Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Buttercream Icing

Evie is completely obsessed with birthdays. One of her favorite pretend play activities is to put on a party hat, "make" a cake, and sing Happy Birthday. It doesn't matter if we pretend it's her birthday or someone else's - she just loves birthdays.

Since things have been so crazy lately, I promised Evie we could bake a real cake. The cake was from a mix, but I always make homemade icing. It's easy and so much better than what you buy at the store. Plus, you can customize the flavoring to match your cake - we used lemon. After a little time in the kitchen, we had a yummy treat to share with our neighbors.

Evie chose pink for the icing color, of course. In the future, we may need to learn how to make blue icing, in case her LITTLE BROTHER has a say!

Buttercream Icing
1 c unsalted butter
1 c Crisco
1 lb powdered sugar
1 Tbsp flavoring of choice

Mix together until completely incorporated, then whip at medium speed for several minutes, until light and fluffy.

Makes enough to frost one cake, and easily doubles.


Lisa hosts Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays over at Blessed with Grace. Visit her for more yummy recipes!


AudreyO said...

How fun to make your own icing. I've never done that.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I knew it!!! You are having a boy! Congrats to you all...

And I will have to bake a cake now...just so that I can make the frosting!

Anonymous said...

Yea a baby boy!! Congrats, Evie is so cute what a good mommy you are.

Heather said...

Yippee!! Cake and a boy! Good times.


Anonymous said...

A baby boy! So happy for you! *Lisa

Fiona said...

YAY! Wonderful news. We can talk about boy stuff! It's like girl stuff except not.

Evie is more like a "girl" every time you post. The baby is giving way to the child and it's lovely to see.

Alexandra said...

yeah for boys!!!!!! I am so excited for your family!

jennifer said...

how exciting! one of each!

i looooove my little boy. I know you will love being a boy mommy too!

Ruth said...

Way cool, a little Chris. Tell Chris we said Hi. Haven't seen you guys in so long.

Mary/Mommyof5! said...

Congratulations on your new little man! It's quite a ride!!

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

Baby blue - oh, I was so wrong! But that's awesome! You are going to have the sweetest little princess and the most adorable little prince around.

The Desperate Cook said...

I love buttercream icing and this recipe sounds great

Shari Baby said...

icing is my favorite thing ever.
yum yum yum.
maybe evie & i can make a cake together in december?? i would love that.