As we're waiting for the final verdict on December's Cupcake Hero challenge, I thought I'd post about these cupcakes that my daughter and I made shortly before we left the US. What makes these cupcakes extra special is that they were completely made up by my 4-year-old daughter.
One night as I was putting her to bed she told me she wanted to make her own cupcake. I asked her what kind of cupcake did she want to make. She said she wanted a vanilla cake, pink raspberry frosting, a cherry on top and a piece of white chocolate. I promised her I'd help her make them.
And later, we made her cupcake together. They ended up being incredibly cute, don't you think? The recipe is made up of Billy's vanilla cupcakes, a basic vanilla buttercream that has been tinted pink with red gel and flavored with LorAnn raspberry flavoring from Bake It Pretty, and topped with a maraschino cherry and a shard of Ghirardelli vanilla bean white chocolate. The cupcake liner is also from Bake It Pretty.
In case you're wondering why I didn't use real raspberries to flavor the frosting it is because I have realized that raspberries actually turn frosting purple, and my daughter wanted pink frosting, so I had to artificially flavor and color it.
It was a fun experience for my daughter to see her cupcake brought to life, and for me it was a great moment to realize how creative she is!