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pacifier cupcakes

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a recipe by
Tammy T
Phoenix, AZ

I made these pacifier cupcakes for my son's baby shower and they turned out adorable and delicious! Thought I would share this idea. It is not hard at all, just takes a little time. We don't know the gender of the baby so I made blue, pink and white frosting. The blue and pink frosting was from frosting flavor packets that you add to a tub of white store bought frosting. The pink was strawberry Shortcake flavor and the blue was raspberry flavor. They were really tasty. The white frosting is a butter cream frosting I made. I made the pacifiers too. The pictures are of the ones I did.

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serves 24 cupcakes
method Bake

Ingredients For pacifier cupcakes

  • **** butter cream frosting ****
  • 1 stick
    (4 oz.) salted butter (room temp)
  • 1 stick
    (4 oz.) unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 1 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 3 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • coconut, shredded & sweetened (optional)
  • pkg of white lifesavers (any flavor, i did wintergreen)
  • pkg of gourmet jelly beans (the regular jelly beans are too big)
  • powdered sugar
  • 1-2
    tub white frosting ( 2 tubs if doing two different flavored frostings) ( save about 1/4 cup of the white frosting before adding your flavored packet - for the life savor pacifiers)
  • 1 box
    cake mix, any flavor
  • cup cake liners ( i did 24 )

How To Make pacifier cupcakes

  • 1
    Bake your cupcakes as directed on the package. For the cupcakes with the pink frosting I added 5 chocolate chips to the batter of each cup before baking them. I put those in the pink cup cake liners so it matched the frosting and that way I knew which ones had the chocolate chips in them.
  • 2
    To make the butter cream frosting: Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat on high until light and fluffy. Frost your cooled cupcakes right away and if using the coconut, sprinkle the coconut over the frosting. This is enough to frost 12-18 cupcakes. Double this recipe to frost more or to frost a regular cake. Refrigerate cupcakes after frosted. Note**** Don't refrigerate frosting before you frost the cakes. It makes it very difficult to frost the cakes. (I learned that the hard way)
  • 3
    To make the lifesaver pacifiers: Take the 1/4 cup of the store bought white frosting and add powdered sugar to it until the frosting is quite stiff. I didn't measure it, I just eyeballed it. ** If you are not going to have other frosting flavors, rather than buying a tub of white frosting for the pacifiers, just mix powdered sugar with a tiny bit of milk until stiff.
  • 4
    Take a butter knife and apply a bit of the stiff frosting to the middle of the one lifesaver, some will go through the hole, no problem. Take another lifesaver and attach it sideways to the frosting you just applied. (if it doesn't stick, you need to add more powdered sugar to the white frosting.) After you have the lifesavers attached, add a little of the frosting to the other side of the hole and push a jelly bean into the frosted hole until it sticks. Smooth out the frosting around the jellybean with your finger.
  • 5
    When picking the jellybeans, make sure they are the colors you want before applying them. Here is a pic of some gourmet jellybeans.
  • 6
    Here's another picture of the cupcakes. You can create these however you want but I am just showing how to do the ones like I made. Everyone loved these! The pacifiers taste good too!