October 18, 2006

Vanilla to Chocolate Icing

3 cups confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup milk, at room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/3 to 1/2 cup cocoa
In a large bowl, cream together the vanilla, butter and sugar. Add milk, beat until spreading constancy. Frost as many cupcakes as you want to be vanilla. Add the cocoa to the icing (adjust the amount to how many cupcakes you have iced, if you have iced a lot, use less cocoa) and beat until throughly mixed. Ice remaining cupcakes.
frosts 12-8 cupcakes
My thoughts:
I made these cupcakes for my friend Shayne who not only created my online shop, but came over today to show me how to update it myself and fixed my sewing machine. She knew she wanted yellow cake but the hitch was that she liked chocolate icing and her husband likes vanilla. So I created this icing that can please everyone. Make it vanilla, frost some cupcakes then add the cocoa and frost the rest. It tastes fabulous in either incarnation.