I have not fallen off of a cliff, gotten lost in a forest, or had anything too terribly bad happen to me, all though I have been MIA in the blog world.
But look what I've done!
I've became a cupcake chief! These are chocolate cake, with cream cheese frosting, a red sugar heart (which I made my self with a little Pintrest inspiration), and a raspberry Hershey's kiss inside. This little project was for a neighbor's wedding, so aside from being extremely fun, I got paid to make these. I would consider it the best way to make money in the world...cash for creativity!
Cream Cheese Frosting:
-1 cup butter softened
-16 ounces cream cheese softened
-8 cups sifted confectioners sugar (about 2 lbs)
- 2 T Milk (I would start out with one and add the other
if needed. It works better for cupcakes if it thick)
- 1 T orange juice (I just use a little concentrate out of
my freezer, sometimes I add a little vanilla instead)
- 1 t orange zest…I never actually do this part:)
about 5 ½ cups icing. Good for 24ish cupcakes
In a medium mixer bowel, cream butter and cream cheese
together until smooth. Add sugar one cup at a time and milk. Mix well. Beat on
high until smooth 9only 30 secs to a minute). Thin to ice cake smoother; use
full strength for piping borders.
NOTE: DO NOT use LIGHT cream
cheese or butter substitute. If margarine is used, icing will be softer.