Pink Confetti Cupcakes

The Story:

A few weeks ago I made cupcake for  Pink Ballerina Party.  Let’s just say, this 5-year-old girl was the cutest thing I had ever seen.  When she saw the cupcakes she exclaimed “PRETTY!” And attacked me with a hug.  Precious.

So obviously, her cupcakes needed to be all pink.[end-story]

Pink Confetti Cupcakes

Yield: 30 cupcakes

Pink Confetti Cupcakes


3/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 egg whites
3/4 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup pink jimmies
Strawberry Buttercream:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons strawberry puree
1 tablespoon strawberry gelatin
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-5 cups powdered sugar


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Beat butter and sugar for 3 minutes, scrape bowl as needed.
3. Add egg whites one at a time on low until fully incorporated.
4. In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
5. Alternate adding buttermilk and the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture.
6. Mix in sour cream.
7. Fold in jimmies and fill liners 3/4 full.
8. Bake for 16-22 minutes, or until and inserted knife comes out clean.
9. Buttercream: Beat butter and cream cheese. Add strawberry puree, gelatin and vanilla extract. Slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
10. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes.

54 thoughts on “Pink Confetti Cupcakes

  1. 1

    So pretty! Definitely perfect for a little girls birthday 🙂

  2. 2
    Jana says:

    Love these…so pretty! Would be great for a baby shower too!!

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    anonymous says:

    Those look amazing! Where can you get strawberry puree? Did you blend fresh strawberries or use jam?

    • 3.1
      Lizzy Mae says:

      Because strawberries are not in season right now, I used frozen berries. I let them thaw, drained off the water from the melted ice, and then threw them into the blender. If you plan to use a piping tip other than a basic circle, make sure you strain your puree to remove any seeds that could clog the tip. Good luck!

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    Kira says:

    This was for my niece’s birthday! I follow your blog and suggested to my sister-in-law to check you out since you are in the Provo area. Glad it all worked out. The cupcakes look perfect and I heard they were a big hit! Glad Leah’s birthday made the blog! 😀

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    Deborah says:

    That was my 5 year old girl, and she is STILL talking about those pretty cupcakes! They were not only pretty, they were absolutely delicious, too! Thank you again, Lizzy!

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    Lisa says:

    Hi Lizzy! My girl is turning 6 next week. So these cupcakes are perfect!
    Is it possible to convert to cake box recipe or is it easier to just follow this one?

    • 6.1
      Lizzy Mae says:

      Yes, this can easily be converted to a cake mix recipe!
      1 box white cake mix
      4 egg whites
      1/4 cup oil
      3/4 cup buttermilk
      3/4 cup sour cream
      2 teaspoons vanilla extract
      1/2 cup jimmies (whatever color you want)

      Combine every thing BUT the cake mix gently with a whisk. Then sift in your cake mix, stir, fill liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes (or untie a knife comes our clean) at 350 degrees!

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    Stephanie says:

    What are jimmies? Where can I get these? I usually get most of my cupcake supplies at Hobby Lobby.

    • 7.1
      Lizzy Mae says:

      Jimmies are a type of sprinkle. I also topped these cupcakes with Jimmies. You can get multi colored Jimmies at any grocery store and even Hobby Lobby! Good luck!

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    Lori Ann says:

    I have been looking for the perfect cupcake recipe for my daughter’s first birthday party and these look like they fit the bill! Cant wait to try them!

  12. 12
    Ana says:

    Hello! I wanna know if can replace the buttermilk and the sour cream for just milk??


  13. 13
    Dena hill says:

    I want to make 48 cupcakes – would I just double the ingredients for the icing ?

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    Jamie says:

    OMG best cupcakes ever! My friend told me about this website and I found these cupcakes on here, which I thought would be perfect for my daughter’s first birthday party. I am not a big fan of cake because of the icing, but let me tell you this was the best icing I have ever tasted! These cupcakes were delicious and super cute! Thanks for the great recipe!

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    Jaimee says:

    First, I love your website and made your Butterfinger Cupcakes the other day—delicious! Second, my friend just had a baby girl and I am so excited to make these for her this week! But I do have one question: what is strawberry gelatin? Is that strawberry jello mix or something else? Sorry—a relatively new baker! Thanks!

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    Craig says:

    I love this recipe (well all of yours)! After my third or fourth time I tweaked it a lil and added lemon zest, filled the cupcakes with a simple homemade strawberry compote, and WOW. New favorite amongst my family and friends! Thanks for the great recipes and ideas!!

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    Patti says:

    So this past weekend I made cupcakes for my niece’s 7th Birthday Hello kitty/zebra print party… she wanted pink confetti cupcakes….so your recipe inspired me. I used my own vanilla cake recipe, added pink & black jimmies. My niece also loves berries, so my frosting was raspberries & strawberry….I topped it with a hello kitty fondant…they were huge hit! I now have 3 orders for the same cupcake! Thanks for being an inspiration.

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    Cerina says:

    This is absolutely pretty for Valentine’s! I am gonna have to make these for this year’s Valentine’s Day :p

  20. 20
    Valarie Swalve says:

    What size cake mix should I get?

  21. 21
    Colleen says:

    Can cake flour be an equal substitute for flour?

    I saw a comment above where you could just use Milk for this recipe, would it replace both the buttermilk & sour cream ? so use 1 c of milk??

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    Veronica says:

    These cupcakes look so nice and delicious! I’m thinking of trying them for Valentine’s day but I have a few questions: If I use cake flour instead of all-purpose flour, do I need to omit anything else? What difference would cake flour make over all-purpose flour? And would heart shaped sprinkles work?

    Thank you!

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    Deena says:

    I am anxious to make these cupcakes for all the Marines my husband works with. Can I subsitute the gelatin for strawberry extract? Let me know and thank you for the recipe!

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    Briana Prieto says:

    When you say strawberry gelatin is that the powder or the jell-o already made ?

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    Erin says:

    Wow I just came across your blog and Im in love!! I love making cupcakes and now I want to try and make all of your cupcakes!! I was looking for a strawberry frosting to make for some cupcakes I’m going to make for Valentines Day! I plan on blogging about it on my blog and I will totally put a link back you your blog so my followers can check your site out!! I can’t wait to try the frosting!
    Have a Wonderful day 🙂

  28. 28
    Keisha says:

    Do we use salted or unsalted butter

  29. 29
    Ash says:

    First, I LOVE your recipes!!! Second, do you use normal flour or cake flour?

  30. 30
    Misty says:

    What tip did you use for the piping?

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    julia dixon says:

    thank you great recipe and lovelly photos!

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    Amanda says:

    Hi there, these cupcakes are soooo cute!!!! My sister’s 8th birthday is coming up and she wants a strawberry confetti cake with chocolate frosting. Do you have any suggestions on how to make this cake with strawberries instead of plain vanilla?
    Thanks for your help!

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    Danielle Green says:

    I JUST made these cupcakes for a little girl’s sixth birthday – second batch is literally in the oven right now – and I’m thinking I must have done something wrong. The batter was very thick – concerningly so – and tasted a little gummy, floury, and none too sweet. Though I was not confident, I went forward and baked them anyway. The resulting cupcakes taste, feel, and look like plain muffins. I consider myself a pretty darn good baker and I don’t think I made any mistakes based on the instructions (apart from actually adding the vanilla, since the instructions made no mention of it)…any guidance!? Thanks 🙂

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