TO THE ZOO! German Day at the MN Zoo on Wednesday and so we are working on animals in German…again…like we did last year…and we have another project. So when the idea came up of bringing in cupcakes for part of my groups project I totally was like “I’m on it!” And so we became over achievers.

So my group decided to do our on animals from the Arctic…well sort of…penguins don’t actually live in the Arctic *coughkayleecough* So I’ve made pretty blue snowy arctic themed cupcakes for class tomorrow. I made a lot of them-over 50, with Kaylee’s help though of course!

And not only did we make cupcakes…we made pretty blue and white swirled cupcakes.

So we have some white batter

And we have some blue batter

And we swirled the batter together

And we baked them!

Frosted with a pretty blue buttercream and sprinkled with pretty snowflakes and pearl sprinkles.

Recipe:

Scale: 3

Cupcakes:

-1 Cup of Sugar

-1 3/4 Cups of Cake Flour

-1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder

-1/2 teaspoon of baking soda

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1/4 Cup of butter

-2 Eggs

-1/3 Cup sour cream

-1/4 Cup oil (vegetable or canola)

-1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

-2/3 Cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 F

2. In a bowl mix together the cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar.

3. Mix together the butter and the dry ingredient mixture in a mixer.

4. In another bowl mix together the eggs, sour cream, oil, and vanilla until combined.

5. Add the egg mixture into the mixer (with the dry ingredients and butter) and mix until combined.

6. Slowly add the milk, it will be a thin batter but thats ok.

7. Fill the cupcake liners 1/2 to 3/4 full and bake for 15 minutes.

8. Frost and Enjoy

Recipe adapted from: http://www.cupcakeproject.com/2011/09/ultimate-vanilla-cupcake-test-baked-by.html

Frosting:

-3/4 cup shortening

-2 1/2 Sticks of butter

-6 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

-3 tablespoons of milk

-2 teaspoons of vanilla

1. Mix together the butter and shortening

2. Slowly add in powdered sugar

3. Add milk and vanilla

4. Continue to mix until light and fluffly

Note: This is a fairly large batch of frosting and it can easily be halved.

Enjoy!

And Yay!! Finally have my very first blog post! Woohoo

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