Cupcakes, The Friendliest Treat!

Cupcakes are perfect for any occasion. They are the right size for kids to enjoy a sweet treat. I’ve made lots of cupcakes during Naomi’s year at Kindergarten and just recently for her birthday.

After a long process of trial and error with other recipes, I was excited to find Pioneer Woman’s Irish Hills Cupcakes recipe. I was happy with the results; all credit goes to her. With each bite, you’ll experience a fluffy texture with a smooth vanilla flavor. Let’s not forget a hint of butter, too. Make a dozen or two for a friend or loved one. They are the friendliest treat.

Fluffy Yellow Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you would like to use my frosting recipe, it’s below the picture. It has a stiffer consistency for piping with a Wilton 1M Star tip.

Naomi’s Student of the Month Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 package (8 Ounce) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons of Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 3 3/4 cups Powdered Sugar, Sifted
  • 1 1/2  teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  •  Any Gel Food Coloring

Mix together the cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar until smooth. Add the vanilla and any color of gel food coloring. Keep mixing until well combined with a smooth and fluffy consistency. Refrigerate if not serving immediately, as icing will be soft.

Before icing the cupcakes, be sure to allow them to cool completely. Place your mixing bowl in the refrigerator a few minutes before using it. This prevents the butter making the frosting runny.

Naomi’s Peter Rabbit-themed Birthday Cupcakes

Yellow Cake Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar, sifted
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3-4 tablespoons Milk
  • Any Gel Food Coloring

Mix together butter, powdered sugar and salt until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla extract and desired gel food coloring. Add a tablespoon of milk at a time until reaching the right consistency. Continue to mix for a more whipped, fluffy texture.

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