Chocolate cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream
topped with a fondant letter
For the chocolate cupcakes I used this%20recipe,
I have found that it is my favorite
chocolate cake , delicious and moist.
To make the fondant letters simply roll out a piece of fondant ( any color you want) to 1/4″ thick and
cut out the letters. I used my Alphabet%20Cutters%20Set%20by%20Ateco.%20
If you feel that the letter cutters are sticking to the fondant , just add a little cornstarch. Next use a brush to add luster dust to the fondant, do this step if you want, I personally think a little sparkle doesn't hurt.
Let the letters dry slightly before adding them to the cupcake or else they won’t hold their shape.
And here is my the final cupcake creation!
(This is an old recipe I found somewhere that I didn't remember)
4 oz. unsalted softened butter2 1/2 c. or 10 oz. powdered sugar
1/2 t. kosher salt
1 T. plus 1 t. whole milk
1 t. pure vanilla extract
1 t. fresh lemon juice (I put 1/2 t.)
In a stand mixer, fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter & salt for about 30 seconds and then add half of the powdered sugar and the milk to the butter and beat again until combined. Scrape down the bowl. Add the rest of the powdered sugar, the vanilla, and the lemon juice and beat until combined. Scrape down the bowl again. Beat on high speed for 5-6 minutes or until the frosting is fluffy. Stir the buttercream well before using it to get the air bubbles out of the frosting.