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Friday, June 24, 2011

Cupcakes! And Take Two with Swiss Meringue Buttercream

For Nate’s birthday this week Anna wanted to make him cupcakes. Pink cupcakes, specifically. Her latest obsession is Pinkalicious, which I am pretty certain played a major role in her decision for how we should celebrate Nate’s birthday.

The girls had lots of fun decorating. Cate, the 6-year-old, was very organized in her approach. She also wanted white cupcakes because Dad is a boy. So funny. Anna, the 3-year-old, initially came at the decorating with a lot of energy and then petered out halfway through. It was really cute seeing how different their approaches were.

This was my second time making Swiss Meringue Buttercream. And it came out just as good as it did the first time I made it. My sister Anne is visiting and when I was making it she said, “Wow, that’s an involved recipe.” But, in all honesty, while there is a bit of technique involved, it really is easy and anyone can do it. Trust me. And the frosting is heavenly. It is buttery, creamy and easy to work with. And since I liked it as much the second time around, I had to let you know!


  1. 1

    Happy Birthday Nate!!!!

  2. 2

    Yes! Happy Birthday Nate the Great! Looks like the girls came through with flying (pastel) colors as usual. Now about that surfing weekend…

  3. 3

    PS Wow! are those the nasturtiums that were 1/4 inch high when we visited? Ms. Greenthumb?

    • Jane Maynard

      I am not exaggerating when I say the nasturtiums are about 2 feet tall right now! I have to keep trimming the ones around the hydrangeas down so we can see the giant hydrangea bushes…it’s nuts! and really nice since they’re so easy and pretty 🙂

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