Monday, February 24, 2014

Miss Boston Princess Party & Funfetti Cupcakes

Last weekend was the big Miss Boston/Cambridge Pageant, and it was a crazy busy one for me! On Saturday, I helped out with the Princess portion where we threw a little party for the younger girls who appeared in Sunday's pageant. There were arts and crafts, mani-pedis and lots of rehearsing for the pageant! I also set up a DIY cupcake bar for the girls with freshly baked homemade funfetti cupcakes, vanilla buttercream, candy and little crowns for toppers and helped them decorate their own cupcakes to bring home. It was such a fun experience and I thought I'd share some of the photos with you! :) Click through for the recipes as well.

the girls loved my sparkly jacket - they kept asking if they could touch it!

Funfetti Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream
makes 24 cupcakes

for the cupcakes...
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 3/4 cup rainbow sprinkles or non-pareils
  1. preheat your oven to 350F and line 2 cupcake tins with 24 liners.
  2. in a large bowl, whisk together hte flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. in the bowl of your stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until light and fluffy.
  4. reduce speed to medium and add the eggs, one at the time, beating well after each addition.
  5. add the vanilla extract.
  6. reduce speed to low and add the dry mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the milk in halves. mix each until just incorporated.
  7. reduce speed to stir and add the sprinkles.
  8. fill up each liner 3/4 way full and bake cupcakes for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
for the buttercream...
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6-8 cups confectioner's sugar
  1. beat the butter on high speed until light.
  2. add the vanilla extract.
  3. add the confectioner's sugar, one cup at a time, until the frosting becomes nice and thick.


  1. That looks like such a fun event! I am drooling over the cupcakes :)

    The Tiny Heart

  2. This is so fun–and I love your touch of sparkle with that top!

  3. What a sweet thing to get involved with, and those cupcakes are too adorable!

  4. These are too cute! I love decorating cupcakes and watching pageants :P

  5. Funfetti cupcakes are my fave! Though to be honest - I've only made them out of the box before :) Love your sparkly jacket!

  6. What fun! You are such an inspiration. Well done giving of your time with the young girls. They must have loved the beautiful cupcakes!!

  7. this looks like so much fun! i wish i was in boston and could volunteer for this with you!

  8. What a cool event! (And the jacket is totally fab, even I would have asked to touch it..)

  9. I made these for my friend’s wedding and they were delicious! This will definitely be my go to recipe from now on.

    Chankanaab Cozumel