Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Chocolate Fudge Cowgirl Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream

Wow...it's been so long!  Now that I have graduated and actually have some free time I hope to get back into baking and blogging (and hitting the gym).  It feels so good to finally (3 years later) have those three little letters behind my name, MSW!  Hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more of me!

So cute, right?

Our friends Rachael and Steven are bring a sweet baby girl into the world.  Seriously...how exciting!  Rachael is into barrel racing and riding horses, so when I saw these super cute cowboy hat and cowboy boot candy molds I had to buy them!  I knew they would be perfect to decorate some cupcakes to help us celebrate baby Charley!

These are chocolate cupcakes filled with hot fudge...YUM! 
(I used store bought ice cream fudge.  When I was done filling the cupcakes I could hardly put the spoon down.  Hello treadmill!)  Pick one of my chocolate cupcake recipes or use a box mix to make it simple.

I frosted these cuties with vanilla buttercream.  This is one of my favorite buttercreams yet!  I added pink and  burgundy gel food coloring to get this color.
Adapted from Foodnetwork.com

-3 cups confectioners sugar
-1 cup softened butter
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 tbsp heavy whipping cream

-Mix together sugar and butter until well blended
-Add vanilla and whipping cream and continue to beat until smooth (you may need to add more whipping cream to get the consistency right)


I almost forgot to show you the cute tutu that I made for Baby Charley!  For the record, I am a Redskins fan, Hail!