Let me start off by saying I am very happy with how the cupcakes look on my tower. The birthday girl’s reaction was adorable. She truly had a surprised look on her face and brought her hand to her chest as to say “oh my goodness.” She just turned 3yrs old this week so I am just adding the caption to go along with her facial expression and body language. My friend was surprised and excited to see how everything turned out.
Now on to the cupcakes themselves…..cookies n’ cream and plain vanilla. I was able to get a small taste of the cookies n’ cream one and it was good. Not amazing….delicious or anything that would make my heart skip a beat…they were simply okay. The kids and parents alike seemed to enjoy them but I on the other hand was a bit dissapointed. The recipe comes from Jen of Beantown Baker. I was excited to make them as many people raved about them both on Jen’s blog and on Annie’s Eats. Maybe something went wrong at some point or maybe they my taste buds simply weren’t fans. Ultimately the important thing is everyone else seemed to enjoy them and they looked super cute! Please go here to see Jen’s recipe….you’ll likely be with the majority and fall in love with these cupcakes.
On to the vanilla cupcakes….these I definitely did not like. In my opinion these cupcakes were very dense….not light and airy as expected. The recipe comes from Joy of Baking as does the buttercream frosting I used to top both of the cupcakes. Jen paired her cookies n’ cream cupcakes with a cream cheese frosting but I opted for the flavor 3 yr olds may be more accustomed to, which luckily turned out well. You can check out both the vanilla cupcake and frosting recipe here.