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Friday, May 29, 2009

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**UPDATE**Recipe Below**

This Friday on Kelly's Korner "Show Us Where You Live" are nurseries/children's rooms. Since we don't have a child's room to share, we are taking this Friday off. But I am still enjoying looking through the rooms. I'm getting so many good ideas. You know me, I like to plan (way ahead).

Though, I will share that we finally found a pot/vase to put in the corner of our eat in kitchen. I am so excited. We are getting closer to finishing this room. We found this great rustic looking pot in Fredericksburg. After taking one look at it, we new it would be the perfect addition. As soon as I got home I ran out to Hobby Lobby and bought the twisty sticks to go with it.
It brings in the burnt red/orange colors from the living room.

In honor of Katie's birthday, I made some festive cupcakes. I knew she liked the Funfetti cake mix so that was the cupcake part. Then I whipped up some homemade butter cream frosting and dyed it. I also bought some premade and colored fondant at Hobby Lobby. I've heard it's hard to dye fondant to the color you want. Since this was the first time I've worked with it, I decided easier was better.
I had some cookie cutters to cut out the flower shapes and I also picked up some fondant alphabet cutters too. It was surprisingly easy to do! I would recommend this to anyone!
**Recipe**
Easy Buttercream Frosting
1 cup (2 sticks) butter (room temperature)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1b. 10X powdered sugar
1-3 teaspoons milk, half and half or cream

Using a mixer, cream softened butter and vanilla until smooth.
Add sugar gradually, allowing butter and sugar to cream together before adding more.
If you want your frosting a little creamier, add a teaspoon of milk at a time and beat on high until you get the right texture.
Then, just use icing colors to tint the frosting the color of your choice.
*Courtesy of Bakerella

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2 comments:

  1. I'm loving your cupcakes. :) What's your recipe for the butter cream frosting?!

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  2. Do me a favor and tell Ryan that Rhianna Johnson is the little girl in the middle. :) He asked who she was...apparently, he couldn't recognize her.

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