Monday, August 25, 2008

Cream Cheese Frosting

My cousin loves red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Since I didn't have a whole lot of time on my hands to make her that favorite dessert of hers for her birthday I opted for a boxed red velvet cake mix even though I have a recipe that I have made before. I figured that since I was taking the easy way out with the cake mix I should make the frosting from scratch. It was super easy ... I only use 4 ingredients and if you have a mixer it comes together in a flash.

  • 1 stick butter, softened

  • 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened

  • 1 1/4 lb. powdered sugar

  • 1 tsp. vanilla

After combining all the ingredients and letting it mix for a few minutes to incorporate and become light and fluffy, I put some plastic wrap over it and threw it in the fridge for 20 minutes to chill it a bit since I was going to be using this striping technique I learned to color the frosting.

I used a piping bag with the 1M tip and red, blue, and yellow food coloring gels from Wilton to create the striping.

I think she really ended up liking them and I think I will make them this Halloween with some orange food coloring and chocolate cupcakes (hopefully from scratch)!


Stephanie said...

Those look so cute! I love the striping technique

Colleen said...

these are so pretty!