Friday, March 22, 2013

Vanilla Bean Cupcakes With Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Another year, another Paddy's day gone. I spent the weekend with family and friends eating,drinking,singing and laughing. It was one of the best Paddy's Day for a while. Hope you all had a great weekend too!

My Parents,sister and her boyf were over in Cheltenham (that's horse racing for all you people, like myself,who haven't a clue!) so I whipped up some vanilla bean cupcakes and vanilla cream cheese frosting for their return. Thinking that obviously some of these would see St.Patrick's day (the next day) I went with some green,white and gold/orange sprinkles. These being homemade sprinkles they were all different sizes and chunks but for a first attempt I was pretty happy.

My sister did make the comment that the orange looked like grated cheese ha ha, which I'd actually have to agree with but one did not have orange food colouring on hand. Bitta red,bitta yellow..kaboom! Orange!... but because of soo much food colouring the orange is slightly chunkier. I'm putting this into the lesson learnt file.I got this fab idea from the lovely Janine over on Sugarkissed. If you want to venture into sprinkle making (which I recommend you try) head on over and check it out. So simple, yet effective!

I looooove cream cheese frosting. They are my all time favourite frosting, well that I have tasted so far!

Recipe for Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting



  • 450g cream cheese, softened  
  • 125g butter, softened  
  • 250g sieved icing sugar  
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 



In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Do not just throw all ingredients in together, it tends to go really runny. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the icing sugar. Store in the refrigerator.

I actually used an extra tsp of vanilla and added some cream to balance it out, it was divine!


Just a quick little note..... Those of you who follow me on twitter and instagram will have noticed I'm baking but not blogging. I have no excuses for this except for pure and utter laziness. I do apologise to each and every one of you. Sooweeeeeee!!

Shirley x


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Shirley x