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5.28.2012

Funfetti Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream ~The Secret Recipe Club~



The Secret Recipe is always fun... But I find it especially fun when your assignment is someone you adore!

Last month Casey from Beautiful Disasters was assigned my blog. She made my Extra Cinnamon Pull Apart Bubble Bread... Her post was so flattering and sweet.

The more I looked around on her blog the more I grew to like her. She's in teenager... and she is amazing! OH and she says she likes bologna... she and I are friends already! Seriously every time I see a new blog run by a teen I'm blown away. I didn't cook for fun at her age... my idea of fun was getting into trouble with my friends... I definitely wasn't baking cakes.

I was so pleased to get the chance to go through her recipes and pick something fun to make this month as my assignment.

I new when I started looking at her blog that I had to choose a cupcake... because of this weeks cupcake madness.... if you recall from yesterday's post I was in charge of baking 96 cupcakes for Owen's preschool graduation.



When I saw Funfetti Cupcakes.... I didn't feel the need to look any further. Funfetti is always a hit with kiddos!



For the Funfetti Cupcake Recipe Click HERE.  The only changes I made... I doubled it! Casey adapted her recipe from Smockity Frocks click here for the recipe (ingredients are doubled Casey's)

Two Tone Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

Ingredients:

1 cup of room temperature unsalted butter
2 tbs of cream
1 tbs of vanilla extract
4-5 cups of powdered sugar
Pinch of salt
3-4 drops blue food coloring
2-3 drops red food coloring


Directions:


In you electric mixer cream butter, cream, vanilla and salt together. On medium speed mix in sugar 1 cup at a time until it is at your desired consistency.
 

I wanted a stiff pipeable frosting so I used 4 1/2 cups. To make it look extra fun.... I decided to do a two tone frosting... I split the batch in half and colored one blue and one pink... Fill half of your pastry bag with one color and the other half with the next. The colors should be side by side... not on top of each other.



Pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

The second I did this.... I was wishing I had cotton candy flavoring instead of vanilla.... Don't they remind you of cotton candy???



Oh well next time!

As you can see.... they were a hit with the little girls in my son's class!

This was the closest pic I got to the inside of the cake LOL... it was full of pretty colorful spots! I wish I had a chance to photograph before the preschoolers wreaked havoc on my cakes!

 The cupcakes were perfectly moist, fun, and colorful. I will be sure to use Casey's cake recipe again in the future... because we all need a little funfetti in our lives!







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44 comments:

  1. Good Morning! These look so yummy!!!!! I love cupcakes. I had your blog this month and made your Strawberry Lemon Cookie bars...Oh My goodness...they are a dream!!! Thanks for such a wonderful recipe! Have a great day today.

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    1. Hi Kirstin! Thanks so much, glad you liked them... they are one of my favorites!!

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  2. These are so pretty, look really yummy and I just love those swirls! I am a cupcake addict - perfect!

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  3. Hey hey, look at that shmancy food styling! These are beautiful :)

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    1. hahaha... I need to get better with props and such.

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  4. Those cupcakes are beautiful!! I wish I was better at piping frosting on cupcakes because the two tone effect is marvelous! Great job! :)

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    1. Aww thanks. I'm not pro... cupcakes are new to me. I'm a little frosting challenged!

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  5. Yum!! These cupcakes sound fantastic and look SO pretty! I just want to lick my computer screen :)

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  6. Just say the word "Funfetti" and I am there. (visiting from Group D)

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    1. Same here!! Love anything loaded with sprinkles!

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  7. I just love all everything you bake! You make it so fun. These are so pretty! :) Great choice for SRC!

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  8. the two-toned frosting is just gorgeous + I love funfetti anything. NOM!

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  9. I Can definitely understand why you chose those cupcakes! They are really amazing, great photos!

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  10. Your frosting looks fantastic - love how these look!

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  11. Aw!! So funny that you got my blog right after I got yours!! Thanks for all the kind words, your cupcakes look ah-mazing :) Love how you did the frosting!

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    1. Thanks for the great recipe!!! So glad I was assigned yours after the post you did last month <3

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  12. The frosting color is wonderful with the swirl! Perfect for rainbow cupcakes.

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    1. It was fun for a rainbow filled cupcake! Perhaps next time I do more colors and make it rainbow frosting as well?

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  13. These look so fun! Perfect fr a partyy!

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  14. Sprinkles added to anything makes it so much better! And then you swirled the frosting...LOVE it!!! I'm sure the kids went wild over all your cupcakes!!!

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    1. Anything swirly and sprinkle filled is fun! Thanks Jocelyn!

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  15. These are super cute and fun and I love the two tone icing!! I'm not surprised the kids loved them :)

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  16. Ohhhhhh...my kids would love these! Love how you piped the frosting...very pretty!

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    1. Thanks!!! Your kids would love them I'm sure... big hit with mine!

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  17. This is gorgeous!! I love the two tone frosting, so pretty!

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  18. The two tone frosting looks gorgeous, Carrie! And funfetti just makes everything perfect. Lovely cupcakes. :)

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  19. Wow, that two-tone frosting is absolutely gorgeous!

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  20. These are so pretty! And I absolutely love funfetti cupcakes!

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  21. That frosting is truly amazing! Wonderful job!

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  22. I think Funfetti is just fun to say! And those gorgeous cupcakes are well....gorgeous!!!! Hugs, Terra

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