Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Mini Confetti Cupcakes + Tom Tom's Class Birthday Party

For Thomas' class birthday party I whipped up some classic sprinkle cupcakes. There is just something so happy about biting into a confetti of colors that makes these treats perfect for birthday celebrations.
I've already shared my Homemade Funfetti Cupcake recipe with y'all before. However, I only use half that recipe these days because there is definitely no time to bake from scratch! Instead I swap out the homemade cupcake ingredients for the equally delicious funfetti boxed mix. Then I top it with my faaaaaaavorite classic whipped buttercream frosting:

Whipped Vanilla Buttercream 
From Carolina Charm

Ingredients
1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 lb confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3 tbsp. heavy cream
1 ½ tbsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt

Directions
In a large bowl, whip the butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until smooth (about 1 minute).  One cup at a time, add in the confectioners’ sugar and mix on medium-low speed until incorporated.  Add the salt.  Continue to beat on medium-high speed until smooth (about 1-2 minutes). Mix in the heavy cream and vanilla on low speed until well blended.  Increase the mixer speed and whip on high speed until light and fluffy, scraping down the bowl as needed (about 4-5 minutes). 

Yields 2 dozen cupcakes
Thomas shares a birthday with his classmate Ellerbie so we threw a joint class party. I offered to make the cupcakes and baked half in pink liners and half in green liners to celebrate the birthday twins. 
Ellie's mama brought the cutest little party hats for all the babes! Of course Thomas was the only mini who refused to wear a hat. Womp womp.
This little man has been practicing all year demolishing baked treats in preparation for his first birthday cake smash. I mean...
Impressive grip followed by stuffing the cupcake it its entirety into his mouth.
We are proud of your accomplishments too, Tom Tom!
 
 The birthday twins.
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7 comments:

  1. Aww! What a sweet party. There is nothing like homemade buttercream icing. It's the best! Jess at Just Jess

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  2. Yay Tom Tom!! Happy birthday to the mini!

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  3. Nothing beats home made icing! Happy birthday sweet boy!

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  4. Happy birthday Thomas!! Those cupcakes are too cute!! Love the sprinkles!

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  5. How adorable!! Love all the babies in their little hats and it looks like the cupcakes were a hit!!

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  6. LOVE these cupcakes, so cute and they look delicious!! Oh those sweet kiddos and their cupcakes x

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