Monday, May 24, 2010

Birthday & Cupcakes

My youngest is now 15! When exactly did this happen? Wasn't it just last month that he was my itty bitty (under) 3 pound baby? Wow time flies!

Our family met at Red Robbin restaurant to celebrate Nathan’s birthday. It was so nice to have everyone there. We had dinner and then the Hi Hat cupcakes I made for the celebration (more on this later). Nathan had a wonderful time and received some nice things for his birthday.

Thank you everyone for making this a nice day for Nathan.



Now for the cupcakes. The recipe is from Martha Stewart, who I understand used the recipe in the "Cupcakes!" cookbook. I found the marshmallow like frosting to be far to sweet. It is basically a very sweet version of a 7 minute frosting. Following the original recipe you will find my recommended changes.

I would use the following frosting recipe (or your favorite 7 minute frosting recipe):

Marshmallow Cream Frosting

Ingredients:

1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
2 egg whites
1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow creme
1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
In top of double boiler, combine sugar, water, and egg whites. Cook over simmering water, beating until soft peaks form.

Add marshmallow creme; beat until stiff peaks form. Remove from heat; beat in vanilla.

The chocolate coating can also be done with melting chocolate which will give it a harder shell that will not melt to the touch.