Eats: Cream Cheese Frosting

11:01 AM

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Cupcakes! Are cupcakes still all the rage and whatnot right now? I had originally planned on baking a cake to take over to a dinner party this past weekend, but went with cupcakes instead. Just easier to divide up at the end of the night and all that jazz. Sorry/not sorry for the overabundance of cupcake pics.

Anywho. I have yet to master cupcake batter, the one attempt I made resulted in them exploding all over the oven. So, I just used a boxed mix. And lots of sprinkles.

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4 ounces unsalted butter (vegan butter works too), softened.
4 ounces cream cheese, softened. 
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and butter until it is well mixed. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until it is smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla, mix, and you are good to go. Owls are optional, but, they look pretty sweet.

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  1. Ooh, these are too cute! I have a weakness for cream cheese frosting - I can literally eat it by the spoonful out of the container! :P

    xx

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  2. Those look adorable, and delicious.
    -Lauren

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  3. Cupcakes are always acceptable, and those look cute. :)

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  4. in my head, cream cheese frosting can make anything better. anything.

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  5. These look SO GOOD! and cute too! Thanks for sharing, I didn't get to eat them but they brightened my day :)

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  6. sara, i thought those were the cutest! LOL i love red velvet and cream cheese frosting. yummmmmmmmmm
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  7. Oh..those OWL toppers are adorable!

    Cool about the cupcakes...speaking of which I need new cupcake tins.

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  8. Awesome recipe! MUST TRY! These look like they'd be gone at the dinner party!

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Talk nerdy to me.