Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Buttercream frosting & some cake to go with it {Recipe}

I made these cupcakes and a fun batman cake for my little M's 3rd birthday party which was all about superheroes and I was getting a lot of compliments on the cake so I thought I would share my secrets with you. I love me some box cakes they are fast and easy and I am all about that, but I have found through trying different things for a while the best concoction to making them much more scrumptious and moist. Nothing like a moist cake! mmmm.

Ok so here is the secret you are going to follow the recipe on the back of the box but replace the oil with the same amount of butter {softened at room temperature} and replace the water with milk or buttermilk {I used 2%}. Then the same amount of eggs the box says. Then you are going to mix it all up, and bake as directed. I promise just those two easy replacements {of ingredients you have in your fridge anyway} will make your cakes and cupcakes so much better!

Oh man can I just say that funfetti cake batter is my weakness. My mouth is watering just looking at this and with the butter and milk it is pure heaven I tell ya.

Ok now that was easy peasy now onto Julie's homemade butter cream frosting. My mother in law, Julie, used to make wedding cakes and all sorts of birthday cake and she is so fabulous at it seriously I used to love when I was at her house when she was making them. So fun to watch. Anyway her buttercream frosting is so so yummy and it is what I make when I am making cupcakes so here ya go...enjoy:

-1/2 cup shortening
-1/2 cup margarine
-2/3 cup milk
-1 teaspoon vanilla {I actually put in more because I love vanilla}
-Enough powdered sugar for the consistency that you want. You will want to get a 2 lb bag but you wont use the whole thing. 

Mix your shortening, butter, milk and vanilla with your beaters until well blended then you are going to add your powdered sugar one cup at a time mixing your frosting between each cup. Keep adding powered sugar until it is the consistency you are wanting. 

I found these adorable super hero prints HERE. Then I just simply cut them out and taped them onto half of a striped paper straw. And there you have a super cute easy cupcake topper. Perfect for that super hero birthday party.

It is safe to say they were a success the kids and adults all liked them, But most importantly the birthday boy was in heaven

I made this guy with the same recipes. Cute right! I was pretty proud that I did this all by myself. Plus a cute cake is fun but its really all about what it tastes like. Am I right?!

These recipes are linked up HERE

You can find M's superhero birthday post HERE and the Superhero cape tutorial HERE.

 You bet I had some left over cold cake for breakfast the next morning. Why not. I ran it off later :)

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