Sunday, September 25, 2011

Frost your cups week!

SO lets talk about frosting our cups and mammograms my friend.

This week I decided to  have a frost your cups week, ending with a prize of everything you need to tell 6 friends to go get a mammogram in the month of October. Breast cancer awareness month! I have put together a sweet little kit of decorations, liners and a recipe card with a bonnie recipe of mine and 6 acetate boxes with ribbon so you can complete your mission. I think this prize 7 people win. *grins*
Okay so I am going to tell you how you can frost your cups seven different ways and leave you with a recipe each day. What you need to do is comment here and then go put your photo up in our Sweet Cuppin Cakes Flickr gallery. We love our members and you can join in the love. 

Frosting for tea time:
What better frosting to bring than a green tea frosted cupcake all dolled up in a pink reminder liner.
Green Tea Frosting
4 teaspoons high quality green tea powder (it must be the powder, I use rishi tea, Genmai Green Tea Powder
4-5 tbsp whole milk or heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla
Heat the milk, dissolve green tea powder and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and set aside for at least one hour. I make mine the day before and put in fridge.
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 - 3 cups powdered sugar
Beat the butter until super light and fluffy about 5 minutes. Slowly incorporate the powdered sugar into the butter until you no longer can without adding liquid. It will be creamy and spreadable but very stiff. Now start adding your green tea milk, you should use it all and keep beating until very fluffy. At this point you can pipe using a 1M Wilton tip in a disposable liner or you can fold in 3 tbsp whipped topping and frost cupcakes with an offset spatula. The green colour in this frosting is simply gorgeous with pink! 

Decorate with pretty little pink beads or ribbons of even a small DIY topper. My recipe for pink velvet cupcakes to come October 1st, so keep an eye out! Please make sure to sign our new guestbook!

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