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Vanilla Funfetti Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

For the Owls, just make the frosting peak up for the ears (doing by hand). For the mummies, you will need a pastry bag and a tip to apply the mummie frosting.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cupcakes
Servings: 24
Author: Hip Foodie Mom



  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks 8 ounces unsalted butter, very soft
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup Sprinkles any kind

FOR THE Vanilla Buttercream FROSTING:

  • 2 sticks 8 ounces unsalted butter, very soft
  • 4-6 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  • Oreo cookies you're only using the side with the creme filling
  • Reeses pieces
  • Candy corn
  • Black icing for the mummies
  • Candy eyes



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Line your cupcake tin with cupcakes holders and set aside.
  • Mix all of the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Add the softened butter and vanilla, mix until the batter resembles course sand. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well with each new addition. Add the milk, and mix well. Lastly, if making funfetti cupcakes, pour in the sprinkles and mix by hand, gently.
  • Spoon the cake batter into the cupcake liners (filling about 1/2 way each) and bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely, and then frost.


  • Using a stand mixer, beat the butter and confectioners sugar together (adding about 1/2 cup of sugar at a time until it has reached your desired sweetness and texture). Slowly mix in the milk (you may only need 1/8 cup) and vanilla extract, beating until slightly stiff and well combined (for about 3 minutes). Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes and then frost the cooled cupcakes.


  • Now, decorate!! And have fun. . and let the kids help too!
  • For the owls, put on the frosting, and make the frosting peak up for the ears (I used a butter knife). Then, apply the oreo cookies (you are only using the side with the creme filling) and place on the Reeses pieces for the eyes and nose!
  • For the monsters, put on the frosting, apply the candy corn and then the candy eye balls.
  • For the mummies, put on the black icing first and spread. Then, using a pastry bag and flat tip, apply the frosting, line by line. Lastly, put on the candy eye balls.