Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Cupcake (Obsession?)

I <3 Cupcakes and have been slightly obsessed with the little boogers recently. This post is all about various cupcake adventures that have happened over the past month.

The felt plushie ornaments from our 12/14 post have evolved into....you guessed it......CUPCAKES! They come in a variety of "flavors" and all have different personalities. More photos to come!

For New Year's Eve I experimented with Strawberry & Champagne Cupcakes. I promised my roommate that I'd share the frosting recipe here. It can be found at the end of this post. My vision was to create a vanilla cake, stuffed with a champagne filling, topped off with fresh strawberry frosting. Unfortunately the cake was dry, the filling was too custard like, BUT the frosting: OH-SO-Fabulous.

After that I felt the need to try some new recipes (as well as something to keep me on track this year), so I ordered myself a Cupcake-A-Day recipe desk calendar. Hopefully some of those will be more successful!

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream Frosting
2 sticks (1 cup) butter soft-ened
1/2 jar (3-4oz) marshmallow cream (such as Marshmallow Fluff or Creme)
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
6-7 strawberries, with the stems removed

Beat butter in a medium bowl with mixer on medium speed until creamy.
Beat in marshmallow cream.
When well blended, beat in confectioners' sugar and vanilla.
Blend in sliced strawberries.
Add a little more confectioners’ sugar as needed to achieve the texture you'd like.
Increase speed to high and beat 3 to 4 minutes until fluffy.

1 comment:

J. I. Vargas said...

You know i love you! thanks for the recipe~