This colorful cupcakes went to a two years old baby girl for her birthday party :) And they had to match a great theme of the party which was The Masha and the Bear :) It was really great fun to bake for this occasion!
The cupcakes were not only very funny but also veeeery tasty! The moist, flavorful and aromatic muffin made a perfect match with the delicate, vanilla mascarpone frosting :) Just delicious!!
For the muffins:
makes approx 12-15 muffins
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- pinch of salt
- 3/4 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 120g butter, very soft
- 100g desiccated coconut
For the frosting:
- 250g cream cheese (I used mascarpone)
- 1/2 cup powder sugar
- 16 gr vanilla sugar
- 150g butter, soft
- Food coloring. I've used red mixed with a bit of blue, and green but you can use whatever color you like :)
Preheat the oven to 180°C and place 12-14 paper cases into muffin tins.
For the muffins: Beat butter with sugar and a pinch of salt, add eggs, milk and whisk all together. Add flour, baking powder and coconut and whist until combined. Remember that the mixture doesn’t have to be perfectly pale :) Evenly divide the mixture between the paper cases. Remember to fill the cases only 2/3 of their height because they like to grow :) Bake approximately 25 minutes and leave to cool down.
For the frosting: With a mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter when it combines add sugars and beat until combined and smooth. Divide the frosting in 2 parts adding to each of them a different color, mix until combined. Frost the cooled cupcakes as desired. I piped them with a piping bag using Wilton's 1M tip.
Ready to be delivered :-)
And that is how they matched the great Masha and the Bear party that was designed by Perfect Packages