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FROZEN CUPCAKES/ Frozen Fever



Frozen is everywhere. The icy movie about family, love and magic is a gigantic hit. Little girls emulate the sibling princesses Elsa and Anna and little boys go nuts over Olaf, Sven, Kristoff and Hans. After the release of the popular movie last spring stores could not keep the merchandise on the shelves: princess dresses, tiaras, dolls, sheets, dishes, storybooks, etc. After seeing it in the theater my nieces and nephews have watched the DVD dozens of times.

Naturally, all little girls want a Frozen-themed birthday party and my grand niece is no different. She and her gal pals were decked out in their icy blue Elsa princess dresses, tiaras and glittery shoes. Among the delectable items at her birthday brunch were Elsa's egglicious quiches, Olaf's toasty bagels, Anna's amazing smoothies and Kristof's fabulous fruit bar. An absolute must-have … ice cream birthday cake decorated with a pink and purple ice castle. Of course, the party couldn’t end without viewing the Frozen movie one more time. I have yet to see the movie … can you believe it? That sounds like the perfect afternoon with my little nieces and nephews. It’s a date!

There Frozen cupcakes were made for my niece’s kindergarten class to celebrate her birthday. 


Vanilla Cupcakes
2¼ cups Softasilk Cake Flour (or 2-1/8 cups Flour), sifted
1½ cups Sugar
3 tsp Baking Powder
1 tsp Salt
2/3 cup Crisco Shortening
1 cup Milk
1½ tsp Vanilla
3 Eggs 

Mix Flour, Sugar, Baking Powder and Salt. Add Shortening.
Add a little over half of Milk to the dry ingredients. Add Vanilla.
Add remaining Milk and Eggs. Mix well.
Pour batter 2/3 full into 24 Frozen cupcake liners.
Bake 18-20 minutes at 400 until cake tester comes out clean.
[This is the Rich Golden Cake recipe from the 1950 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook]


Icy Blue Buttercream Icing (Large Recipe)
6 cups Confectioner’s Sugar, sifted
2/3 cup Crisco Shortening
6 tbsp Cream
3 Tsp Vanilla (use clear extract for white frosting)
AmeriColor Turquoise Gel Coloring
Nonpareils (optional)
Wilton Star Tip 1M

Place all ingredients in a bowl. Mix well. Add small amounts of milk if frosting is too stiff.
Color with turquoise gel coloring. Swirl icing onto cupcakes with Star Tip 1M. Sprinkle with nonpareils.
 [This is the White Buttercream Icing recipe from the 1950 Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook]

Piping requires a large quantity of frosting. This frosting is very white frosting and good for coloring.

Tip: Do not pipe icing too high if transporting in a cupcake carrier.


  
  
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