Saturday, December 29, 2012

Christmas Cupcake Wreath

Hello everyone!

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and wish you all many blessings to you and yours this holiday season and with the coming new year!!!

Things have been plenty busy around here. Between doctor apts, a surgery for Adam {no worries, he is doing well, just needed to have a little procedure done}, work, illustrations, graphics, kids home for vacation, christmas, etc., there doesn't leave a heck of a lot left to just sit and relax!

Today is another family Holiday gathering. We are sure to have some fun with games, conversations and much laughter. Each family is suppose to bring something to share, and I chose to bring a Cupcake Wreath! My niece Ayla {age 6.5} helped me make the frosting and decorate the cupcakes...such a wonderful helper she is! {Her mom took this picture, she is a wonderful photographer, but it doesn't hurt to have such a gorgeous girl to photograph either! LOL...Looks like it came out of a GAP ad or something!}

All you have to do is make the cupcakes, frost, place in a circle and decorate! Pretty simple. I just used a white cake recipe and then White Buttercream Frosting! I've attached the recipe in case you don't have enough recipes saved already! LOL...

White Buttercream Frosting

1 c. Shortening
1 c. Butter, soft, but not at room temp
2 tsp. Clear Vanilla Extract
1 tsp. Clear Almond Extract
1/4 tsp. Salt
8 c. Powdered Sugar
5 Tlbp. Whole Milk or Heavy Cream

1. Cream shortening & butter until smooth and creamy.
2. Add extracts & salt.
3. Add powdered sugar a little at a time, mixing until incorporated after each addition.
4. Add milk/cream until you reach desired consistency. Tint & Frost away!


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