Since we were hosting a birthday sale this past weekend, I couldn’t resist whipping up some cute mini cupcakes to offer our firefly fans. I’ve always been a box cake girl, but when it comes to frosting I usually turn to my grandma’s recipe.
If you’re not a fan of super sweet or thick frosting this recipe is for you! In my opinion the texture of this tasty topping is quite divine and it’s just sweet enough to compliment the cake flavor. (as many of our firefly fans can attest to!)
Here’s what you need:
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons of flour
1/2 cup Crisco
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
First, heat the milk and flour on the stove and stir constantly until it thickens. Let cool completely. (I often put the pan in the freezer or fridge to speed up the cooling process)
Next, mix the Crisco, butter, sugar and vanilla. Once creamed, add the cooled flour and milk mixture and beat on high until fluffy. Spread on your favorite cake and enjoy!
Inspired by our recent diy birthday decoration post, I decided to add some cuteness to our platter of pretty cupcakes. I often do things on a whim so I managed to scrounge up some kabob sticks in the back of one of my kitchen drawers, pulled out some washi tape and stole some dental floss from our bathroom to make these party pennants.
It really was an easy project to pull off and definitely turns up the festivity dial a bit…. which got me thinking to do something similar with toothpicks.
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