Sunday, May 19, 2013

A Baby Shower & My Favorite Frosting Recipe

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It must be that time of year, adorable baby shower time! This time It's a Girl    The theme colors were purple and white. I love doing treats in my favorite color, purple. For this particular order, my wonderful boyfriend helped to put together an adorable set of cupcake toppers. I even got him to whip out the glue and sticks and actually assemble, hehe. I'm spoiled and he's THE best! 

For these cupcakes, we went with a classic vanilla bean cupcake with my favorite cream cheese frosting. And speaking of my favorite cream cheese frosting, I realized that I have never shared it with you guys. So guess what that means?! Sharing is caring, recipe below.

Cream Cheese Frosting, adapted from Glorious Treats

8 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup Butter, cold but slightly softened
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp. Butter Vanilla Emulsion
4-5 cups Powdered Sugar, sifted

(1) Place softened butter and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Whip together until fully incorporated and smooth, about 1 minute.

(2) Add vanilla extract and 3 cups of sifted powdered sugar. Mix on low until combined. Slowly add additional powdered sugar until you reach desired consistency.

I prefer a thicker frosting for best piping results, but everybody sings to their own tune in this category. I have found that the butter vanilla emulsion really adds that extra richness and really makes the whole kitchen smell amazing as the mixer whips up the frosting. It really hits your nose and just makes you want to dive in the mixing bowl, yummy! Give this recipe a try and I swear, you will never use another frosting recipe again.

Happy Baking!

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