This post comes courtesy of Miss Gabi and Mr. Lah’s Speech Class. Her assignment was to do a demonstration speech and she chose ‘How to Frost a Cupcake’. Can I just say YUM?
I had to write a note to her teacher so that he knew she made them without any help. Of course, I couldn’t just leave it at ‘Yes, she did it all herself’. Me? No. I also added ‘Feel free to give her another food assignment’!
The inventor of this Best Snack EVER is my sister Carol. She is a woman of many talents; cake decorator, painter of pictures, stained glass art creator, house and yard decorator, baker of amazing cookies, caregiver, great Mom, and yes, everyone loves her. I hate her. Just kidding. I admire her – always have and always will!
It was in her cake decorating that she came up with the idea of using the extra frosting by putting some between graham crackers. Her sons and I thoroughly enjoyed her extra frosting creations. And now you can too!
For the frosting for Gabi’s cupcakes, she used a fantastic recipe courtesy of the Food Network’s website and creator Gale Gand. I hope you like it as much as we did:
Quick Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
3 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 to 2 tablespoons whipping cream
In a standing mixer fitted with a whisk, mix together sugar and butter.
Mix on low-speed until well blended and then increase speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and continue to beat on medium speed for 1 minute more, adding more cream if needed for spreading consistency.
Now for the tough part…to frost a cake or a use it all as snacks. Hmmm…
I vote for the snacks.
Set up your station with your bowl of frosting and your pack of graham crackers, now grab your graham crackers, break them in half and slather (technical term) some frosting on half. Use the other half to top off your creation.
We’ve discovered that the best beverage selections to complement your creation are either a glass of milk (our choice of beverage when her sons and I were younger), or a glass of wine (for us now in the ‘over 21’ category).
Ready, set, EAT! Yummmmmmmy!
I hope you enjoy your treats as much as we did!
ps…As you can see Miss Gabi added food coloring and made rainbow frosting. I wish I’d taken a picture of her cupcakes, they were beautiful!