Ok, sorry that it has been so long since I posted anything on here. My laptop is getting old and heats up and then shuts itself off so that has made things complicated. I have written this post probably about three times now so I am finally being smart and writing it on word first so in case my laptop shuts off again, it will hold on to this document.
So not this last Wednesday but two Wednesdays ago, I had some friends from out of town visiting. I thought what a better time than this to bake cupcakes! We made the buttermilk cupcakes with Fluffy white frosting. It turned out very well! My friend Jenny had decided to be my assistant. She was a great help! I usually wait to preheat the oven because all of the steps take a while and the kitchen just gets really hot too soon. But this time I almost didn’t turn it on soon enough! We got through all the steps pretty quickly! My friend was doing the dry mix and I was doing the wet, we mixed them together and we’re ready to bake!
She also introduced me to something really great. Powdered buttermilk! The last time I baked with buttermilk it was such a hassle and they only had one size so I had to buy it and the rest spoiled before I could use it again. This stuff is great because It doesn’t smell and I a pretty sure it doesn’t expire, at least not as fast as actual buttermilk. You just follow the directions for how much you need and then add a certain amount of water and there you have it!
The fluffy white frosting was very simple…but very fattening! All you put into it is butter (lots of butter), powdered sugar, and a tiny bit of vanilla. It turned out great and delicious! The only thing that bothered me a bit was the sprinkles. In Martha’s picture she has cute little sprinkles on top of her cupcakes. Perhaps we let them sit too long before doing this, but when we tried to put sprinkles on ours, the frosting had sort of hardened and they all rolled right off the top! Who needs sprinkles anyways?
We made mini-sized cupcakes too! Thanks to my friend pictured above who bought me a mini cupcake pan!