Looking for a sweet treat that’s anything but ordinary? Tie
on your apron and whip up this riff on V-Day’s most loved flower, the rose. We’re
using rosewater to liven up an ordinary vanilla cupcake. Hello, chic treat!
1 box of your favorite white cake mix (plus all required
ingredients, as listed on box)
1 tbsp plus 1 teaspoon of rosewater
½ cup solid vegetable shortening
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
Optional: several drops of red food coloring
1. Mix cupcake batter according to box instructions, but add
1 tablespoon of rosewater to the liquid ingredients before combining with dry
ingredients. Bake as directed, until golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
2. In a large bowl, cream the shortening and butter with an
electric mixer. Add the rosewater, then gradually add the sugar. Use a spatula
to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl, making sure all of the sugar is
incorporated. Slowly add the milk and beat at medium speed until the frosting
is light and fluffy, and slightly stiff.
3. If you want the icing to be pink instead of white, add
red food coloring, drop by drop, until you achieve your desired color.
4. Once your cupcakes are completely cool, use a butter knife to spread frosting over the top. Pile on and swirl to your heart's content, kitchen queen!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 1/23/2012 5:49:00 PM
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