Happy Birthday to our Sweet Mama

This Sunday is our beloved mom’s 70th birthday. We had grand plans for an epic celebration. That’s until a pandemic decided to get in our way. But our mom is way too important to us that we must celebrate her 70 years. So we’ve planned a virtual birthday party complete with decorations, games, and, of course, birthday cake. Extra special carrot cake cupcakes with floral bouquet frosting for our extra special mom.

Happy Birthday Mom. We think we turned out great. Thank you!

Ingredients

1 box of carrot cake mix, plus ingredients on the back of the box

Homemade cream cheese buttercream frosting dyed pink and orange

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup salted butter (2 sticks), at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Crisco
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 4 cups  powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons of almond milk

INSTRUCTIONS

First, cream the butter and Crisco in a mixing bowl. Mix on low speed for a couple of minutes until smooth and creamy. Add in the vanilla and cream cheese and mix again until very smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar until it’s all combined. It will be very stiff! Then begin adding milk until you reach the desired consistency for decorating.

Cupcake Directions

Make cupcakes according to the directions on the back of the box.

Decorated the cupcakes using a piping bag and frosting tips to look like a floral bouquet.

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