Thursday, April 21, 2011

Royal Wedding Celebration

I will definitely be watching the Royal Wedding next Friday, April 29. I am so excited to view this moment in history! Will you be watching? If so, how will you celebrate? Below are some menu items ideas for your royal wedding celebration.

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Tea and Scones for breakfast
High tea with finger sandwiches
Cupcakes with the British flag decorated on top
And how about...Blue Velvet Cupcakes? Recipe, courtesy of Paula Deen, is below:

Photo Credit: OneParticularKitchen.com

Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces blue food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour batter into 3 (8-inch) round greased and floured pans (or two lined cupcake pans). Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 Stick Butter, room temperature
  • 1 8 ounce pack of Cream Cheese
  • 4 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add sugar a cup at a time and beat well. Add vanilla and beat to combine. Pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes. Enjoy!!

14 comments:

  1. Oh nice one Vanessa. Brilliant blue cupcakes are just perfect for the royal day! ANd I do love Miss Paula

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  2. Wow! Those cupcakes look so YUMMY! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Hi!!! I'm stopping by and following from Relax and Surf Sunday. I hope you'll check out my blog Frazzled Mama at http://frazzled-mama.com and follow me back. Hope you have a great Easter Weekend.

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  4. I like that. Blue cake. I am on a diet though...

    following. Simple Wyrdings

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  5. Those cupcakes would be fab for the wedding, but i'm also going to share your link with a friend who is doing a cookie monster themed party! New follower from the relax and surf hop!

    I write at www.actingbalanced.com

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  6. Those cupcakes are making my mouth water lol.

    Hopping by from blog hop...would love to have you follow back:)
    http://funfritzfamily.blogspot.com

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  7. Hello,

    Following from Relax/Surf sunday. Nice blog. The blue cupcake looks great, too bad I have to stay away from sweets and carbs. Hope you follow back.

    Nicole Weaver
    Children's Author
    http//mysisterismybestfriend.blogspot.com

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  8. oh my word, those cupcakes look like HEAVEN!!

    I'm your newest follower! Hope you'll follow back! :)

    www.scrappy2010ramblings.blogspot.com

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  9. I will be watching the Royal Wedding on Friday too!

    New follower from the blog hop :)

    http://www.wicked-wicker.com/2011/04/hopping-down-bunny-trail-hippity.html

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  10. Hi, I'm your newest follower over from the hop. Congrats on the Feature spot!

    Hope you can stop by sometime..

    Have a wonderful Easter!

    Cindy

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  11. Hi Vanessa - I'm a new follower from the hop. And since you love to cook, check out what we're serving as the main course for Easter dinner:

    http://acts17verse28.blogspot.com/2011/04/whats-for-easter-dinner.html

    Happy Easter!

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  12. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this cupcake I am goinf to make them for my sons bday I think or at least a variation there of. I am a new follower via the blog hop http://familylicious.com/

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  13. Mmmm, those cupcakes look wonderful! I've had scones on the brain, may have to make them for Friday morning!

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  14. Great stuff --- another good post to read.

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