I baked! I baked! It has been so long since I baked that it almost felt a little forced. I wasn’t as comfortable in the kitchen as I am as used to feeling. It could be because I’m a little rusty or it could have been because my son was in the kitchen helping me. Don’t get me wrong…I like to bake with my boy but I also like to have a clean kitchen when I bake. I like to take my time and take pictures. But instead I got kid fingers in everything and flour everywhere.
I have to admit that baking with him was fun. It took twice the amount of time and it was messy but it was great hearing his screams of enjoyment and his excitement to eat something he created. And with the end product….it was all worth it.
This time I made 2 different types of cupcakes. I just used a simple white cake recipe.
- 5 egg whites
- ¼ cup butter milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla
Mix in a bowl and set aside.
- ¾ cup unsalted butter
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 ½ cups of cake flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp meringue powder
- Food coloring (if you want colored cake)
Mix the butter and sugar until creamy. Slowly add the dry ingredients. Then add the coloring if you want colored cake.
Take note: you don’t want to mix your cake too much. It will make your cake come out dense. Be careful when adding food coloring. You will have to mix it a lot to add the coloring to your liking….so try not to do it too much.
As for my frosting I used:
Wilton’s Vanilla Buttercream
So for this project I made Halloween cupcakes. I saw a lot of the candy corn cupcakes online so I thought I would give those a try. And then my boy wanted to make some pumpkin cupcakes. So we did a mixture of both.
This was a great kid project and they taste pretty good too!