So remember, I mentioned that I had baked cupcakes for Josh? Well instead, I decided to give those cupcakes to Kathleen. Apparently most people really like it, and it was pretty fun to pipe again and make icing by hand. So to get started...
1/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon soda
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a mixing bowl, combine boiling water, shortening, sugar, and cocoa.
Beat until sugar is dissolved.
Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with the beaten egg, sour cream, and vanilla.
Fill greased and lightly floured cupcake cups about half full.
Bake at 350° for 25 minutes.
So they all came out =)
I made icing by hand.
3 to 4 cups confections sugar
1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperatue
3 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream.
I kinda just mixed them all together, and I added more heavy cream until I got it to a consistency I liked that was pipable, but also speadable.
AND now piped on the beautiful cupcakes