Well this year she was having a little get together, so I only found it fitting to make LOTS of cupcakes. When I say lots, I think there were about 60!! (mini and regular). Heather loves fruit and loved the raspberry last year, so this year I decided to make both vanilla and lemon cupcakes (box mix- Pillsbury due to the quantity) but made fresh blueberry and raspberry buttercream icing.
Overall they were a great success, only a few left as I was leaving the party, so I was happy as was the birthday girl and that is what really matters right!?!
Basic Buttercream Recipe- courtesy of Foodnetwork.com
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract ( 1 teaspoon of raspberry extract for the raspberry butter cream)
- 1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
- I added about one carton of blueberries and one of raspberries to each batch of icing I made
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mix on low speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.