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.

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