Charis’s Pink and Purple Birthday Cupcakes

Today we celebrated Charis’s 3rd birthday with a casual gathering at the P’s house.

Here are the cupcakes that I made for her. Her mom mentioned that earlier today she wasn’t hungry and that she just wanted a cupcake!

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Hello Kitty Cupcakes

My niece turned 8 yesterday, the same day as my dad.  To celebrate, we went to Dave and Busters for dinner and had Mich’lae’s Hello Kitty Cupcakes for dessert.

Vanilla cupcakes (Duncan Hines)

Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)

Hello Kitty Holders (CaraMia Store)

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Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

1 block cream cheese (room temperature)

1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature)

1 cup confectioner’s sugar

1 tsp pure Madagascar vanilla extract

Mix ingredients in order listed above in a mixer.  (I use a Kitchen Aid with the paddle.)  Add food coloring or color gel. Add to container or decorating bag with icing tip and decorate.

Fall Cupcakes

Tonight I wanted to make cupcakes for fall…so here they are!  I used the leftover orange coloring gel and added nerds on top.

These cupcakes are made with Betty Crocker’s Devil’s food cake mix, and Martha Stewart ‘s Cream Cheese frosting.