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!