Friday, February 5, 2010

Something soft ~

Something soft, something sweet, something giving.  Can a cupcake be feminine?  Don't tell me otherwise, not today, pretty please.

Hummingbird cake ~ oh my, it's a sweet one.  A moist, dense, unique in flavor sweet one.   There are any number of recipes on the web to find, as there is with the frosting that covers the cake - cream cheese frosting.  I don't care for cream cheese frosting to be super sweet.  Some recipes taste more like sugar than cream cheese.  I'm jotting down one of my favorites.  I'm a baker.  I have more than one favorite sometimes.  I reserve the right to be fickle, forget, dismiss, rave about any current recipe I use.  

This is a very soft frosting, which will pipe very softly.  I would not recommend it for frosting a layer cake.

Cream cheese frosting ~

1 lb. cream cheese, at room temperature
3 oz. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla
5 1/4 cups powdered sugar, lightly spooned into the cup

  • Beat butter with the paddle attachment.
  • Add cream cheese a couple tablespoonfuls at a time until incorporated
  • Add vanilla
  • Add powdered sugar one cup at a time
Put in fridge for a couple hours or over night if you want this to be stiffer.  It will still pipe easily.




  1. Those cupcakes are such beauties. Almost look too good to eat! Cream cheese frosting is always my favorite and what I make most of the time now.Our recipes are very similar.

  2. Almost too pretty to eat:) Don't worry I could eat more then one!

  3. Those are lovely works of art.