Saturday, March 12, 2011

Frosting, Frosting, Frosting

I spent the day in the kitchen with my kids today. We watched several tutorials this morning before we got started and found some super cute cup-cake and cake frosting ideas.

This flower is made by cutting mini-marshmallows on the diagonal, dipping the cut side into colored sugar, and building them into a base on the cupcake.
This sunflower is made by frosting the cupcake with a green frosting base, then topping it with an oreo, then building a flower around it, and accenting it with a m&m candy ladybug.

This cake has a buttercream frosting, and is decorated with flowers we made from Royal Icing earlier in the day.

Here are the frosting recipes we used and liked

Royal Icing
2 T. fresh lemon juice
2 eggwhites
4 c. powdered (confectioner's) sugar

Combine egg whites and lemon juice in mixer.  Slowly add powdered sugar - adjusting amount depending on stiffness desired.

Decorator's Butter Cream frosting
1/2 c. vegetable shortening
1/2 c. butter (1 stick)
4 c. powdered (confectioner's) sugar
2 T. milk
1 t. vanilla

Cream shortening and butter together.  Mix in vanilla.  Slowly add in powdered sugar, then add milk or additional powdered sugar as needed.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! MaryAnne, those look amazing! You could make a business with you and your little cooks selling those things! They need a gourmet cupcake shop for all those rich people throwing birthday parties in Vail and Beaver creek!