Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Butterfly Cupcakes

It has been a very long time since I have posted anything. Life got super busy when our third little one came along, and though I have been baking, I have not had much time to post anything.

We had our annual spaghetti dinner this Sunday at our church, and I always sign up to bring in a baked good. I like to make something special for the kids as I know how excited my girls get about kid friendly treats. I saw these cupcakes on the Martha Stewart website and knew they would come together relatively easily, so I decided to give them a try. The original "recipe" used plain pretzels, but I found these yogurt pretzels at our farmer's market and thought they were adorable.

I used a plain vanilla cupcake and frosted with a sour cream vanilla icing I found in the Better Homes and Gardens magazine. I loved the frosting, but something a little thicker would probably work better in the future. The Martha Stewart website recommended a swiss meringue buttercream.

I was thrilled with how the cupcakes turned out, and my daughters loved them. They must have been a hit because they were gone by the time we got to the dinner later in the day. I will definitely be making these again!

1 comment:

Eliana said...

Welcome back! This cupcake looks super super cute.

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