My eldest daughter was invited to a birthday partyt last weekend and they served these chocolate cupcakes with vanilla forsing and I have been craving for them every since. In addition my niece has been asking me to bake something sweet so to satisfy both our needs i did.
Chocolate Cupcake with Vanilla Frosting
For the cake i used Betty Crocker’s super moist Dark Chocolate Cake mix ( i know i cheated but will try making it from scratch next time) I simply followed the instructions on the cake box.
Basic Vanilla Frosting
I got the recipe from the net cant remember where from though (will update it once i do find out)
1 1/2 cup icing sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter (room temprature)
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbs milk
– Cream the butter, add the sugar and the rest of the ingredients.
Apart from craving these cupcakes i really wanted to bake them so i could try the frosting recipe and see how well i did decorating them.
Here is how they turned out
I would have tried other piping styles but my piping bag burst 😦 i guess it was not very good quality!
Well i thought this was going to be relitavely easy but boy, was i wrong i defintely need more practice and i really admire Shams Desai who bakes and decorates the most delicious cupcakes check her out on
http://www.flickr.com/people/shamsd btw she is self taught a real inspiration for thoes of us who are just starting out!