Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sour Patch Kids cupcakes

First they're sour, then they're sweet! First disclaimer: I know I don't usually write about just one dessert. But this one, I just had to. So Kelly and I have a favorite candy: Sour Patch Kids. Kelly will buy me a box of them any time I'm really down (she's a great best friend!). A bag of Sour Patch Kids has even mysteriously appeared in the background of one of my roommate's videos about Big 12 sports. So needless to say, the candy is a favorite.

So a while ago Kelly and I started talking about making Sour Patch Kids cupcakes. Like, six months ago. But I figured if we were going to make these cupcakes, we'd have to make them right.

So I got cupcake wrappers to match the four flavors.

Coloring to match the colors.

Flavoring to match each flavor (cherry, orange, lemon and lime). And the kicker, which was tart and sour flavor enhancer. (Edit: Looks like my original source for this is out, so here are a couple other places to find it: LorAnn, Baker's Nook, Sears and Amazon.) Add it into a swiss meringue buttercream.

A basic yellow cupcake and a Sour Patch Kid on top.

In the process, obliterate the kitchen. Many times over.

So in the end, you get a complete cupcake with a sour-sweet frosting in a specific flavor. Completely successful. I will make them again...but not for a while.

Edit: Since posting this, I've had requests for amounts and how to make them. I tend to experiment a lot, but here's the amounts. I wanted a massive amount of cupcakes to share with people at work and for Kelly to take home. I made 1 1/2 recipes of the yellow cake. Be careful not to fill the liners very far, because this recipe rises a LOT. 2/3 full will do it, and better to go a bit lower even. This gave me 48 (!) cupcakes. One batch generally makes 30, give or take a few.

Then I made two batches of this swiss meringue buttercream (not at the same time though, just when I was ready for them. I split the recipe in half for each flavor. I put in a bit of color and flavoring, then about a quarter bottle of the tart flavoring. That seems like a lot, but it took that much to really give it the punch of Sour Patch Kids. Then I added coloring and fruit flavoring to taste. So for two batches split in half, you'll get all four frostings. The amounts were almost perfect for 12 cupcakes each. Enjoy!


  1. Those are awesome! My boys would flip if I made those! And what a fun time you had with Kelly baking them!
    As always, thanks so much for adding them to Cupcake Tuesday!

  2. I love the colors!!! and have some kiddos that love sour around here too....will have to get that tart and sour flavor! thanks for sharing that :)

  3. Could you post your frosting recipe? My daughter saw these and she wants them for her birthday.

  4. Love, love, LOVE these, Brenna! :)

  5. This sounds awesome... Guess my husband will have to be my test dummy for this!

  6. Fantastic! Love the colors, the idea, everything. I posted a link on ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com :)

  7. My husband LOVES sour patch kids. I think I might need to give these a try for his birthday!!! Thanks for sharing! *I'm a new follower of your blog thanks to craft gossip!

  8. This is a wonderful blog! I'm a post-graduating stress-baker and anytime-baker, too. What I wouldn't give for a bigger kitchen and more baking time! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!

  9. I love these! My nephew would be in heaven if you put this cupcake in front of him!


  10. Hon, the flavor enhancer link isn't working, comes up blank.

  11. Those are so cute...I am loving the colors.. Fantastic yummy photos!!!

  12. What a great idea!! They are so cute too!!

  13. You have got to be kidding! These look awesome! I will DEF be making these one day in the future. I LUUUURVE Sour Patch Kids!

  14. Your recipe just inspired us with so many ideas for recipes for kids! Wouldn't it have been great if, as a child, your parents made cakes or cupcakes with your favorite candy? Ours probably would have been Butterfingers (yum!). Thanks for sharing this great story & recipe!

  15. Where are the ingredients? =)

  16. Did you know: the red sour patch kid is actually raspberry (not cherry)- they're my favorite candy, too! ;-)

  17. I just made these tonight for a bachelor party tomorrow (the groom and his friends LOVE sourpatch kids. The icing turned out AH-MAZING! Thank you so much! I didn't really experiment with different flavors, all I did was watermelon, but it doesn't matter! I sprinkled some citric acid powder mixed with sugar on top for a little extra kick and I expect to hear some rave reviews tomorrow!

  18. I'm making this for my boyfriends 26th birthday

  19. Hello, I have browsed most of your posts. This post is probably where I got the most useful information for my research. Thanks for posting, maybe we can see more on this. Are you aware of any other websites on this subject. wholesale candy

  20. When you are searching for a supplier for your natural fruit ingredients, you should look for one that provides you with great support and advice.citicoline sodium Products for bakers need to be easy and simple to use.

  21. very nice post, i certainly love this website, keep on it buy real instagram followers

  22. Fantastic! Love the colors, the idea, everything. Thank you for publishing. download instagram stories

  23. شركة كشف تسربات المياة بالبكيرية
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالبكيرية
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالبكيرية
    شركة رش مبيدات حشرية بالبكيرية
    شركة تنظيف بالبكيرية
    شركة تنظيف كنب بالبكيرية
    شركة تنظيف شقق بالبكيرية
    شركة تنظيف فلل بالبكيرية
    شركة تنظيف مجالس بالبكيرية
    شركة تنظيف منازل بالبكيرية
    توجد شركات توفر عاملات للتنظيف ومن هذة الشركات فى مدينة الرس هى شركة تنظيف فلل الرس التى تعتبر من افضل شركات التنظيف فى المملكة العربية السعودية
    تعتبر عملية التنظيف للشقق تحتاج للوقت و الجهد و لهذا يحتاج ربات المنزل الى شركات متخصصة فى تنظيف الشقق و من افضل شركات تنظيف الشقق هى شركة تنظيف شقق الرس و تقوم الشركة بتنظيف كل الشقق من غرف و ارضيات و مطابخ و حمامات و الجدران وتلميع الاثاث وتستخدم الشركة اجهزة وادوات حديثة ومتخصصة فى مجال تنظيف الشقق و تستخدم افضل مواد التنظيف و التعقيم
    تقوم شركة تنظيف بالبكيرية خدمات تنظيف فى مناطق الرس والمناطق المجاورة لها بجودة عالية وتقنية ممتازة وتتميز هذة الشركة عن غيرها فى هذا المجال انها تهتم بالتميز و مواكبة العصر وكل ما هو جديد وهذا ما جعل الشركة تنال ثقة العملاء و تقوم الشركة لتقدم كافة انواع الخدمات ومنها تنظيف الشقق و الفلل والمبانى والمجالس والسجاد والموكيت والارضيات بانواعها والحدائق وغيرها كما تقدم خدمة مكافحة جميع انواع الحشرات وخصوصا النمل الابيض و تتمتع الشركة بوجود فريق عمل مدرب وعلى درجة عالية من الخبرة

  24. كشف تسربات المياة بالقصيم
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالقصيم
    شركة مكافحة النمل الابيض بالقصيم
    شركة رش مبيدات بالقصيم
    شركة تنظيف بالقصيم
    شركة تنظيف شقق بالقصيم
    شركة تنظيف فلل بالقصيم
    شركة تنظيف كنب بالقصيم
    شركة تنظيف مجالس بالقصيم
    شركة تنظيف منازل بالقصيم
    نقدم لك عميلنا العزيز أفضل ابادة فوريه لكل الحشرات المنزلية بمختلف أنواعها و أشكالها، وتستخدم الشركة العديد من المبيدات الآمنة على صحتك و صحة أطفالك، كما تستخدم المبيدات الألماني، والأمريكية، والفرنسية، و تتميز الشركة فى القصيم بالجودة و الدقة و الآمان، و تقدم لك النتائج الفعالة والسريعة فى الوصول الى إرضائك، كما أن الشركة لديها فريق من أكبر الخبراء والمنتخصصين فى مكافحة الحشرات بكافة أنواعها، كما تقدم لكل عملائها خدمات خاصة للمستشفيات، والفنادق الكبري و المساجد ودور الايتام بأسعار خاصة لكل ما يخص ابادة الحشرات و مكافحه جميع أنواع الحشرات الزاحفة و الطائرة، و جميع أنواع القوارض

  25. This is such a great resource that you are providing and you give it away for free. I love seeing blog that understand the value of providing a quality resource for free.Buy Audio Accessories Online in Kuwait

  26. Hi. thanks for sharing such a nice post.please continue to share more posts.par lights


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...