Friday, August 13, 2010

come rain or come shine

This weekend I have one goal and one goal only...that is to bake cupcakes with really good frosting. How important is the frosting/icing to the cupcake? Its probably the most important part of the whole cupcake. Recently thanks to the Food Network's Cupcake Wars i have been a little bit mesmerized by cupcakes and i cant seem to get one in Miami that i really like. Yes ive tried Michas (a little too much for me). I don't like cupcakes are too sweet or too complicated i like the simple classics. Recently on the show The Best Thing I Ever Ate, they had a classics themed episode. One of the Food Network stars chose cupcakes as their classic from a bakery called Butter Lane. It struck a cord with me because the chef lady used French Buttercream Icing. Hmmm just saying that "French Buttercream Icing" it sounds so delicious. So I've found a recipe for this French Buttercream Icing and im making it this weekend come rain or come shine. The cupcakes i will be making from a box mix, sorry people im not the best baker. Baby steps... Cooking i can do, but baking i never seem to get it right. Here's all the info.

Best Thing I Ever Ate Link:

ButterLane Website:

We think of it as cupcakes for grownups.
At Butter Lane we offer both French and American buttercream icing. What's the difference? French buttercream is made with egg whites, butter and granulated sugar, while American buttercream is made with confectioners sugar and butter. The French is more like a meringue while the American is like the familiar icing we all know.

French Butterceam Recipe:,1946,FOOD_9936_32891_RECIPE-PRINT-FULL-PAGE-FORMATTER,00.html

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