Thursday, June 2, 2011

Cupcakes - Yum

My beautiful daughter, Colette, graduated from high this past spring, yay Colette!!

We are BIG cupcake lovers at our house.  So for her Graduation party we decided to have a cupcake buffet, call me crazy!!

  I began baking mini cupcakes about two and a half weeks before the party.  I started with Pink Champagne and used this frosting recipe.  I baked about 160 of them and within a couple of hours, the wrappers started pulling away from the cupcakes.  Not pretty!!

After sending out a distress signal on Facebook, I was given a few suggestions to keep my cupcakes "dressed". Here's what happened, my oven is either too hot or too cold (kind of like Goldilocks).  It's really hard to find the sweet spot.  My friend Asia suggested the temperature was probably too low so they weren't getting fully baked.  Solution: bump up the heat a bit.
So here are how they turned out!!

Pink Champagne with Salted Buttercream Frosting

Pumpkin Spice  with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet (from a box)
Cream Cheese Frosting

Brownies with White Chocolate Drizzle

Vanilla (from a box) with
Billy's Bakery NYC Buttercream

I think it was a toss up between the Pumpkin Spice and Red Velvet as the favorite flavors...Pink Champagne came in right up there.
After all was said and done, they turned out fabulously and were a big hit!!

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  1. Okay, I am now craving a few cupcakes and it's 10:22 PM at my house. What am I going to do? They look divine! I'm so impressed that you made that many and didn't lose you mind! They are SOOOOOO pretty! Great job!

    Thanks for showing off at my place!
    PS Hope to see you again Wednesday

  2. Thank you Melody, it helps to have a large freezer!! :)

    I'll meet up with you next week, between my "real" job, my jewelry business, a husband and three teenagers, I'm at the overwhelmed status! :)

    See you soon! <3

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