Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hot Pink Cupcakes!

For Black Friday, we decided to have a "Wear It" weekend at the store. A "Wear It" weekend is when all employee's wear a certain theme of clothing. This time around we choose Hot Pink and Black to match our store's decor. Of course I had to make some delicious cupcakes to match! (Sorry about the differnt tint's of the photo's some of these were taken at work.)

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Pink Vanilla Buttercream decorated with Hot Pink sanding sugars. Eeek! SO cute!

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Then I used one of these to make little black fondant toppers. I pressed
nonpareil pearls onto each of the edges. Make a small circlular indent (I used a lollipop stick). Then fill the indent with a small dot of cooking oil so that the pearl sticks. Next, carefully place the pearl in the cooking oil indent.

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Vanilla Buttercream

1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk

Cream shortening and butter in a large bowl, Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.

Icing can be stored for up to 2 weeks before using!

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