Monday, February 25, 2013

Nothing Screams PARTY like Champagne Cupcakes!

What could be more perfect than champagne cupcakes?! For all you fun lovers out there, this recipe is definitely worth trying. Here's what you'll need:

Champagne cupcakes:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sparkling wine

Champagne Buttercream Frosting:
3-3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-4 tablespoons sparkling wine

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake pan with paper or foil liners

In a large bowl, beat sugar and butter together until light and fluffy

Add your 2 eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Then add vanilla

In a separate bowl, combine all your dry ingredients:
flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and set aside

Now comes the fun part =)

In a small bowl, mix sour cream and champagne together
I substituted my sour cream with buttermilk and butter, worked out great

Alternate adding dry mixture and champagne mixture beginning and ending with the dry.
You'll get a nice looking batter like above!

To make these champagne cupcakes extra special, I used these adorable cupcake liners given to me by a friend. You peel the liner off the cupcake as if they are petals on a flower, very cute!

Getting ready to pop them in the oven...

Here it is! Light, fluffy, a little sweetness from the champagne
I found it a little difficult to frost the cupcake using these cupcake liners, 
being that my piping techniques are not the best!
If you have that problem too,carefully spread icing with a butter knife 

All ready for the party!

As you can see, I am still obsessed with the edible glitter hearts I bought from Michael's
They really just add something extra and cute!

Hope you guys had a great weekend and enjoyed this post! Will be back soon with more fun stuff! xo

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