Monday, July 4, 2011

i did it.

i did it.
i made an awesome cupcake.
totally from scratch.
i decided to do a more summer-y cupcake...

so i went with a vanilla cupcake with cherry filling and vanilla buttercream frosting.
here it is:
cooking the cherries--2 cups cherries, 1/2 cup water, 1.5 teaspoon vanilla... cook for like 10 minutes on med-high, then add 1/2 cup sugar and 2 tablespoons cornstarch until it thickens (it only took like 5 minutes for me).

then, cut out a cone shape from the cupcakes (i used martha stewart's "billys" cupcake recipe, using buttermilk instead of whole milk, a little less flour and a little more sugar) with a knife and fill in the opening with the cherry filling, once it cools.
then, use a vanilla buttercream (1 cup butter at room temp with 6-8 cups powdered sugar and about 1/4 cup milk and a teaspoon vanilla... or 2 :).  just add in powdered sugar and milk until the consistency is right and just. keep. mixing.) and pipe it on! i added edible pearls on top.

delicious, yes?



  1. looks delish! making us some? lol :)

  2. WoW! They look beautiful Steph!! I was actually thinking it might be really fun to do a "cupcake War" like the TV show!! We should get something planned! :)

  3. i LOVE that idea... i'm in!!


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