the perfect confection…
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!?!