Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Red Velvet Cupcakes + Cream Cheese Frosting

This week is our year end at work which in short means = busy. In years past it has also meant snacks. As of today we didn't have any snacks in our team - so I decided I would bring some in. I mentioned it to my friend and she also wanted to contribute with a baked good. Long story short - I sent out a survey to the team to find out the top two craved sweet treats. The winners? Brownies and Cupcakes.

I've been wanting to try piping frosting on cupcakes, so I jumped at the chance to make those. I baked the cupcakes as soon as I got home so they could cool and be frosted.

Then I made the frosting [Uh. I love cream cheese frosting!!], put it into piping bags and started frosting the cupcakes.

Rich took pictures of my first time frosting cupcakes with a piping bag. It was a far faster process than when I frosted the sugar cookies for my first craft.

Here is the finished product:

I filled the cupcake carrier with 24 cupcakes destined for the office. I thought they looked pretty good for my first try. Update: Another treat that disappeared! Yea!! These were gone by 9:40a.

Six bonus cupcakes didn't fit in the carrier, so Rich got some too! With these I got to experiment with the other reason I wanted to make cupcakes: filling them.

This also worked!! I already have plans for a next time...


Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

i wanna come to your house - your always cookin' and stuff. I would be so happy & full :)

Ok, maybe it's a good thing I don't come to your house cause I'd probably gain my weight back! Instead, I will just drool over my laptop.

Nicole said...

Ha - that's why I bring the goods somewhere. I can't have them at my house. In fact, I had to make a pumpkin cake last night to put the extra cream cheese frosting to use. Otherwise, no joke, the frosting would call to me and beg me to eat it up! :)