Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Confetti Cupcakes

Because Baking is my passion, here is my first baking post with many,many more to come. I made Confetti Cupcakes for my friend's twin grandchildren's 3rd birthday. The twins are so cute, and so are the cupcakes. I left some of the cupcakes unfrosted and let the kids decorate them. they had so much fun decorating them. The picture below is of cupcakes that I decorated. I modified Nealey Vanbuskirk's Valentine Day Cupcake recipe on Associated content.

Makes 24 cupcakes or 36 mini cupcakes.

  • 3/4 c butter softened
  • 3 eggs, room temp
  • 2 1/2 c flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt (I omitted this)
  • 1 3/4 c sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 c milk (I used soy milk)
  • 2-3 Tbsp Rainbow Sprinkles or Jimmies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt,(if used) and set aside. In larger bowl beat butter with electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 sec. , until it's smooth. Gradually add the sugar, adding 1/4 c at a time. After all the sugar has been added, beat in eggs, one at a time. Then add vanilla. Alternately, add milk and dry ingredients to butter mixture. Beat on high speed 2 min. or so. Gently fold in 2-3 Tbsp of sprinkles. Fill cupcake liners and bake 20-25 min. until golden on top. Cool on rack and frost when completely cool.

Vanilla Confetti Frosting
This is the frosting recipe I used since I was a little girl.

  • 3-4 c confectioners sugar
  • 3/4 c butter, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp milk ( add more to desired consistency)
  • Rainbow sprinkles or Jimmies
Cream together sugar and butter until they are blended. Add vanilla and milk and continue to beat for another minute or so. Add more vanilla to taste, or more confectioners sugar to make it stiffer. If desired add food coloring for color and beat until desired color. Put sprinkles on top of
frosting and Enjoy!

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