Buttercream Goodness

Oh, cupcakes, the perfect dessert. Individually portioned into the perfect size, ideal icing to cake ratio, perfect for sharing, and when it comes to flavors, the possibilities are endless!

Take buttercream for example, always a crowd pleaser, how could it not be when it marries two dessert champions like butter and cream? But did you know you can make delicious and innovative variations on this classic icing? Not all of us can be Martha Stewarts in the kitchen, but most of us can follow a recipe.

Get inspired and spruce up a classic vanilla cupcake with one of these creative and delicious spins!

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Cinnamon Roll Frosting

There’s something so promising about a simple vanilla cupcake. It not only stands on its own as a delectable treat, it’s also a perfect base for any flavor of frosting you can think of. And these cupcakes… they’re all about the frosting.

I love cinnamon rolls, almost as much as I love cupcakes. So why not combine the two? You could go crazy and find a recipe for a cinnamon roll cupcake base (I bet the brown sugar cupcakes from a few weeks ago would also suffice quite well), but I felt like pairing such a rich frosting with something more subdued. Try these and you’ll agree––sometimes vanilla is just what you need.

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