Angry Birds Cupcakes

You may remember me talking about my little buddy, Cole (my bff’s son and my daughter’s bff). Today he turned 4! To celebrate, he came over and Mia, he and I made Angry Bird Cupcakes. I used Magnolia Bakery’s cupcake and icing recipe, which I have used before and I love. It is simple, easy, quick and tasty.

Recipe: Magnolia’s Vanilla Cupcakes

Recipe from Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups Self-Rising Flour
  • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter – softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs -room temperature
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line 2 (1/2 cup-12 capacity) muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  3. Mix together the two flours in a small bowl. Set aside.
  4. In the base of a Kitchen Aid mixer cream the butter until pale and fluffy.
  5. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  7. Add the flour in 3 parts, alternating with the milk and vanilla. Each time, beat until the ingredients are just incorporated.
  8. Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 way full with batter.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  10. Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove from the tins and cool completely on a wire rack before icing.

Recipe: Magnolia’s Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Recipe from Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter – softened
  • 6 – 8 cups Confectioners’ Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer, using whisk attachment, cream together on medium speed butter, 4 cups sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat about 3 to 5 minutes, until smooth and creamy.
  2. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough to spread well. You may not need to add all of the sugar.
  3. Separate frosting into smaller bowls and use food coloring (I like Wilton Icing Color paste) to get desired colors.
  4. Frost cupcakes and decorate.
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  1. Whitney Says:

    So yummy – thanks so much again! Nate was very happy to have his pig this afternoon when he got off the bus

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