Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Luau Cupcakes

My girlfriends and I recently hosted a bridal shower for our friend Kristy.
We decided on a Luau theme and it was so fun!
I was in charge of the cupcakes, so I decided to frost them with her wedding colors of Kelly Green and Orange.  I added a few pink ones as well, because you know how I love pink!
I decorated them with little umbrellas for our luau theme.  Bekka's mom also brought us some hibiscus flowers to use, which really added a nice touch. 

My Go-To Buttercream Frosting Recipe

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
6 - 8 cups confectioner's sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 - 3 T milk or whipping cream

Place the butter in a large mixing bowl.  Add 4 cups of the sugar and then the milk and vanilla. 
With an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes on medium speed.
Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition, until the frosting is a good spreading consistency.  Frosting can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


  1. such a cute bridal shower idea! the cupcakes look awesome:-)

  2. Oh my goodness, your entire cupcake display is adorable! What a great idea!!

  3. Very nice! How sweet of you guys.

  4. I've been reading your blog for a little while now but have never commented. I just wanted you to know that your beautiful and creative cupcake creations have inspired me to start making some too. I've made your oreo cupcakes and strawberry cupcakes and last night for the first time I made your Go-To Buttercream Frosting and it came out perfectly! It is delicious. Thanks for inspiring me! :)


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