December 18, 2008

Hello Cupcake

I have recently developed an addiction to cupcake toppers. In order to justify this addiction I must make cupcakes. This seems like a reasonable sacrifice to make. I made these festive Red Velvet Cupcakes using this recipe but using my own cream cheese frosting recipe. Topping them with a little crushed candy cane gave them the perfect Christmas touch but I can't lie, they are best in their pure state.

Jen's Cream Cheese Frosting
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
5 cups powdered sugar

Beat together all ingredients except the powdered sugar until smooth and fluffy. Add half of the powdered sugar beating until incorporated and then add the rest. Add more powdered sugar or vanilla as needed for desired consistency. Makes about 3 2/3 cups.

15 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I think I am making Christmas cookies today with my girls. I got a "snow day" reprieve from work and it's baking time:>)

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  2. Yummy - I could eat one of those right now!!!

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  3. Oh Jen, I am in love with the little snowmen cupcake toppers, and now you have made me want to go bake cupcakes! Red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting just happen to be my absolute favorite!

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  4. i love love love red velvet! and that's a perfectly good reason to make cupcakes!

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  5. I was going to make cupcakes this afternoon - I will try out the recipe.

    I love all those toppers too!!

    Merry Christmas!!

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  6. OMG! my recent post is also about cupcake toppers and jars! i love them both so i am a fan of this post for sure! stop by and come see! xo

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  7. Yummy! Your post is not good for my diet but it sure is good for the eyes.
    Debbie

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  8. Oh MY, those are almost too pretty to eat! That lovely glossy icing...yum! And the snowmen--too cute!

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  9. Cream cheese frosting is my favourite :-) Your homemade recipe sounds delish!

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  10. what a good excuse to have a cupcake

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  11. They are lovely, scrumptious, adorable, I feel a baking session coming on!

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  12. I love your blog---My friend Hope's blog led me here. I too was at Silver Bella (with Hope and two other Bloomington girls), but I don't think we met. It was a great experience, wasn't it?
    Nice to know that someone else appreciates cupcake toppers! I just can't get enough of them either.

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  13. Oh please share your red velvet cupcake recipe too...........

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  14. Yum-oh! they look delicious. I love those cupcake toppers. I have some adorable vintage ones, where did you find yours? Baking is one of my favorite winter/holiday activities! LOL

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