Monday, February 9, 2009

valentine cuppycakes

For a little family activity tonight we decorated cuppycakes. I used the same recipe for my chocolate cake but did it for vanilla (using vanilla pudding, obviously) and I halved it. I used the big cupcake tin (has anyone ever bought the big tin cupcake liners? if you have tell me where!) Nothing is more appetizing that seeing a huge cupcake! I make a basic butter cream frosting,
2 sticks butter softened
1 bag powdered sugar
1 T vanilla (don't use dark vanilla or it makes you white frosting poopy color, use clear vanilla)
approx 2/3 c milk
pinch of salt
 Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, slowly add powdered sugar to the butter, add vanilla, now slowly add milk until the frosting is the desired consistency.
Use the gel food coloring instead of the liquid stuff, often they sell it over by the crafts (like at wall mart for instance) instead of the food section.
Kids had a blast, we delivered some to the neighbors, and they tasted good! I could only eat about a third of one, so it will make good breakfast tomorrow morning!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Hi Natalie. I realize that we haven't seen each other since high school, but I read your blog all the time, and your recipies are great. I just bought the big cupcake liners at Harmons in Draper, but I have also bought them at Gygi in Salt Lake.