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Monday, June 28, 2010

Princess Birthday Cupcakes/Cake of the Month

Claire and I have been so busy this month that we did not have time to make a cake of the month! So, these cupcakes will have to suffice.

Also, the pictures were taken with my phone so they are not the best! :)

My little sister turned three years old on Sunday and we had a princess themed party for her. It was so fun and she was so excited!

I decided to try a new cupcake recipe from Our Best Bites and was quite happy with how they turned out.

White Cupcakes

Mix all the dry ingredients together, then add the wet. Beat for two minutes or until creamy -

Add pink Wilton color to make them more princess-y -

Follow baking directions on the cake box and cool on wire racks -

Frost with buttercream frosting -

I made little princess crowns out of fondant and added white edible pearls -

Decorate with a crown and a princess -

My uncle shares a birthday with my sister so I wanted to make him a something a little more...manly -

Finished product!

White Cake Recipe
1 box white cake mix
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
4 egg whites *
1 1/3 cups water
2 Tbs vegetable oil
1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract (use clear vanilla if you want a pure white cake)
1 tsp almond extract
*I used two whole eggs in place of the egg whites. The egg whites are if you want the cake to be pure white. Since I colored mine pink it didn't matter so much and I was happy not to separate four eggs! :)

White Frosting Recipe
1/2 cup shortening*
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
2-3 tablespoons milk
*I used 1 C of butter instead of using any shortening.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and/or shortening, and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.

Happy birthday little sister!


  1. those are adorable! I love the little crowns! do you dye the fondant yourself?

  2. Very cute. If I marry, I'm sending you my wife for an education.

  3. thanks aimee! i usually dye the fondant myself but if i find pre-colored fondant in the store i'll snatch it up too :)

    thanks michael! haha...i'd be happy to educate your future wife! that does mean though, that you'll need to move closer to us! :)

  4. OMG, those are beeeeeeautiful and delicious looking!