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Show Me Your Frosting!


I've got a *serious* case of the cupcakes today, which is a bit strange for me, as I have practically NO sweet tooth to speak of. I've been daydreaming of fluffy little cake bites, wrapped in delicate paper cups and capped with a ginormous swirl of gooey frosting...
Image courtesy of Pumpkins and Fairy Dust


I know I live in the Land of the 'Cuppycake' (as one of my favorite Twitter peeps Blair awesomely refers to them), where there is a Magnolia Bakery and a Crumbs within lazy girl bus riding walking distance of my apartment. However, the whole $2.50 a pop pricing scheme doesn't actually fit into my recession chic budget. Thus, In order to get my sugar fix I'm going to go the "I Mix Sh*t" route.
I would *love* to know what your favorite go-to frosting recipe is, for just such an impromptu baking session? I'm a plain Jane vanilla cake girl myself, but am partial to any and all frosting options... Please let me know what curbs your cupcake sweet tooth/makes you feel like a hostess with the mostess!
xoxo,
Lulu
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theheirtoblair.com said...

CUPPYCAKES!!

I'm a fan of cream cheese frosting. I think it's just a stick of butter, a thing of cream cheese, pound of sugar or so, tsp of vanilla...the usual.

I'll double-check it & tweet it to you later.

Ashley said...

Oh man--- do those look good!

mWm said...

i almost NEVER crave sweets...but when i do.... i crave cupcakes or the pioneer womans chocolate cake. for frosting i like homemade cream cheese or *shamefully* funfetti out da can. thereisaidit.
hope by the time i post this you've had your sweet treat :)

Banana Pancakes said...

I agree... cream cheese frosting on top of just plain old boxed red velvet is my fave. So funny that you posted about cupcakes, I was dying for one yesterday! (see fb status haha)

Pink Champagne said...

Cupcakes - yum! I'm a plain vanilla girl as well, and although I don't have any recipes at my fingertips, I do LOVE adornments on top of the frosting to add a little something extra. I have hinted a few times (or more) that I would love "diamond ring" cupcakes for my bridal shower!

Milltini said...

I hereby volunteer myself to be one of your tasting subjects, as I don't actually mix s%(& myself. Love, love!

The Waspy Redhead said...

My absolute favorite frosting is chocolate ganache! It's really easy to make.

Melt 16 oz semisweet chips into 16oz (2 cups) heavy cream. Pour into a large bowl and chill in the fridge for 25-30 mins. Using either an electric mixer or food processor, whip until light and creamy. The color will lighten significantly, but the flavor stays intensely chocolatey!

Here's a cake I frosted with this recipe: http://thewaspyredhead.com/?p=1425

Lucky in Love said...

My go to frosting is the Wilton Buttercream recipe. I make it for almost all of the cakes I bake (I decorate cakes kind of on the side....)

Here's the recipe:
http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Buttercream-Icing

NOTE: I make the thin consistency for icing cakes and cupcakes

But if chocolate is what you are after...try their chocolate recipe. It is FANTASTIC!

http://www.wilton.com/recipe/Chocolate-Buttercream-Icing

Have fun!

Kate said...

YAY for Mixin' Sh*t!!! And yay for CUPCAKES! I'm a cream cheese icing fan... Is there any better source than Paula Deen?

http://tinyurl.com/62sao7

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