Tastespotting at Random #1: Decorated Cupcakes
Posted by Jeanne on December 16, 2010
Which are adorable… but it’s December. So I decided to take some (many) liberties and make something a bit more seasonally appropriate.
And given the fabulous weather we’ve been having this weekend, what better than snow?
Red Velvet Cupcakes, adapted from Martha’s recipe for red velvet cake
2.5 C cake flour, not self-rising
1 tsp salt
1.5 C sugar
1.5 C canola oil
2 large eggs
2 TB red food coloring
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C buttermilk
1.5 tsp baking soda
2 tsp white vinegar
0.5 lb. white confectionery coating
piping bag or ziplock baggie
Trace snowflakes onto parchment paper. Flip over and set inside a sheet pan.
Pipe snowflakes onto traced design; curse gratuitously that you suck at piping if you are me. Let dry in a cool spot until completely firm.
Cream Cheese Icing
8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
8 TB (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
2 C powdered sugar
1 TB vanilla extract
1 TB brandy
Beat all ingredients together until light and fluffy.
Ice cupcakes with cream cheese icing and place one snowflake on each cupcake.
Take very terrible picture.
Eat a cupcake and forget about what a crappy photographer you are. Maybe two cupcakes.