Halloween is coming! On Friday the kids are having a party at school, Saturday is our Ward Halloween party and trunk-or-treat, then Sunday we're going to take the kids to the Prime Minister's house to trick-or-treat. This is our goal for our costumes, we'll see what we end up accomplishing! Len as the Scarecrow Jen as the Wicked Witch
I am not a "from scratch" girl. If I can get it from a box or a can, then I'll save myself some extra work. However, I have become infatuated with real buttercream frosting that I have given up the canned version. I still make the cupcakes from a box, but they taste extra special with homemade frosting on top!
Beat together: 4 cups Powdered Sugar 1/2 cup Butter (or Crisco, but I'd recommend butter-flavor Crisco for the real "buttercream" flavor) 5 tablespoons Milk
Now here's the fun part: Add 1 teaspoon Vanilla OR 2 teaspoons Almond Extract OR 1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract OR 1/2 cup melted milk chocolate chips Plus add food coloring!
Above, the "pink" cupcakes are vanilla with almond frosting and the "blue" ones are chocolate with peppermint. Yummy!