Saturday, September 11, 2010

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting (and LOTS of it!)

The first request I had from my husband was a Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting. I dove into this whole cupcake business with no experience at all, so this sounded like a really hard task. Luckily, I had a box of Funfetti cake mix that my Mother-in-Law sent me, so I didn't really have to worry about the cupcake itself.
For the frosting, I had to do a Google search for a recipe. I had NO IDEA where to begin with making a butter cream frosting, so naturally I needed help. I found this recipe and followed it pretty well, except I didn't have any espresso powder and I didn't use the rum. ;) And I didn't realize how much frosting this recipe actually made because I still have leftover frosting in my freezer, haha. But, I would say, for my first attempt at making a butter cream frosting, this turned out amazing. It was light and fluffy and tasted like heaven. What more could you ask for in a frosting, honestly?!
As for my piping skills, yeah... Still working on that! I am saving my pennies for an awesome piping set, but until then I guess I will keep using ziplock bags. :)


  1. I never made cupcakes but I'm invited to a birthday party next week and I want to try! A big challenge to me because I'm absolutely untalented at baking and cooking.
    We'll see :-)

  2. Joe - I am sure you will be fine! They aren't that hard to do. Just make sure you have lots of time and have all your ingredients! I have a tendency to forget at least ONE thing I need and I end up sending my husband back to the store! Haha. :)

  3. oh man, I'm going to be following this religiously! I must admit I'm totally jealous of your cupcake making abilities, mine don't ever turn out.

  4. Thanks Joel! I feel the same way about your blog & all your crafting skills! :)

  5. I"m hungry for cupcakes now THANKS JENNA