Saturday, July 03, 2010

Birthdays, birthdays....

July is a big birthday month for my family so cupcakes are the order of the day. I finally found a wonderful little recipe for the best frosting to pipe onto cupcakes.  It's called Magnolia's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting and it's not only pretty and sets up beautifully, but it tastes good too.  Thank you, Thimbleanna, for sharing this recipe with me.  As you can see, I added a half cup of cocoa to my frosting to make chocolate, as requested by the sons. This weekend our youngest two are 20 and 18.  Love on your kids like crazy because before you know it, they are all grown up and living their own lives. Smooches to my boys!

Addendum:  Thimbleanna told me that when she makes this frosting, she only uses 1/3 cup of milk rather than the full 1/2 cup.  She says she thinks it works better especially when the temperature and humidity are high.


  1. Happy Birthday to your boys! The time sure does fly, doesn't it? The cupcake looks delicious. I will have to check out the icing recipe. Chocolate is my favorite.

  2. It IS birthday month at your house! Happy Birthday S. and J. Those cupcakes look de-lish.


  3. Happy Birthday to your boys! And thank YOU for telling me how I can turn that recipe into one for chocolate frosting!

  4. Oh, darn! I wish you lived closer so I could bring over my cupcake stand. When I bought it a couple of years ago, April (dil) said, "Are we going to have cupcakes for all the birthdays and everything else, because you like using that cupcake stand?" It's so handy!
    Happy Birthday to the sweet boys. I love my boys, too. I'm so thankful that our Jeff is around for the time being. I adore everything about him and they DO grow up too fast. I'm so glad mine are all driving distance from their mama. Have a happy fourth, good friend!

  5. Those cupcakes look great! My daughte always wants cupcakes instead of a cake. Happy Birthday to the boys and Happy 4th!


  6. Pom Pom, I DO have a cupcake stand. Mine is not "pretty," but it is very functional and does the job of holding 24 cupcakes. It's a Wilton plastic stand that totally comes apart for storage. We like cupcakes for birthdays and other things too.


  7. Yummy...delish! happy birthday to your two boys! Where does the time go??


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