Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Symetrical Cupcakes & the BEST Frosting from scratch

Another long weekend. Only one more to go before the insanity ends.

This past weekend our dear friends came to visit from Cali.
Oh how we miss them and didnt want them to leave!

Friday was their daughter's first birthday and Sunday was Daddy's bday.
We hung out by the pool, grilled kalbi (korean short ribs) played with the kiddos and I made cupcakes... with homemade frosting :-)

I got the recepie from P-dub, one of my favorite places to get new recepies, and she calls this
I just have to say right now... I HAVE to Agree!!!

I started with just a regular box of devil's food cake mix.

I dispise randomly sized cupcakes. They drive me insane.
My trick is to use an ice cream scooper...

And you always are left with just the right amout of batter not to waste any and just enought to lick the bowl.

They're looking pretty symetrical to me.

Ok, now for the good stuff. The frosting. I am not a frosting person.
I usually scrape all the frosting off and only eat cake.
Frosting is usually too sweet, got a weird texture or has a bitter after taste to me.
This frosting however, will leave you wanting more!

So here is the recepie.

Start with milk and flour, yes flour.
I had to read it a few times as well thinking why would someone use flour in a frosting recepie?
Just trust me on this one.

Add a cup of milk to 5 tbsp of flour and cook on the stove until thick, very thick.

Once its completely cooled add 1 tsp of vanilla and mix well.

In another bowl beat 1 cup of butter with 1 cup of sugar with a mixer.
Hey I said the frosting was good not good for you.

Then add the flour mixture and mix well.
My mixture looks pink because I used some left over sugar that I tinted with food coloring left over from another dessert I made. It turned out just fine so I'm assuming if you want colored frosting now is the time to add the color. I wouldnt add too much though because I think the food coloring makes that bitter taste.
I'm just saying I dont know for sure so dont quote me on that.

There it is. Its kind of a whipped butter texture.
Now I have no tips or tricks on how to spread frosting so I just plop a glob on the top.

And spread it to the edges with a butter knife. It doesnt have to look that pretty right?
We're only gonna rip into it anyway.

Ok so here goes nothing time to taste it.

Ohh My!
This really is the BEST frosting ever.
I'm eating it and I can't believe I actually made this!
I did this!

My hubs who does not eat cake and does not like frosting either said it was good.
He's a really tough one to impress too.

Dont just take my word for it you MUST make these you MUST!

I will never buy tub frosting again!

I am so gonna be the neighborhood fav mom ;-) hehehe

ps. try the frosting refridgerated too, gives it a really cool texture


blesid said...

Oh my goodness, I can't wait to try this out! FLOUR?!? I had to read that a few times. But it only makes me want to try it more! My daughter never eats frosting and says she hates cupcakes because of too sweet frosting. She will be my guinea pig... and I bet she will love this! Thanks so much for sharing! XO jules

Meddie said...

That looks so yummy! I hope we get to try some when we come over to visit ;)

Meg said...

Oh yum. This looks delicious! I'm bookmarking it!

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YUM ! These look awesome!


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