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How to Frost a Cupcake


is an easy tutorial for frosting a cupcake using a 1M tip and cream cheese










Red Velvet Cupcakes & Cream Cheese Icing



Cupcake Ingredients


1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cups sugar

teaspoon baking soda

teaspoon salt

teaspoon cocoa powder

1/2 cups vegetable oil

cup buttermilk, room temperature

large eggs, room temperature

tablespoons red food coloring

teaspoon white distilled vinegar

teaspoon vanilla extract


Cream Cheese Frosting


pound cream cheese, softened

sticks butter, softened

teaspoon vanilla extract

cups sifted confectioners’ sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line 2
(12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers.


In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the
flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat
together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a
handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix
until smooth and thoroughly combined.


Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake
tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the
pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness.
Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.


For the Cream Cheese Frosting:


In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream
cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low
speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very
light and fluffy. 


 And now,  how not to frost a cupcake.

I left Matt the last cupcake to ice. He went with the “use as much icing as possible” technique.


Happy Monday, friends!


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Monday 2nd of April 2012

HAHA! Aren't you the cutest!?! I love that your hubs is behind the camera. Too funny!


Wednesday 28th of March 2012

You are so cute! I love the video -- and Charlie's debut. You're a natural cooking TV star -- Food Network.. watch out!I guess I'll have to start putting the icing on my cupcakes instead of spooning it straight into my mouth. Hmm...

Lindsey Regan Thorne @ be pretty

Wednesday 28th of March 2012

Too cute! I'm glad that Matt and I are on the same page... because if I tried that, it would have been a twinks to your hubs! :) Super cute girly and I'll take all the tips and tricks I can get when it comes to baking!


Tuesday 27th of March 2012

These are pretty perfect!!!! I need a cupcake.

Fashion Meets Food

Tuesday 27th of March 2012

What a great post! I love learning new ways to frost cupcakes. xo