here, and make a butter cream frosting instead, dye it blue and add a raspberry on top. Then for people who might not like Raspberry, I did my favorite Vanilla cupcake found here, but instead of Vanilla bean paste, I just used 1 more teaspoon of vanilla. I tried to get the frosting color to turn the right red, but in the end it ended up being the light pink of the ballon. Oh well, they turned out super cute, and delicious!
For the Italian sodas I used club soda bottles wrapped in fabric with a flower to make them fit into the color scheme, Blue Raspberry syrup and heavy cream to stir in, and then topped it off with whip cream. I'll post the recipe later.
All in all it the party turned out beautiful, it was enjoyable to do, and I was glad I was given the opportunity to do it from Terry! Happy Birthday Terry!!!
Rachels Butter Cream Frosting
What you need:
- 1 Cup Butter
- 1 1/2 T of Madagascar Vanilla
- Pinch of Salt
- 4 T Heavy Cream
- 4 Cups Powder Sugar
In a mixer add room temperature butter to mixer and blend until smooth. Wipe down the sides of the bowl and add vanilla until mixed with butter. Add salt and 2 cups of powder sugar blending on low just enough to incorporate the butter. Next, add 2 T. of Heavy cream and blend IF its having a hard time incorporating, if not, add the rest of the powdered sugar and all the Heavy Cream. This sounds crazy I know, and its also why its tricky. Let the frosting come together and then put the mixer on high and whip it until it becomes nice and fluffy. The trick is you dont want to over mix it because otherwise it because hard and gross or curdles. I like to swipe my finger in and check the consistency to see how spreadable it is. If it feels like a hard butter you have whipped it too much, think of it as a fluffy buttery texture. It should be a nice fluffy frosting thats easy to pipe and spread, and not hard. If its too hard, try adding some milk and powder sugar and see if you can soften it up a bit. This is only for frosting cakes/cupcakes. If you are using it for a decorative frosting, use milk or water instead. I've been making frostings since I was 18 and have played with this recipe a lot. I found that the Cream adds this amazing flavor and consistency to the frosting. Hope it works out!
Italian Soda Recipe found HERE!
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