Buttercream frosting is one label for a variety of ingredients and flavors. It can be difficult for the novice baker (and even the experienced baker) to figure out what is best in a particular situation. Although one baker may prefer one over the other, the truth is that each has it’s own strengths and weaknesses. One may be perfect for one cake and yet a total failure in another situation.
Knowing what the ingredients are for each type, how they are made, and what the strengths and weaknesses are can help you to have a successful (and delicious) cake in any situation. Continue reading
If someone says the word, “Dublin” to you you probably think of Ireland. Right?
Well y’all, ’round here we know that Dublin is in Texas. More importantly Dublin is the home of Dr. Pepper. Yeah, Buddy.
In fact you can get Dublin Dr. Pepper here that is made with pure cane sugar rather than corn syrup and it is amazing. I used to be addicted to Dr. Pepper as a teen and twenty-something. Eventually I moved on to other things like
ice water but I found that the Dr. Pepper gene was passed on to 6/8ths of my children.
We are a close family, always have been. The kids are friends (mostly) and they happen to like me (most of the time). We do try to get together often for family feasts, although we have not done that in awhile due to circumstances beyond our control this past weekend the tradition was reinstated. And..I wanted something special.
I made the French Vanilla cupcakes again because that recipe is rockin’. I thought I would try a Dr. Pepper Swiss Buttercream. Continue reading
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Key lime and lavender is a bright, tangy combination and when added to buttercream it is fresh and perfect for spring. I used it on the French Vanilla cupcakes but it would be great on any citrus or white chocolate cake as well.
In order to get the flavor of the lavender you must infuse it into the key lime. This takes about 30 minutes. The key lime juice will exact the flavor from the lavender buds but will also extract color and may turn a little pink. Continue reading