A few weeks ago I baked a big batch of Vanilla cupcakes and decided to design them with a variety of different flavor profiles and looks. I love that some are bold and others less dramatic.
No matter what, the classic Vanilla Vanilla is always a winner.
I enjoy working with quality ingredients. These dependable staples can be counted on time and time again… flour, sugar, eggs, salt, butter….
I use clear and dark Mexican Vanilla …when I’m not using vanilla beans.
This pink is so pretty. Tinting a vanilla buttercream can really turn up the volume on a cupcake vying for the spotlight.
I love the way the blackberry mimics the center of the flower… same color petals/swirl with a dark center.
Vanilla and blackberry is a luscious combination.
Keeping things simple? Try a natural vanilla buttercream with an large open round tip. This is a go-to favorite.
The Homer Laughlin Fiesta Dinnerware mini-disc pitcher is just the right size to pair with a matching set of cupcakes.
And this Oreo Buttercream was the crowd favorite…I ran a handful of cookies through the food processor and poured the crumbs directly into the prepared vanilla buttercream. I kept adding until there was just enough crunch!
Even a few cupcakes bring joy.
Joy is certainly what my life partner and I experience.
Happy, joyous, and free describes a sober life.
Our people make me smile when they reach out… it’s magical.