Slowly, but surely…

I made cupcakes tonight. Just from a box mix, but my plan was to make them poke cupcakes and add some cream soda.

I also (for the first time EVER) ad-libbed a recipe, taking the champagne frosting I made on New Years Eve and subbing the champagne with some cream soda. The frosting came out a wee bit gritty, but it tastes freaking AMAZING so I’m using it, anyway.

In case anyone is interested in the recipe:

  • 3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter – room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cream soda

With electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter on low until blended, then for another two minutes on medium.
Add vanilla and soda. Beat on medium for another minute.

I wasn’t sure why it was a bit gritty, so I looked it up online and the consensus seems to be that I used too much liquid, or mixed the liquid in too fast. This is entirely possible, since I was just winging it and I am, as of yet, a total amateur.

I just poked one cupcake thus far because the soda didn’t soak in the way I’d hoped… so I’m waiting for Kelly to get home and taste it before poking the other 11.