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White Wedding Cake Cupcakes

[donotprint]White wedding cake cupcakes are simple to make but look so elegant

Today we’re celebrating someone very special. We’re celebrating Christina of Dessert for Two‘s upcoming wedding!! Surprise girl :)

I remember first “meeting” Christina. She found me on IG and her comment to me was, “I write a blog that’s called Dessert for Two. We should be friends.” and the rest was history. Seriously, y’all, if you don’t know Christina by now, you should know that she has one of the biggest hearts ever. She’s got so much love and she’s fierce. I love the country girl in her. She isn’t afraid to get dirty and has a killer talented blog. She’s marrying the man of her dreams soon and I only wish her the best. I hope you have years and years of happiness, bliss, and joy. I’m so lucky to call you a friend!

I felt that these white wedding cupcakes were very appropriate for this bridal shower ;) These cupcakes are so simple (really, you’ll be surprised what it took to make these) and they’re SUPER moist. It’s so easy to alter the buttercream, too, if you want to make it a color. I almost tried to do coral because it’s one of Christina’s wedding colors but I decided to keep it simple and elegant with the pearls.

Be sure to check out all the ladies who participated in Christina’s virtual bridal shower! Everyone brought such delicious goodies!!




White Wedding Cake Cupcakes

Yield: 3 dozen | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes


1 16.25 ounce box white cake mix

1 cup all purpose flour

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 tsp. salt

1 1/3 cup water

2 tbsp. vegetable oil

1 tsp. vanilla or almond extract (depending on what flavor you’re going for)

1 cup sour cream

4 large egg whites

For the buttercream:

6 cups powdered sugar

2 cups butter, room temperature

2 tsp. vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line muffin tins with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer whisk together cake mix, flour, sugar, and salt. Attach the paddle attachment then add the rest of the ingredients and beat together until well incorporated.
  3. Scoop batter using a large ice cream scoop and place in lined muffin tin. If you use a large ice cream scoop, you’ll only need 1 scoop of the batter in each cavity.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in middle of cupcake comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely.
  5. While the cupcakes cool, make the butter cream. Start by creaming the butter and powdered sugar together. Do this carefully so it doesn’t go everywhere. Slowly add the vanilla extract. Add the buttercream to a large piping bag fitted with your choice of piping tip.
  6. Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, pipe buttercream on top and immediately sprinkle candied pearls (or whatever decoration) on top.
  7. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.


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  1. 01/14/2013 at 7:18 am

    How pretty are these cupcakes?! These are the perfect choice and I so wish this was a real life party so I could taste them!

  2. 01/14/2013 at 7:34 am

    I love these cupcake! I made them a while ago and they are PERFECT! YOurs are beautiful!

  3. 01/14/2013 at 7:55 am

    Well, these look perfect!

  4. 01/14/2013 at 8:02 am

    Julie!!!! Thank you SO much! I’m full of happy tears over here! You are so kind! Thank you thank you!
    I’m so lucky and honored to have you as my blog friend.

    Love ya!
    xoxo x a million,

  5. 01/14/2013 at 8:25 am

    What an adorable idea to celebrate! All of these desserts sound like the perfect bridal shower treats.. And your cupcakes look so pretty! :)

  6. 01/14/2013 at 8:25 am

    This cupcakes are perfect for a bridal shower!!

  7. 01/14/2013 at 9:02 am

    So very gorgeous, Julie!

  8. 01/14/2013 at 9:19 am

    These are so beautiful!

  9. 01/14/2013 at 9:42 am

    LOVE these cupcakes and oh-so appropriate! Congrats to the bride-to-be!

  10. 01/14/2013 at 9:50 am

    I could use a dozen right now! Gorgeous, Julie! And happy bridal shower to Christina!

  11. 01/14/2013 at 10:01 am

    “it’s a great day for a WHITE WEDDINNGGG!!!!” That was necessary. Now, seriously, I LOVE LOVE LOVE wedding cake. I want to always eat it. Can I have 10 of these?

  12. 01/14/2013 at 10:04 am

    These are BEAUTIFUL, and what a great surprise gift!

  13. 01/14/2013 at 10:04 am

    Mmmm, white cake is my absolute favorite! These look amazing Julie – so elegant and perfect for a bridal shower!

  14. 01/14/2013 at 10:13 am

    So pretty!!! Love these, Julie!

  15. 01/14/2013 at 10:13 am

    These are so gorgeous and perfect!! I’ll take fourteen!! (a dozen is never enough, is it?)

  16. 01/14/2013 at 10:17 am

    Ohhh so swanky! These are just beautiful Julie and fabtastic for Christina’s bridal shower!

  17. 01/14/2013 at 10:27 am

    These are so pretty! I love the little pearls!

  18. Kay
    01/14/2013 at 10:46 am

    These are so pretty!!

  19. 01/14/2013 at 10:57 am

    these are gorgeous! your piping is perfect!

  20. 01/14/2013 at 10:59 am

    These are absolutely gorgeous! I love white cake and vanilla frosting…so underrated, don’t you think? Great idea for a virtual bridal shower :)

  21. 01/14/2013 at 11:19 am

    Your cupcakes look almost as sweet as this shower! Christina is really a wonderful girl (I love her blog too) and this is such a special surprise! Congrats to all you engaged gals :-) It’s almost as fun as being married!

  22. 01/14/2013 at 11:25 am

    Aw I love her blog. These cupcakes look amazing and I can’t wait to try them!!

  23. 01/14/2013 at 11:26 am

    Oh Julie, these cupcakes are perfect and GORGEOUS. I kind of wish you’d make these for me when I get married. Or just because, since I kind of need them in my life right now.

  24. 01/14/2013 at 11:36 am

    I use a similar recipe all the time, works like a charm!

  25. 01/14/2013 at 11:48 am

    I love how simple and elegant these cupcakes are! Perfection!

  26. 01/14/2013 at 12:07 pm

    So pretty and perfect for a bridal shower!

  27. 01/14/2013 at 12:43 pm

    Gorgeous!! I love the little pearls…such a sweet touch. :)

  28. 01/14/2013 at 1:04 pm

    Such pretty cupcakes, perfect for a bridal shower!

  29. 01/14/2013 at 1:13 pm

    What could be more perfect than White Wedding Cupcakes?! And yours look perfect! I remember when you were struggling with piping frosting and now your a complete pro!!!

  30. 01/14/2013 at 1:43 pm

    they look like perfection Julie! No doubt about it – the first dessert I’d grab off the tray at a shower. They are almost too beautiful and elegant to eat. *almost*

  31. 01/14/2013 at 2:34 pm

    Beautiful cupcakes!

  32. 01/14/2013 at 2:53 pm

    THese look so lovely!

  33. 01/14/2013 at 3:12 pm

    These are pretty much the wedding cupcakes of my dreams! So elegant!!

  34. 01/14/2013 at 4:00 pm

    Congratulations to Christina, she’s such a sweetheart and I know she and her (very) lucky man are going to be very happy together. Perfect cupcakes for this special occasion!

  35. 01/14/2013 at 4:04 pm

    I love how high you piled the frosting!! Cupcakes should always have at the very least equal portions so I’m loving that ;)

  36. 01/14/2013 at 4:16 pm

    What a great friend you are! These cupcakes look dreamy, I wish I had a couple right now.

  37. 01/14/2013 at 5:47 pm

    I love Christina! She was one of the first bloggers to reach out to me when I started my blog up! These cupcakes look perfect!

  38. 01/14/2013 at 6:44 pm

    Christina is one of the sweetest bloggers I have “met” These cupcakes are just gorgeous, and perfect for her shower!

  39. 01/14/2013 at 7:14 pm

    What a lovely idea! Your cupcakes sound (and look) delicious. Congrats to Christina!!

  40. 01/14/2013 at 7:35 pm

    I wanna cupcake!! Great treats for Christina :)

  41. 01/14/2013 at 9:38 pm

    So pretty! Congrats to Christina!

  42. 01/15/2013 at 9:40 am

    Julie these are the prettiest cupcakes I ever did see!

  43. 01/15/2013 at 10:46 am

    These cupcakes are gorgeous! I love that you all surprised your friend with this online bridal shower party – so sweet and we all get to see the delicious desserts :D yum.

  44. 01/15/2013 at 5:31 pm

    These are beautiful. I would love a cup of coffee and one of these cupcakes right about now for a quick pick me up!

  45. pearse
    01/15/2013 at 8:24 pm

    looks amazing. do u mind telling how u did the swirl and what tip u used?. thanks in advance

    • 01/15/2013 at 8:45 pm

      I used an extra large closed star tip similar to Wilton No. 30 tip.

  46. 01/15/2013 at 8:36 pm

    I love those pearl sprinkles! These are so pretty :)

  47. 01/15/2013 at 10:19 pm

    very cute cupcakes!

  48. 01/15/2013 at 10:58 pm

    LOVING the pearls. And the liners are just right for Christina. HAPPY WEDDING SHOWER DAY CHRISTINA!!

  49. 01/16/2013 at 5:11 am

    How cute! I’m baking cupcakes for my sister-in-law’s hens night on Saturday… you’ve given me some great decoration inspiration!

  50. 01/16/2013 at 10:49 am

    These cupcakes are absolutely gorgeous!!

  51. 01/16/2013 at 11:14 am

    Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous! These cupcakes look awesome. The frosting pops off the page and makes me want to stick my finger in it. Great website. Thanks for the inspiring photography.

  52. Nancy Hill
    01/17/2013 at 11:40 am

    The wedding cupcakes are very pretty. My fiance is determined that you can make a wedding cake out of cupcakes. I’m guessing you would just have the 3 tier form and place the cupcakes like yours on it in the place of cakes layers. Does this sound right to you?

    • 01/17/2013 at 11:43 am

      Yes, definitely! You can buy those 3 tiered cupcake holders or stands at most craft stores!

  53. Christi
    01/22/2013 at 1:06 pm

    I made these for my 22yr old daughters birthday. My mom asked me if I really made them. Everyone Loved them and it was very easy.
    There has been alot of recipes on here that I’ve tried and this is the first one that really turned out great!

  54. christi
    01/22/2013 at 1:08 pm

    I meant recipes I’ve tried off pinterest, not this specific person’s page. I try recipes on pinterest weekly and some are good and some dissapoint but this cake recipe was great!

    • 01/22/2013 at 1:58 pm

      Glad to hear it! :)

  55. Fran
    03/05/2013 at 10:28 pm

    How long do you generally mix for your batter for. Made similar cakes like this before and some you mixed for 2 minutes and some for 5 minutes.

    • 03/06/2013 at 7:39 am

      It really depends when it comes to baking how long you mix your batter for. I would just follow the instructions on how long to mix it. Generally speaking, I do anywhere from 2-7 minutes, all depending on the batter and type of cake/cupcake/muffin, etc.

  56. Vicki Donaldson
    03/17/2013 at 12:32 pm

    These look amazing!

  57. Deana
    03/23/2013 at 12:05 pm

    I am planning to make these for my baby shower actually and I’ve seen this same recipe with a 18.25 oz box white cake mix. Yours says 16.25 and in the store I was only able to find a 15.25 oz box (ugh). Should I decrease the amount of water or other wet ingredients because of this and if so, by how much?

    • 03/23/2013 at 3:12 pm

      No, you’ll be fine with you 15.25 box! :)

  58. 04/02/2013 at 1:38 am

    Lovely Cakes, I appreciate you took time to share it with all.

  59. Isha
    08/07/2013 at 2:29 pm

    I tried this recipe and loved the simplicity of it.Except my cupcakes didn’t rise as much and am wondering if I messed up somewhere. I did end up using super moist cake mix and wondering if I should stick with regular.

    • 08/07/2013 at 7:38 pm

      That could be one reason, but another could be the climate/humidity and also altitude.

  60. Mary
    04/01/2014 at 3:55 pm

    Would this recipe work if you substitute white cake mix with chocolate Devil’s food cake mix? I tried the white cake mix and it turned out to be the most amazing cupcakes I made! So I’m looking for a chocolate version. :)

    • Julie
      04/02/2014 at 8:24 am

      To be honest, I’m not sure because I’ve never done it before, but it should work out fine. I just can’t guarantee the results since I haven’t tried it before. If you do try it, let me know how it turns out!

  61. Kerri
    07/03/2014 at 11:54 pm

    I made the cupcakes and they taste fabulous, bu

  62. Kerri
    07/03/2014 at 11:57 pm

    Ok, trying this again!
    The cupcakes still have like, air pockets after cooking. How do I get rid of those?? Very tasty!!

    • Julie
      07/04/2014 at 9:18 am

      Try tapping the pan against the counter prior to baking to break up some of the air bubbles. You might be mixing too much so it’s creating more bubbles.


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