The frosting looks and tastes like light fluffy clouds. It really will become your favorite frosting and you will be wondering where it’s been all your life.
It’s been in heaven.
Sometimes (oftentimes) the best things come by mistake. Like the way I frosted these cupcakes. I was just messing around in Leigh Anne’s kitchen one day and before I knew it I looked at the cupcake in my hand, and it looked like a cloud. Who would have thought?
- 8 oz cream cheese cold (right from the fridge) and don't use low-fat
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
- 1 pint heavy whipping cream cold (right from the fridge)
1. Using a whisk attachment on your stand mixer, beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Scrape down the bowl as needed.
2. With the mixer on slow, add vanilla and heavy whipping cream and beat until stiff peaks form.
3. Pipe onto vanilla (or rainbow!) cupcakes with a large circle tip starting in the center and movie outward to create little "mounds." Feel free to practice on the bottom of a cup until you like how they look. To keep with my St. Patrick's theme, I put a little gold coin in some of the clouds.
Here’s a video I made of HOW to actually make the frosting:
Here’s a video I made of how to PIPE the frosting out:
Start with a COLD mixing bowl. (Just run the outside of the bowl under cold water for 10 seconds.)
Plus the powdered sugar…
Whip it until it’s smooth. Sometimes you’ll have to break up the cream cheese with your spatula first to get it going…
Add the vanilla and heavy whipping cream.
Here’s where you start to wonder if this is really going to be frosting…
Whip, whip! Ahh… there’s the frosting!
Large circle tip!
You COULD make your vanilla cupcakes rainbow by dying them colors and then put a chocolate gold coin in the clouds because Leprechauns always find gold at the end of rainbows!
Confession: I ate this frosting with strawberries for dinner. It was incredible.
The gorgeous greaseproof liners are from Sweets & Treats!