Monthly Archives: January 2014

Butter Frosting

461985_3054544603086_1557485753_oWhen I make cupcakes, my default position for the icing is to use Butter Frosting.  I think is the partly because it’s really easy to make, but probably mostly because it’s so delicious!

Here is the basic recipe that I use for 2 dozen cupcakes.

Butter Frosting

Ingredients

150gm softened butter
3 C Icing Sugar
1-2 T hot water
Food coloring
Flavouring

Method

I beat the butter for a short while in my mixer, then add the icing sugar 1 cup at a time.  Be sure to really beat this (2-3 minutes minimum).  Add 1 tablespoon of water initially, then add more water if necessary.  Add your food coloring and flavour.  You are looking for a  ‘fluffy’ consistency.  It will be harder to pipe if it is too stiff.

If you want to be a little creative, you can divide the mixture in half and make two different colors.  Carefully place the frosting on only 1 side of the piping bag, then fill up the other side with the other color.  This can create a really great effect, as you can see with these cupcakes.

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Cute Bunny Booties

When I first started crocheting, I made a few blankets….nice easy pieces….which I thoroughly enjoyed.  Then I started getting more adventurous and decided to make some booties.  One of the first pairs that I made was adorable pink Bunny Booties.  The pattern was not too difficult…or so I thought.  I soon realized that one of the challenges with making booties is that you have to make two the same size….your tension, and every stitch had to be consistent.

Bunny BootteesWhilst I’m sure there was some really good learnings here, it was enough to put me off.  Below are the booties I made.  I’ve made one other pair, but have essentially hung up my ‘bootie hook’.

Of course the other irony, is after going through the pain of making these booties, no one I know has had a girl!  Everyone has been producing boys, and pink bunny booties just don’t seem right.  So now they are sitting in a drawer waiting for an owner.

I found the pattern for these here.