After a little jeep crisis, I went to Ames to spend the afternoon with my little cousin. I made her tie-dye cupcakes for her birthday, and after she ate them she said I should be on Cupcake Wars.
So, I told her I would come over and we would have our own cupcake war during Spring Break.
So we made some chocolate cupcakes with my grandma's favorite 7 minute frosting. My grandma puts this on all of the cakes she makes... And it tastes like fluffy marshmallow cream.
We also painted some adorable bird houses. I bought these for $1 at JoAnne's right before I headed to Ames. Great buy!
My cousin's is on the right. I personally think hers ROCKS. I love the clouds on the roof!
But anyway... back to the cupcakes.
Just made a simple chocolate cupcake. I can't even remember where we got the recipe. But any chocolate cupcake works with this white 7 minute frosting.
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- 4 egg whites, room temperature
- 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Put all of the ingredients except the vanilla in a double boiler and whip with a handheld mixer for seven minutes. I didn't time it, but I think it might have been a little longer than 7 minutes.
It will be light and fluffy. Add the vanilla and some food coloring.
Swirl the good stuff on!
Nom nom. These were tasty.