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:
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
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!