There is just something about seeing a child with cake smeared all over her face that leaves me cracking up. Well, laughing until I realize it will be me who has to bathe said child.
Note: Recipe at end of blog!
|Mmmm. This is so good!|
The thing is, there was not supposed to be a chocolate edition. For Andrew's birthday, he specifically requested yellow cake cupcakes with vanilla butter cream icing--homemade of course :-)
|First you must study the cupcake like so and then formulate a plan of consumption / cupcake attack.|
|Okay, cupcake passes visual approval. Time to shove entire cake into mouth.|
Andrew was quite delighted with the ones that turned out. So much so that I did not have enough left over for the Birthday BBQ on Memorial Day weekend when his mother and Papa C were visiting.
|Better double check this icing. Lick. Lick. Yep, it passes the Ellie Bellie Bear Icing Inspection.|
|Time to "dissect" the cake. Yep, looks tasty. So. . .|
|...Must shovel entire cake into mouth in one bite. Be sure to get it onto your eyes, nose, forehead, chin, and arms.|
|I am not sure I have enough on my face.|
Fortunately, I had enough vanilla icing left. Chocolate and Yellow cake cupcakes to serve to the guests. Success! Crisis averted!
|Nope, not enough on the face. Must. Have. Another. Cupcake. Good thing Wawa Grandma Dunja is here to give me more.|
|See! I am trying to sign "more". I knew my speech therapy would come in handy just for occasions like this.|
I believe that my darling little dumpling ate more cupcakes than anyone.
|Mmmm. Insert entire fist full of cake into mouth.|
|Must protect cake from those cupcake stealing vultures.|
|I think I am close to being done.|
|Sugar coma? What's that?|
Somebody just said there is another way to eat a cupcake. What? More than one way to eat a cupcake?!?!?
|My Godson Grant: From the top down. Be sure to get cake stuck in you teeth.|
|My "niece" Gracie Grace: The Icing Licker.|
There are still cake crumbs matted into the ducky bathmat and the rubber bathtub liner thingy.
Andrew likes this icing for one reason only---the word BUTTER is in the title. The Theurers love their butter. Oh yes--they could eat sticks of butter like a candy bar. Trust me. . . I have seen it.
Recipe for Vanilla Butter Cream Icing:
*1 stick of butter, softened
*2 tsp of Vanilla Extra
*4 Cups of Powdered / Confectioners Sugar
*3-4 TBSP of milk
Enough icing to cover 24 cupcakes, 1 sheet cake, or a double-layer 9inch round cake
I like to use my KitchenAide Stand-up mixer but you can use a handheld one as well.
1. Mix butter and vanilla in bowl.
2. Alternate adding in 1 cup of powdered sugar and 1 TBSP of milk
3. Add extra milk if mixture seems stiff.
4. You can substitute other extracts in place of the vanilla to add flavor--ie lemon, orange, maple.
Later, I will have the recipe for chocolate butter cream icing.