This weekend I am headed up to the interior of British Columbia, to Sicamous for a baseball tournament!! I am so excited to escape the rain here in Vancouver. We’ve only had a few days of lovely summer weather.
This week I also finished my last day of volunteering at the elementary school I was at. For a treat, I baked some cupcakes for my class ( grade 3/4 split ) and brought them along with me. Needless to say, they were very very happy kids.
These are deliciously creamy cupcakes! The vanilla cake, and then vanilla chantilly-like faux frosting is almost too sweet! But, that’s not necessarily a bad thing;) They would be great for a special birthday, or even a wedding shower, or wedding! They can be tinted any colour, and I just dotted them with some pearl dragées.
Hope everyone is having a great start to Summer!~!~!!!
For the cupcake you can use any regular vanilla cupcake recipe you like, or cheat with a box mix. If you use a pre-made mix, I usually like to add another 1/2 cup AP flour, a touch more baking powder, and a tablespoon or two of real vanilla to kick it up a notch~
Faux Chantilly Cream Frosting
- 1 cup butter, slightly softened but still firm
- 1/4 cup cream (full fat, or half fat)
- 4-5 cups confectioners sugar
- 2-3 tablespoons all natural vanilla
To begin, using a stand mixer whip butter until creamy. It should feel slightly hard still, not completely softened. Slowly add the cream, and continue to mix. Add, one cup at a time, the confectioners sugar. Next, add vanilla and continue to beat. Add the rest of the confectioners sugar until you reach the desired consistency. You may need to add more or less depending on how thin or thick you like it.
Using a piping bag, carefully pipe frosting onto the cupcake. You may also use a spoon or knife to top the cupcakes.
Store in a cool room, or fridge until ready to use. Avoid direct sunlight and hot temperatures.
*You may also want to whip the cream beforehand, and then by hand, fold it into the buttercream once finished mixing the butter and confectioners sugar.
Enjoy! I’m off to get a tan!!
For the class, I topped it with a little fondant apple =)