One of my girlfriend is getting married this fall. If you want to read all about her plans for an AMAZING wedding, check out her blog: First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage.
I was in charge of desserts for the shower…shocker, I know. Cupcakes are so popular right now, but personally I think they are a little awkward to eat. Sometimes they are top heavy, it’s hard to get the yummy icing in every bite. And really, the icing is what’s important.
I decided on mini cupcakes as the perfect little finger food treat. The cake is just from a box, although I substituted applesauce for oil. The applesauce hardly changes the taste, but it saves on calories so I used butter cream frosting. Gotta balance out the calories and fat, you know.
One cake box makes 75 minis and I wanted vanilla and chocolate. I enlisted a friend to help me frost 150 mini cupcakes while I made 60 mini cheesecakes. Let’s just say there were loads left over and my kids were delighted that I came home with some to share.
I absolutely adore the petiteness of these little cuties. I’ll definitely be making these again for parties.
Do you make your own frosting or use tubs? To be honest, I have a couple tubs in my pantry for “emergency frostings”, but homemade butter cream frosting is super easy to make and the taste is worth the extra 5 minutes!
2 pounds of confectionery sugar
2 sticks of butter
1/2 cup of milk
1 or 2 Tbs of vanilla.
Yes, I know that’s like 4 pounds of frosting. Even worse, we ran out and I had to borrow 2 sticks of butter from my neighbor to make 4 MORE POUNDS OF BUTTER CREAM. I’m not going to be stepping on my scale anytime soon!