Cupcake Love!

I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect cupcake! My daughters birthday party is next weekend and I am convinced that I am going to nail it in the cupcake department! Thanks to some experts in the field of baking and a little innovation on my part I have what I hope will be
the perfect confection…

I used this recipe for the perfect “Domed” Vanilla cupcake from over at “Cake Journal!”
I could not believe the difference in the dome!!! It really is the best recipe I have yet to find to get that all impressive high dome prefect for frosting! Cake Journal gives some great tips on how to achieve a high dome and she gives credit to the vanilla recipe she found at
The Joy of Baking!

I came up with the icing recipe! I knew what I wanted …

a bright PINK color
A smooth glassy finish
and flavor that would be obvious and compliment the vanilla cupcake!

I achieved that in a big bold way!!!

Here is my recipe for the icing:

1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup cream cheese
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons milk

and the secret flavor and color enhancer….

wait for it…

wait for it….

1 1/2 Tablespoons Strawberry Jello!!!
( you could add any flavor Jello to get a vibrant hue and great taste!)

Soften and mix together the butter and cream cheese.
add the reaming ingredient until smooth.

I dipped my 100% cooled cupcakes into the icing to get a smooth glassy finish.

Aren’t they beautiful!?!



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    Steph @ somewhatsimple says:

    Do you have any left? If so, I am coming over…

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    I think I see lipstick on that cupcake…. ;)

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    O yum! Those look AWESOME!

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    Pati @ A Crafty Escape says:


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    What if i wanted orange and green frosting?

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    Hi, just wondering, because we don’t have jello in New Zealand, is it a powder or a premade thing? We have jelly which we buy in powder form over here, I think it’s the same thing… Cheers Trace :)

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    Do the cupcakes have a crunch from the sugar in the jello? Or are they smooth like typical frosting?


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