Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Sweetheart

We had guests over tonight. I was needing redemption after my Martha mishap last night. Thankfully, I didn't ice the entire batch of cupcakes so I decided to give the buttercream frosting recipe that I had eyed on the back of the confectioners sugar a try.

3 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup butter or margerine softened
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

When I creamed the butter and sugar things were really looking up. It was the perfect consistency. But when I added the milk and vanilla everything liquified. I hoped that mixing it for a few minutes would fluff it back to life... but to my dismay I had a great tasting vanilla soup. I stuck it in the fridge hoping it would thicken by the time we were ready for dessert. It helped a little but it was about as bad as trying to keep ice cream in the cone on a warm summer day. Maybe it would have worked better if I would have added the milk in small increments mixing in between. It's such a guessing game. I don't consider it a complete failure because it tasted great!

I wanted another cupcake but couldn't bear the thought of braving another dripfest... so I thought I would carve a whole in the middle and fill it with icing. When I reached in the drawer to grab a spoon this heart shaped cookie cutter caught my eye and I knew it was destiny! I drizzled in the "frosting" and thought it turned out pretty good. I'll call this one The Sweetheart.


Lani said...


Bolete's Things said...

okay, I can comment....think I was having a twilight zone moment! ha Yummy, delicious!!!!