Thursday, July 19, 2007

Patty-Cake, Patty-Cake

We're going to a little get-together tonight, so I made some cupcakes to bring for dessert. I'm excited to finally be meeting some wives and families of people in Dan's program, and I think the boys will be thrilled to play with some kids their age. The cupcakes are actually from a mix, but my mother-in-law taught me the secret to good cupcakes and muffins was to make sure that you barely stir the dry ingredients with the wet, so even though it's just a mix, the consistency once baked was great.

My little cupcake thief.

Anyone can pretty much tell that I love all things vintage, and now I have a vintage choclate frosting recipe to add to my collection of vintage things. My aunt, the one who sent me this apron, sent me the recipe below:
Melt these in saucepan :
2 Tbsp butter
2 sqares
unsweetened Baker's chocolate (2 ounces)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
A tiny pinch of salt
Mix, it will look lumpy and funny. Add 2 Tablespoons hot milk, slowly, you might not need that much, or you may need a little more. Mix, adding milk until frosting is of the consistancy that you want.

This is a recipe that I got when I was 12 years old, I used to send in for every free recipe book that I saw advertised in magazines, this one was in the Baker's chocolate recipe book.

I ended up melting a couple more tablespoons of butter to make it a little more buttery, but it came out great and I'll be using it again.


mamabean said...

Where did you get that blue plate?
It's beautiful. The cupcakes look yummy.

Flighty Girl said...

Thanks, it's a cake plate I got on clearence at Anthropologie a couple years ago. I got 6 matching dessert plates to go with it, but only 5 are still surviving.