We went to a wedding last weekend that served cupcakes, yum yum so guess I was in the mood for MORE...
I found an interesting recipe for Vanilla frosting...using a real vanilla bean.
It's actually REALLY easy. I made cupcakes with yellow cake mix but this would have tasted even better with a spice cake or gingerbread!
(oh and I cut the recipe in half.. except for using the WHOLE inside of the vanilla bean)
Real Vanilla Bean Frosting
4 sticks of softened butter
4 C powdered sugar
1/2 to the inside of a vanilla bean (leave out if you want pure white... but defeats the whole purpose of Real Vanilla frosting)
Beat icing for 5=7 minutes
here's a picture of me scraping the 'stuff' out of the middle of the bean.
and here they are .. and yes there are little flakes but I think it adds to the beauty. I got rave reviews from everyone I gave them to (you don't think I would eat them all MYSELF do you?)
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