The other day the weather was a little bit coolish and the baking bug bit me. I had to have something baked. I usually keep two or three boxes of boxed cake mixes for such sweet tooth emergencies. So I fired up the oven and as I waited for it to heat up I got onto Pinterest and went to my board on Pinterest. I have a cupcake board but let's face it, some of those are for real experts, which I am not. Thankfully I have a grip on the basics. I found something that makes me smile every time I see it so that was the winner.
I have very basic icing skills so this fit the bill. As usual I really didn't give the colors of the icing much thought so I dived in half cocked. Thankfully it worked out okay but they didn't look like the picture...exactly.
Got big red ready and she didn't disappoint. I used a friend's buttercream icing recipe and it's perfect every single time I have used it. I won't use any other recipe ever again.
There are most of the ones I made. I have more on the counter because they wouldn't all fit on the plate. As you can see one didn't get the red on top, so guess who got eaten first??
I did notice after I made the cupcakes that I hadn't scrolled down far enough on the site. It showed how to ice the cupcake. I should have read the whole thing before starting but I truly didn't realize there was more. I used a HUGE plain tip. A medium would have been better. When you eat one of these, you go into true sugar shock, but oh how delightful it was. I will make these again another time. I think they would be cute as black white or red , white and blue for July 4th? The possibilities are endless. It doesn't take much to make these adorable cupcakes.