Owl Baby Shower cupcakes

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.

One year ago: Pasta House Salad and Spicy Pasta with Shrimp and Mussels
Two years ago: Black Bottom Cupcakes and Ham and Cheese Frittata

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.

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6 thoughts on “Owl Baby Shower cupcakes

  1. These are so cute, I have a friend who is getting married who’s very into owls, where did you happen to get the little owl decals?

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