How to Make Lovely Princess Hat Cupcakes

Birthday parties are the best!  But not when you have to stress about them.  Today we are partnering with Betty Crocker to have the birthday that our princesses will remember for a lifetime!

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What a lovely princess hat!

Cool facts about betty crocker and our partnership

Betty Crocker makes it easy, they have a party planner, to-do list, to help you get prepared for the event. They have printable cutouts if you are making a sheet cake. Love the idea of using the cutouts to do sandwiches too!! There are invitations to print, even little thank you notes you can include with your favor bags. They thought of everything!

I love the simplicity of the Betty Crocker cake mixes – and their party planning website is unbeatable. If you are looking for inspiration they also have a book of Birthday Theme ideas.

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Here’s what you’ll need to make some lovely princess hats!

Supplies You’ll Need for your Cupcake Hats

  • Two boxes of Betty Crocker cake mix (we chose chocolate and vanilla, but I bet strawberry and vanilla would have been fun too!)
  • Aluminum Foil – Lots of it
  • Snow Cone Cups
  • Muffin tin
  • Two containers of Frosting
  • Candies to embellish
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Let’s get to work!

How to make lovely princess hats

Step 1

To make our cupcakes we created snakes with aluminum foil and rolled the foil around our muffin tin holes.  Inside these “nests” we put our snow cone liners.  These helped keep the batter upright inside the cones.

Step 2

Make your cake mix according to the instructions and then spoon the batter into the cups. We alternated colors for a swirl effect. Be sure to leave an inch or so of space so that the cupcake batter doesn’t overflow the cones as it bakes. My daughter wanted a “zebra” cake – yummy!

Step 3

Bake the cupcakes as directed on the box. After the cupcakes have cooled, carefully unravel the cup liners. If your hat is wobbly with the domed cake on the bottom, cut it flat so the hat stands up straight.

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Prepare the icing and decorations!

Step 4

Fill a ziplock bag with your icing. If you are doing this as an activity at the party, be sure to have a bag of icing for each child.  Cut the tip off one of the corners and help your kids gently squeeze the icing over their hats.

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I think she looks like a happy princess!!

Step 5

Then the attending princesses can decorate their hats with candy as embellishments.

Yield: 8 cupcakes

How to Make Princess Hat Cupcakes

Princess Hat Cupcakes

Have a fun activity on your little princess' birthday party when you let them make these lovely princess hat cupcakes. You'll find happier princesses at the party for sure!

Prep Time 25 minutes
Active Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Two boxes of Betty Crocker cake mix
  • Aluminum Foil – Lots of it
  • Snow Cone Cups
  • Muffin tin
  • Two containers of Frosting
  • Candies to embellish

Tools

  • oven

Instructions

  1. Make snakes out of tin foil and roll them around the muffin holes.
  2. Put the snow cone liners inside the foils to help keep the cake batter upright while baking.
  3. Make your cake mix according to the instructions and then spoon the batter into the cups. Don't overfill!
  4. Bake the cupcakes as directed on the box.  After the cupcakes have cooled, carefully unravel the cup liners.  If your hat is wobbly with the domed cake on the bottom, cut it flat so the hat stands up straight.
  5. Fill a ziplock bag with your icing, then cut the tip off one of the corners and help your kids gently squeeze the icing over their hats.
  6. Let the princesses put decorations on their hat cupcakes and have a great time!

Try another cute party activity for the kids!

Have you tried doing this lovely princess hat cake activity for your little girl’s party? how did the kids love it?

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