Just showing off some cuteness today.
I used my new favorite white cake recipe, my go-to cream cheese frosting recipe for the white ones.
I spiked some of the white cupcakes and frosting with some lemon zest and pink dye for the pink ones.
Turned out rather adorable, if I do say so myself.
And just so you aren’t totally recipe-less today….
Any frosting I made is based on this recipe. Sometimes I add citrus zest, like in the raspberry lemonade cupcakes, the margarita cupcakes, and the cherry limeade cupcakes. When I do that, I swap out citrus juice for the vanilla. Sometimes I add booze, like in the Irish car bomb cupcakes. Or I’ve added cinnamon, like in the pumpkin butterscotch cupcakes. But I always start with this recipe.
My Go-To Cream Cheese Frosting recipe
a PLFF original recipe
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 stick unsalted butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
Add cream cheese and butter to the bowl of stand mixer. Beat at medium speed for 3 minutes. Scrape sides of bowl.
Reduce speed to low. Gradually add powdered sugar, scraping sides of bowl if necessary.
Add vanilla, beat at medium speed for 1 minute.
Frost cooled cupcakes.