When I was planning Erin’s princess party I kept thinking that I wanted everything basically to be dainty, tiny finger foods. I wanted everything to have a delicate, princess-like quality. It is really Shiloh’s fault that I made these. You see Shiloh is a buttercream addict. Yes. It’s true.
Not only that but she increasingly requires sprinkles. On everything. We are planning an intervention.
Anyway. It was because of Shi that I thought about buttercream shots – tiny cups of Swiss buttercream with a tiny spoon and sprinkles. No cake. No crust. No cookies. Just buttercream and sprinkles. And a spoon.
They were a hit. In such a small amount it is perfectly rich and delicious – and not too much. Some of the more experienced sugar junkies among us were able to down several – but this should only be attempted by professionals.
I made three different flavors and colors. Lavender buttercream in lavender flavor, pink buttercream in raspberry, and white buttercream in an orange-vanilla-almond. I bought small, clear plastic cups and then attached Disney Princess stickers to them. The cups were probably meant for jello shots – but they worked great. Next to the cups were tiny spoons, about the size of caviar spoons – but made from plastic.
Then I used a decorating bag and a tube to fill each cup about halfway – I would imagine it was a tablespoon or less of the buttercream. Added sprinkles and they were ready to go. I made them the night before and they were just fine on the day of the party. I’d leave them at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving to allow them to get creamy.
Do not use the more common American buttercream for this – the type made with confectioners. It will be too cloyingly sweet and coat your tongue and you will think I have lost my mind and I will get hate comments and scathingly nasty emails.
Please don’t. The buttercream recipe I used is the Party Cake Buttercream and substituted different flavorings for the lemon.
So, for your next dainty tea, princess party or PMS sugar craving ? Try these.
Here are some plastic shot glasses and spoons -