinkles, for decorating, optional
  • Alternate frosting: Billy's Chocolate Buttercream
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Sprinkles' Strawberry Cupcakes

Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites, room temperature
  • Sprinkles' Strawberry Frosting
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Chocolate Cupcakes

Time:1 hour
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