Monday, June 7, 2010

CUPCAKE CRAVE!

When it comes to party planning…cupcakes are always a hit! They’re a perfect adornment to any party or event. The best part is that they can taste as good as they look & sometimes even better!

We’re happy to share a cupcake recipe we adore that calls for pink champagne….How DELIGHTFUL!



















We’ve affectionately dubbed these, “BLUSH cupcakes”, Enjoy!

Cupcakes:

2 cups plus 2 tbsp all purpose flour

1 tbsp nonfat milk powder

1 tbsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

½ cup unsalted butter

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 ½ cups granulated sugar

5 large egg whites

1 tsp vanilla

4 to 5 drops pink food coloring

1 cup champagne

Preheat to 350 degrees. Mix the following ingredients in a large bowl: flour, milk powder, baking powder, & salt. Combine butter, oil, & granulated sugar separately in another bowl, whisk together preferably w/ an electric mixer. Beat until light & fluffy in texture and color. Add egg whites, vanilla, & pink food coloring and mix well. Slowly add flour mixture & then champagne. Mix well & divide evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 19-21 minutes or until toothpick into center of cupcake comes out clean.

Pink Champagne Frosting:

½ cup butter or margarine, softened

4 cups powdered sugar

¼ cup champagne

1 tsp vanilla

4 to 5 drops pink food coloring

Garnish

Pink sugar crystals and/or edible pink pearls

In medium bowl, beat frosting ingredients w/ electric mixer at medium speed until smooth. Frost cupcakes and sprinkle w/ crystals and pearls.

DELICIOUS & Oh So PRETTY!!!

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