Hooray for Burnt Butter Frosting!!

So, Will and I finished our cupcakes this morning.  We made burnt butter frosting to go with our peanut butter cupcakes.  This is seriously the pb cupcakesbest stuff I have ever tasted.  Not even joking!!  I got the recipe from allrecipes.com.  Click on the word recipe to go directly to it. 

I also took the time to play with a little bit of fondant to make some pretty flowers and I tried my hand at poured fondant.  Since I am the only girl in a house full of boys I have to get the pretty pink and purple stuff in somehow so when I am playing/experimenting that’s just what I do.

  The poured fondant wasn’t nearly as hard as I thought it would be.  After I’ve done it a few times I’ll post a tutorial.  Will got out the gumpaste tools and tried his hand at fondant modeling.  Too cute!  You can see my new cupcake pics in the Cupcake Gallery.

What a great day!!

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September 9, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , , , . cake, Cupcake, frosting, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.

First Day of School-Peanut Butter Cupcakes

So today was my youngest son’s first day of “school”-it’s really Mom’s Morning Out-a nursery school atmosphere that takes place once a week. It’s a big step for us though-he’s never even been to daycare. Well, he wanted cake for breakfast. No, I didn’t let him eat cake at 7:00 a.m.-I didn’t have any anyway. But I did make him some peanut butter cupcakes after school.

Cream together 1/3 c butter, 1/2 c peanut butter, and 1 1/4 c packed brown sugar.  Beat in 1 egg and 1 t vanilla extract.  Combine 2 c all purpose flour, 2 t baking powder, 1/2 t salt, and 1/4 t ground cinnamon.  Alternate adding the dry ingredients with 3/4 c  milk.  Bake in muffin tin lined with paper cups at 350 for about 25 min-30 min.  Cool in tin for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

The house smelled incredible while these were baking!!  After his nap we didn’t have time to get frosting made, but tomorrow morning you can bet we will be in the kitchen trying out our new recipe for the week: Burnt butter frosting. The recipe sounds delicious-can’t wait to share!!

September 8, 2009. Tags: , , , . Cupcake, Uncategorized. Leave a comment.