Friday, May 2, 2008

CupCakes For John's Birthday!

Jonathan's 25th Birthday!

I made carrot cupcakes for John's Birthday yesterday! John's brother Bobbie helped me. I'll post the recipes!
For the frosting I used sandwich bags to decorate with! I want to get professional decorating equipment some time in the future but this will work for now!
I was watching the Food Network and there was a commercial for Sandra Lee and she was decorating cupcakes and I saw what she did to decorate them using a tooth pick and dragging it from top to bottom of the different colored frosting!
Here is the Recipes for the cupcakes and for the Cream Cheese Frosting!

Carrot Cupcakes:
• 2 cups all purpose flour
• 2 cups sugar
• 3 cups finely shredded carrots (a food processor is great for this)
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1 cup vegetable oil
• 4 large eggs
Carrot Cake Cupcakes Recipe Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners if desired.
Combine all dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix at low speed for 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly while mixing. Mix at high speed for 3 minutes, scraping bowl every minute.
Pour batter into cupcake liners until they are 1/2 to 2/3 full.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes in pans then move to wire rack to cool completely.


2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.


Elizabeth said...

They were so yuuummmy Marie! The cream cheese frosting was such YUM! And I loved the quaint decorating! =)

Davene said...

This looks delicious...and I like how you experimented with the frosting! :)

Jaedan's Mom said...

Yummy... They are so beautiful. I wish I had a knack for decorating cakes.


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