In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, beat the softened butter, sugar and vanilla extract until creamy. Pour in the eggs and mix well.
Mix in dry ingredients in 2 batches, alternating with milk.
Fold in the pretty blue and pink sprinkles. Mix all ingredients until well combined.
Place white-colored cupcake liners in the 12-cup cupcake pan and fill the cupcake tins about ⅓ full of batter.
Bake for 25 minutes. Check with a toothpick to see if the cake part is baked through. When the cupcakes come out of the oven, let them cool completely.
To make the icing:
Beat the butter, salt, and powdered sugar on low until it’s all combined. Add vanilla extract and beat on medium-high speed until creamy. About 3 minutes. Beat in milk on medium-high speed for 1 minute, or until fluffy.
Place ½ cup of the plain icing in a small bowl. Stir in a small amount of blue or pink gel food coloring until the icing is the desired color.
Keep your cupcakes in the pan and cut a small hole on the top of the cupcake, right in the center. This will be filled with blue or pink icing. I used a Wilton 1A icing tip to punch a hole.
Fill the hole with the icing and place the portion of the cutout cupcake back over the top.
Pipe plain icing on top and decorate with sprinkles before serving.
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A large cookie scoop will help divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners.
Be sure to let cupcakes cool completely before taking steps to add the filling.