February 26, 2011

May The Force Be With You...

Couldn't resist getting this Star Wars cupcake kit at Williams Sonoma for my nephew's 7th birthday. In addition to the paper liners, you get...

Darth Vader...
A bunch of scary Storm Troopers,
and a few other "guys" I'm not sure of.
They were a big hit, and cupcakes were enjoyed by all!  Cupcake recipes are located in the sidebar, or you can click: 
(peanut butter cup cupcakes)

I used the yellow cake recipe from the same link, and made a buttercream frosting:

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

1 stick unsalted butter
pinch of sea salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
light cream (as needed, about 4 tablespoons)
1/4 cup melted white chocolate

Beat the butter, salt and extract until fluffy. Slowly add the melted chocolate, blend again. Add the powdered sugar, a bit at a time, alternating with the light cream. You may need more of less of the sugar and cream, depending on frosting consistency.

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