Saturday, January 8, 2011

Just because it's fun

So amidst all my running around trying to get ready to go to DC I decided to leave my parents and sister with a treat before my departure.

I actually agonized over what to make. Do I do something with chocolate? Should I just make the good old standard chocolate chip cookies? Cup Cakes? And then it came to me.

My own funfetti cupcakes! What better way to say goodbye with a little bit of fun.

I realize I make a lot of cake, especially recently but I would have to say that cake really is one of my favorite things and lucky for me cupcakes are super trendy
in the baking world.

I used this recipe again, I know its a bit of a rerun but I am more partial to vanilla than chocolate cake. And I decided to make mini cup cakes, because they are cute but to be honest it was also because I only had mini cupcake liners.

But this time I made vanilla buttercream which I mixed with multicolored sprinkles to make it funfetti!

fluffy buttercream

funfetti! They looked pretty cute

I got so into the baking process that I decided to use my new pastry bags and tips and play around with the icing.

I haven't mastered it quite yet but I will get there!

And then I tried some new things on the cupcakes
* I ran out of sprinkles

But when all was said and done and the massive amount of dishes cleaned I know that my family will have some cup cakes when I leave whether they really wanted them or not.

I may or may not have had 3 or 4 cupcakes right after decorating.

Buttercream recipe:

1 stick of butter (room temp)

1/2 box of confectioners sugar

splash of milk

Mix the butter and sugar together and taste to see how sweet you want the icing to be

Then add milk slowly to get the desired icing


  1. they look delicious!! one of my all time favorite things to do is to bake cookies inside cupcake or minimuffin creates a delicious cookie that stays pretty moist and chewy....yum! can't wait to see more of your decorating skills at work!!! good luck with the big move! :D love you!

  2. Is that the apron that you were wanting from anthropologie? The cupcakes look so yummy. Please come bake for me!


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