Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vanilla Frosting on Halloween Cupcakes!

Okay, so I know that these are not the prettiest pictures, but they were rushed! 
The pic above is a spider web with a chocolate chip spider. These ones were my favorite to make, I think I made them in every color variation possible.
Anyway, what I really wanted to share was the frosting recipe. I am a TOTAL cream-cheese frosting girl, and my hubby would never choose anything but cream cheese. Despite this, I decided to whip up some Vanilla frosting. Okay...DELICIOUS! I found it in a Williams-Sonoma cookbook for kids, so it is SOOO easy and SOOO yummy! It was the perfect consistency for frosting cupcakes, too.

From: Williams-Sonoma Baking with Kids Cookbook

3/4 cup butter at room temperature
2 Tbs. heavy cream (I used 1 % milk)
2 tsp. vanilla
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar

Mix the above ingredients until smooth.
Below is the...
ONE EYED ONE HORN FLYING PURPLE PEOPLE EATER! That is for my BFF Carrie! Woo-hoo! (I know it really has nothing to do with Halloween, but I had purple frosting, so...that's what I came up with!)


jen said...

these look so great! I'm making sugar cookies tomorrow and I got a spider web cookie cutter last week. :)

jen said...

Oh, and all the kids love listening to the One eyed one horned flying purple people eater for Halloween, I don't really get the connection either.

Carrie said...

I wish I was there to eat the purple people eater with you! Miss you.

Brian and chelsea said...

ya know why i like homemade frosting?
check out the ingredients of the store-bought cheap kind - its CRAP! They put lard in there! Yay for cream cheese frosting.

nicole said...

Those look so cute.

Jodi said...

I just discovered your blog. I love so many of your recipes! :)