Princess Dress Cupcake Cake

Simple and Easy to Make Princess Dress Cupcake Cake

Princess Dress Cupcake Cake    princess cupcake cake

The Princess Dress Cupcake Cake is a perfect dessert for a baby shower or little girl’s birthday party.  You will need thirty five cupcakes to construct the dress as shown.   The cake flavour is tangy lemon while the frosting is creamy coconut.  Together the flavours complement each other and I’m sure you’ll agree that its worth spending the extra ten minutes to get that fresh home baked taste, so put away your cake mixes!


For the cake:

  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Grated rind of one lemon
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 4 cups of white flour

For the frosting:

  • 1 cup butter at room temperature
  • six cups of icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut extract
  • 1/8 cup of milk
  • food colouring as required

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Princess Dress Cupcake Cake:

  • add butter and sugar to stand mixer and blend on medium for three minutes
  • add all eggs and beat until creamy
  • add in vanilla
  • scrape sides of bowl down and continue mixing until fluffy
  • add in juice of one lemon and baking soda and continue to beat
  • add the baking powder to the flour and begin alternating the flour and milk to the batter
  • Let beat for a few more minutes until well incorporated
  • Add in the lemon rind and mix well
  • Fill 35 muffin cups and bake in muffin pan at 350 deg F for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool well on wire rack

For the frosting:

  • Add butter into bowl of a stand mixer along with coconut extract and 1 cup of confectioners sugar
  • Alternate the milk and icing sugar until well incorporated
  • Do a slump test with a knife. If knife stands up in the frosting, it is too thick.  If so, then thin with a little more milk
  • Add the food colouring to desired colour
  • Set aside

Arrange the cupcakes on a cake boards starting at the bottom.


Crumb coat the cupcakes one at a time and fill in the spaces between them with icing so that no gaps are present.  Put in refrigerator for 15 minutes or however long it takes to crisp up the icing and make it dry to the touch.

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Remove from refrigerator and frost the perimeter of the dress with a #4 Wilton rose petal nib in a zigzag fashion, (ie with skinny end of the nib facing upward).  Continue this pattern in strips across the entire cake.  I find it best to work from the bottom to the top.

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Before the frosting is dry, add a bead of frosting on the cake board adjacent to where the rhinestone belt will be placed.  “glue” the belt down with icing.  Add sugar sparkles or candy pearls for decoration.  Place a rhinestone tiara and wand onto the cake in desired location.

Impress your friends with this easy to make Princess Dress Cupcake Cake

princess dress cupcake cake


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