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Minecraft Sword Pull Apart Cupcake Cake | JavaCupcake

Minecraft Sword Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

Betsy Eves


Crustable Buttercream

  • ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ¼ cup shortening I used Crisco
  • 1 lb powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • gel food coloring
  • 2-3 Tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder



  • In your stand mixer, whip together the butter and shortening until combined.
  • Add the vanilla, salt, and powdered sugar and mix until incorporated.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl and add the heavy cream. Whip until smooth.
  • If the frosting is too thick, add 1 Tbsp more cream until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Whip on high for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  • Reserve half the frosting for the brown and set aside.
  • Add a SMALL amount of blue gel coloring to the remaining white and whip until combined.
  • Decorating the 6 light blue cupcakes.
  • Add more gel coloring until you get a deep dark turquoise blue and whip until combined. Let the color sit in the frosting for 5-10 minutes before piping, it will turn deep and dark in color.

Brown cupcakes

  • Add 2-3 Tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder to the reserved frosting and whip until combined.
  • If the frosting is too stiff, add a small splash of heavy cream to slightly loosen.
  • Allow the frosting to set for 5 minutes to deepen in color.