5 from 3 votes
Sour Octopus cupcakes make the perfect fun treat for kids. These are perfect cupcakes for kids are always a hit with their bright colors and slightly sour additions.
Sour Octopus Cupcakes
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Author: Brandy
Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter room temp
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 baking soda
  • 3/4 C buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 4 + C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Blue gel food coloring
  • Citric Acid
For Assembly
  • One package of sour octopus candy
Cupcake Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line the cupcake tins with paper liners.
  3. Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl.
  4. Beat butter on high for 30 seconds.
  5. Add sugar and vanilla extract to the butter beating until well combined.
  6. Add egg whites, and then eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Alternate adding the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture; add 1/3 C flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding 1/3 C of the buttermilk; add 1/3 C flour mixture again then add 1/3 C buttermilk mix on low speed, add 1/3 C of flour and add the rest of 1/3 C of buttermilk mix in low speed until thoroughly blended.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted cupcake comes out
  9. clean.
  10. Allow to cool in the cupcake tin for 10 minutes.
  11. Remove the cupcakes from the cupcake tin and completely cool on a wire rack.
Frosting Directions
  1. Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  2. If it doesn't cream add several more drops of the heavy whipping cream.
  3. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak. If not add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.
  4. Add 1 TBSP citric acid. Mix well.
  5. Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  6. Divide the frosting equally into two bowls
  7. The first bowl remains white.
  8. Add several drops of blue gel food coloring to the second bowl and mix well.
  9. Assemble a pastry bag with a 13 inch round frosting tip.
  10. Scoop the blue frosting into a pastry bag staying on one side of the pastry bag. Then add the white frosting to the other side of the pastry bag.
  11. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  12. Test to make sure that the combination of blue and white frosting comes to the tip at the same time.
  13. Frost cupcakes from the outside edge to the center of the cupcake.
To Assemble
  1. Place the sour octopus on the top of the frosted cupcake.
  2. If necessary you can use a small dollop of the white frosting as the "glue" for the octopus.