Red, white & blue cupcakes
January is a BIG birthday month for us! All three kids have January birthdays. All three birthdays are two weeks apart. And the kids are two years apart in age. But, can you believe with all those January birthdays, we didn't have one New Years baby!
I'll be spending plenty of time in the kitchen this month baking up cupcakes. My favorite cupcake recipe is The Pioneer Woman's Vanilla Cupcakes. These homemade cupcakes actually remind me of my beloved Cafe Blue cupcakes from the Cafe Carolina & Bakery. But for a fraction of the cost!
Make a wish!
For frosting, I use a standard Butter Cream recipe: 3-3/4 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter (softened), 4 tablespoons of milk and 1 teaspoon of vanilla (or other flavor - I used lemon flavoring for Reed's cupcakes). Since our birthday boy is in an all things Captain America phase, I colored two portions of the frosting with red and blue food coloring for a patriotic look!
Hope your weekend is sweet!