This weekend is my brother’s wedding. Those of you who follow me on Twitter or read my blog regularly may remember that I am baking their wedding cake – a small cake and lots of cupcakes, actually. As you can imagine, this week has been pretty busy for me, and the weekend will be no different!
Throughout the week I’ve been working on adding ivory ribbons to cupcake wrappers and decorating mini gum paste flowers. Now, today starts the baking frenzy. I’ve tried to keep up with blogging in the meantime, but things may be a bit slow around here for a little while next week as I do my best to get back into the swing of things.
In preparation, over the past few months, I’ve been trying lots of new cupcake and frosting recipes trying to find the perfect flavors for the wedding cake and cupcakes. So, I thought I’d share one of the frosting recipes with you today. This wasn’t a winning recipe for the wedding, but I thought it was pretty good. I used some butter rum extract from King Arthur Flour to jazz up a brown butter cream cheese frosting. It’s a great flavor combo for the holidays… If you like butter rum flavor, that is. The frosting has a definite rum flavor, which I like a lot. The frosting tends to steal the show, so it’s best paired with a simple flavored cake like a basic spice or vanilla. Continue Reading