Monday, September 26, 2011

Butter cream Frosting. Happy birthday Son

My son's birthday was the beginning of the month and he requested cupcakes with blue and green swirl frosting. So I made my super easy, extra delicious 
Butter cream vanilla frosting. 

  • 3 cups confections’ sugar
  • 1 cup butter softened over night
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons whipping cream  
In a standing mixer equipped with the whisk, mix overnight soft butter and confection’s sugar. Mix on a low speed until blended then increase to medium and whisk for 3 minutes.
Add vanilla and cream and beat for another minute. Add more cream according to desired consistency
- you can get clear vanilla at most cooking stores if you want pure white frosting.
-make sure and whisk for the whole 3 minutes- it does make a difference.

(recipe card at end of post) 

This year he wanted a Mario Kart Wii birthday party, and he wanted to ride his bike. Which he just learned how to ride without training wheels!!!

  • The first thing I did was spray paint boxes gold and added numbers to create 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place platforms. I then found pictures on-line and printed them onto stickers and stuck them onto toothpicks and inserted into the cupcakes. 
  • With the extra spray paint I covered a $1 cup I found to look like the trophy. This made a perfect holder for the markers in which the kids used to decorate their own t-shirts. This way they could "choose" which character they were going to be. 
  • It was a hot day and hydration was needed. I created labels and printed them on sticker paper and wrapped them around water bottles.
  • I found gold coins, mushroom looking balloons, and yellow star candy to top off the decor. 
  • For give-away bags the kids got crazy straw water bottles, their decorated shirts, Mario stickers, and gold coins. 

A picture of the whole table. 

Next was the race track. It was very very windy so we had to do some heavy duty taping, which ruined the look of my decor a little.
I wanted to recreate a race track.  
  • We set up a starting line, and had laminated photos of the icons you get when you run over the question marks. The kids had a blast pretending that they had run over a bullet, star, mushroom, or lighting cloud. 
  • We also blew up posters of the characters on their vehicles so it looked like they were also involved in the race. 

The kids had a blast. They raced, raced, and raced some more. The cupcakes were a big hit and overall it was a great party. 

Happy 5th Birthday Son. Hope this is a great year!! 

Click to print recipe card. 

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mackyton said...

Amazing pictures from the party. Loved the decorations and the food arrangement, and thanks for sharing the recipe of your frosting. Your son must have enjoyed such a cool party. My boy will be turning 7 in a few days and I too am organizing a lovely party for him at a famous party venue in town.

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