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Rock City High School Dance Cupcakes

by Nick Makrides
Rock City High School Dance Cupcakes

Rock City High School Dance Cupcakes. That is right! My favorite Lady Gaga song is Marry The Night. Hands down, her best song. This cupcake, along with many others on this site, is yet ANOTHER gaga cupcake lol. It’s rock, glamour, neon, 80’s all rolled into one!

What does Rock City High School Dance Cupcake taste like?

These Strawberry flavored vanilla cupcakes topped with striped bumblebee American Buttercream Frosting and royal icing decorations.

My favorite thing…

Rock City High School Dance Cupcakes. Think about it! About this dessert is how it perfectly expresses how this song makes me feel. Doesn’t this cupcake just make you feel like dancing the night away in leather you probably needed to be sewn into while things explode around you in the night rain?

Just me then…?

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Rock City High School Dance Cupcakes

Rock City High School Dance Cupcakes

Serves 20

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 1 hr
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert, American
Cuisine: American



  • 3 1/2 cups plain all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups caster superfine sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups full-cream whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp Greek yoghurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 tsp strawberry flavouring
  • 2 drops pink food gel


  • 2 egg whites pasteurized
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 drops pink food gel
  • 2 drops blue food gel


  • 1/2 batch vanilla Swiss meringue buttercream
  • 1/2 batch chocolate flavoured swiss meringue buttercream + 2 tbsp food safe activated charcoal powder or 4 drops black food gel


  • 2 batches American buttercream frosting or Swiss meringue buttercream frosting



  • To make the royal icing decorations, add the egg whites and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Use a hand mixer and mix on low speed until well combined.
  • Split into two bowls and colour one blue using blue food gel and the other pink. Mix until well combined.
  • Place the two coloured mixtures into two separate piping bags fitted with a Wilton #4 round piping tip.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and pipe little blobs of the pink mixture. Pie little lightning bolts using the blue mixture.


  • Preheat a fan-forced oven to 140°C (275°F) or a conventional oven to 160°C (320°F). Line two cupcake tins with the cupcake liners.
  • Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixing bowl and mix with a hand mixer until well combined.
  • Next, add the softened butter and mix on low speed until the mixture reaches a crumbly, sand-like texture.
  • Add the eggs, milk, oil, yoghurt, strawberry flavouring, pink food gel and vanilla, and mix on low speed until all the dry ingredients are incorporated. Scrape down the side of the bowl and mix for a final 20 seconds.
  • Fill each liner three-quarters of the way. Using an ice-cream scoop to transfer the batter to the cupcake liners makes this a quick and easy process, and ensures each liner contains exactly the same amount of batter and that the cupcakes will bake evenly. Bake for 40–50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  • Fit the end of two piping bags with a Wilton 1m piping tip and frosting alternating swirls of the yellow and black food gel.
  • Finish by placing the decorations around each cupcake.


Cupcakes can be stored in an airtight container for up to three days.


Calories : 240kcal
Carbonhydrates: 35g
Protein: 3g
Fat: 10g
Saturated Fat: 7g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 12mg
Sodium: 129mg
Potassium : 30mg
Fiber: 1g
Sugar : 18g
Vitamin A: 143IU
Calcium: 42mg
Iron: 1mg
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