Cupcakes & Icing Recipe

I am back to show you all the cupcakes from my first order last week that I mentioned here. They are simple, but bright and fun.

I am not a huge fan of icing in general, so I found this hard because I did not know what was to sweet or  not sweet enough. Thankfully my mom was there to be my taste tester, and I think we made a good mix between the two of us.  I HOPE :) haha

Ingredients: This recipe covered about 14 cupcakes, so I made two batches. One white and then hot pink. 

  • 1/2 c. Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 c. Crisco
  • 3 c. Powdered Sugar
  • 2 t. Vanilla

Combine the cream cheese and crisco first, add powdered sugar one cup at a time and then add the vanilla.  I used a hand mixer.

This recipe made a really white icing, which is what I was going for.  I had initially practiced with my tie dye cupcakes and used butter instead of cream cheese/crisco, which resulted in a light yellow icing. That version was also a different consistency, which I did not like.  It was much softer, even with more powdered sugar, it did not seem to help.

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I went with a 2D tip and just held the bag vertical to the cupcake and squeezed a little to create each mini flower to create the whole flower look.

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It was fun to step out of the cake pop making box. Hope everyone at the birthday party enjoyed them!

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