Vanilla Vanilla Cupcakes

• 29 April 2009
























This week I needed to come up with a fun party favor for a baby shower I co-hosted. I agonized over what to create before finally deciding on cupcakes. I know, I know...I always make cupcakes :) To their credit though, people always enjoy them and a little bit o' homemade goodness will never be turned down or tossed in the junk drawer.

I placed the cupcakes in my favorite packaging--little white takeout boxes--and tied a fuchsia ribbon around the wire handle. Very simple. Next time I'll add a cute tag or something too.

It seems like vanilla cupcakes are always a crowd-pleaser (who doesn't like vanilla?) so I opted for the basic, but delicious, combo "Vanilla Vanilla". I made the Magnolia Bakery vanilla cupcake recipe and then used the Sprinkles vanilla buttercream recipe on top. I liked the combination a lot and will definitely put it on "repeat".

p.s. You can find self-rising flour near the all-purpose flour at your local grocery store.

9 comments:

lahmode said...

I would have to say....who doesn't like chocolate! I'm not a fan of vanilla but those cupcakes look SO tempting!

Jessica said...

You can also "make" self-rising flour by mixing 1 cup all-purpose flour with 1 teaspoon of baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt. These cupcakes look delicious!

Lindsey said...

I can't wait to make these!

Jessica = thanks for the tip on how to make self-rising flour...one less thing to buy :)

Bethany said...

What a fantastic party favor idea. Love it. I'll definitely remember this for the next shower I host.

Melissa said...

Fabulous idea! I love the simplicity and thoughtfulness of this gift.

{lovely little things} said...

Yum Yum Yum!

Jill said...

These look great - but I have to ask: how do you get the cupcake liners to be so visible? I just made a batch with adorable liners, but the dampened batter darkened the paper and you could hardly see the design! I thought about doubling up before cooking (adding a second liner afterward doesn't work at all)?

Thanks!

jen jafarzadeh said...

vanilla, vanilla. delicious, delicious!

stephmodo said...

Jill, I didn't do anything special to make the cupcake liners show. I bet the light-colored batter helped though! Good luck!

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