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