Tuesday, August 24, 2010

I know.. I've gone cupcake crazy

But... I have one more to show you! During all the birthday mania this last week or so, I threw this one into the mix, because I know britney wanted chocolate frosting, and I know she loves junior mints :)



Also, I made up a simple chocolate buttercream recipe.

the easy choco buttercream:
1/2 c. butter
1/2 c. shortening
1/2 c. cocoa powder
2 c. powdered sugar
1 t. vanilla
1-3 T. milk

Cream the butter and shortening in a mixer. Add the cocoa powder and mix until the lumps have completely smoothed out. Add the powdered sugar and mix completely. The mix will be dry, but continue to mix to ensure that the powdered sugar and butter mixture are combined (make sure to scrap down the edges). Add the vanilla and 1 Tablespoon of milk. Mix thoroughly. Continue adding milk a Tablespoon at a time until the desired texture is reached.
Keep refrigerated until about an hour before use. If it's too warm it won't hold a form, if it's too firm it makes it more difficult to pipe.
Use sprinkles and candy to decorate!
(I'm sorry if this recipe doesn't turn out perfect. I don't always keep track of what I'm putting in a mixing bowl! Just taste test along the way and you'll be fine.)

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  1. Hayırlı sabahlar. Ellerinize sağlık. Çok güzel ve leziz görünüyor.


  2. You always make the PRETTIEST cupcakes! Seriously, they belong in a cute little bakery or something. I keep putting all of them on my list of stuff to make, but I am setting myself up for disappointment since they will never be as pretty as yours!

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  4. Kristine! You just gave me a great idea. Lots of people ask for how I frost and decorate cupcakes/cakes, and yes a lot of it has to do with practice, but alot has to do with the tools and have had the chance to see someone do it. Next time I'll take a few pics of the process :) Of course, thanks so much for the compliment :)