095d4-img_5879

As you probably noticed, I am on a cupcake baking frenzy. Yes I am indeed in love with baking cupcakes. They are just so fun to make! I love the infinite amount of flavour combinations they can have. I love picking out cupcake liners to match the colour of the icing. I also love frosting cupcakes with cool shaped tips.

Of all the cupcakes I made so far, I am ashamed to admit that this is the first time I made buttercream frosting. Buttercream frosting is amazing. It pipes so much easier than cream cheese frosting. You don’t have to worry about it melting so the frosted cupcakes can be left at room temperature for up to two days!

These cupcakes are for a one-year-old baby girl’s birthday party. Pink and green were chosen because that was the colour scheme of the party. The pink buttercream frosting was flavoured with strawberry jam and the green one was just classic vanilla buttercream with green food colouring. I was thinking of making the green one mint flavoured but the family was not a big fan of chocolate and mint. I don’t blame them though, I am not a big fan of chocolate and mint myself ^^”.

e03c7-img_5886_01

Chocolate cupcakes (same batter recipe as the one for Chocolate salted caramel cupcakes)

Pink Strawberry Jam Buttercream Icing (Recipe from Your cup of cake)
(Icing enough for about 12 cupcakes)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3-1/2 cup strawberry jam or jelly (seedless, or strain it)
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons milk or heavy cream if needed red food colouring (optional)

Directions:

  1. Beat butter until lightened in color.
  2. Strain jam or jelly to make smooth. You will need to push it through with a spoon and be patient!
  3. Add jam/jelly to butter and mix well.
  4. Add in powdered sugar until you reach the desired taste.  You can also add some vanilla extract or milk if you need to.
  5. Add a few drops of food colouring if you want your icing to be pinker.

Green Vanilla Buttercream Icing (Recipe from Joy of Baking)
(Icing enough for about 12 cupcakes)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla
2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream green
food colouring (optional)

Directions:

  1. In an electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, cream the butter until smooth and well blended.
  2. Add the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  3. Add the milk and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add a little more milk or sugar, if needed.
  4. Tint the frosting with desired food color.

Leave a Reply