A Tale of Two Frostings

My friend Sam has a gig/bake sale tonight with his band the Uncertain Sea.  Check ’em out at the Meadowlark at 8pm!

A bake sale to raise money for their trip to Austin for the SXSW next weekend. I made some of the Guinness Cupcakes to help the cause.

 

Sam requested Red Velvet Frosting so this is what I came up with…

 

Red Velvet Frosting

 

8 oz. cream cheese

1/2 c. unsalted butter cut into chunks

1/2 t. vanilla extract

2 c. powdered sugar

2 t. hershey’s unsweetened cocoa

1/4 t. red gel food coloring

 

Whip it all up in a stand mixer with the whisk attached and pipe it on.

 

To make them really fancy I dipped them in white sanding sugar.

To give these cupcakes some variety I put bourbon buttercream frosting on some…

 

Bourbon Buttercream Frosting

 

2 c. powdered sugar

1/2 c. unsalted butter cut into chunks

3 T. Maker’s Mark Bourbon

1 T. whipping cream

 

Whip it all up in a stand mixer with the whisk attached and pipe it on.

 

I dipped these in gold sugar cupcake gems by Betty Crocker.

 

Go buy some tonight at the Meadowlark and support your local musicians!

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