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Golden Vanilla Dream Cupcake Recipe

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Well happy May!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted (thanks to my web designer, Arthur, for creating an adorable, illustrated liquid measure conversions, the other day), as making sweets and photographing them is a little challenging during our home renovation, but I managed to borrow my sweet friend Kim’s kitchen (Thank you Kim!), to do some recipe testing and make rainbow-happy cupcakes, inspired by this mail from The TomKat Studio.

These moist, fluffy, golden-delicious, vanilla cupcakes, a recipe I’ve been toying around with for a while, are finally ready to share, and I hope you like them too.

Besides the recipe below, I’ve got some more treats for you today, so scroll down for a little surprise!

 

Golden Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Golden Vanilla Dream Cupcakes

Yield: Makes approximately 24 cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups buttermilk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
  2. In a mixer bowl fitted with a paddle attachment, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy (a few minutes).
  3. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in vanilla.
  5. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  6. Stir dry mixture into wet (butter) mixture alternately with buttermilk, making 3 additions of dry ingredients and 3 of buttermilk.
  7. Using an ice cream scoop or 1/4 cup measurer, scoop batter into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners.
  8. Bake for approximately 15-20 minutes, until cake tester (toothpicks or skewers work well too), inserted in centre comes out clean.
  9. Let cool in muffin tins for about 5 minutes, then remove and let cool completely before adding icing.
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Decorating the Cupcakes

The frosting recipe I used can be found here.

If you’d like a how-to on icing these cupcakes, here’s a video for you:

The confetti sprinkles I found at a local store, Bulk Barn, but I also found them online here. A little secret for you… I took the time to take out all the purple and orange sprinkles with my decorating tweezers. (Yes, I really did. I know). It actually only took me about 10 minutes for this many sprinkles:

And I didn’t end up needing that many for 24 cupcakes. Just really wanted to match the stripes on the cute carnival cupcake cups and favor boxes.

And now, a little giveaway fun to share with you…

 

Oven Printables by Claudine Hellmuth {Giveaway!} CLOSED!

A few days ago I came across these printables on Pinterest and was instantly smitten.

Little gift boxes in the shape of ovens – perfect for holding cupcakes, gift cards or anything you’d like to fit inside as a present!

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen these photos already. It’s an instant downloadable pdf created by the talented Claudine Hellmuth. You can find her here on Etsy and on her website here. I think you understand just how charmed I was by the printables by your response to the ovens on Facebook and Pinterest!

There are even little tags with sayings like, “Bun in the Oven”, “I love you” and “Hello neighbour”.  Hello, cute housewarming gift!

And eep! Cute little oven mitt gift tags!

(Mom, I haven’t seen you since I’ve made these yet, but here’s the one you’ll be getting).

So as a little treat for you, to thank you for visiting me here, I’m so excited to be giving away three pdf copies of the Oven Printable or Printable of your choice from Ms. Hellmuth’s shop. (Thank you, Claudine!).

Claudine has also kindly extended a coupon code to you if you’d like to shop there from now until May 22nd, 10% off with Coupon Code SOSWEET

 

GIVEAWAY WINNERS!!!

Thank you so much for entering! Such a fun giveaway!

Congratulations to the following winners:

  1. Entry 824 – Tiarna Coops
  2. Entry 1348 – Jane Nguyen
  3. Entry 595 – Lynda Wilson
(Winners have been contacted and sent their printables from Claudine).
Wishing you a lovely day and thanks again for entering!

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How to Enter – CONTEST CLOSED!

Enter the giveaway in the Rafflecopter box below.

The only mandatory (required) item is the first one – leaving a comment on this blog post letting me know which Printable in Claudine’s shop you’d like to win. (Make sure you check that off in the Rafflecopter box). The other entries are just more opportunities to win. Chose the social media option(s) you like!

You do not need to use Facebook to use Rafflecopter, an email is fine. Your email will not be shared with anyone.

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Giveaway Details – CLOSED!

Details can be found in the Rafflecopter widget, but I thought I’d share them with you here as well:

  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • This contest is International as the prize is a downloadable PDF file.
  • The winners will be chosen randomly at www.random.org.
  • Winners will be contacted on Saturday, May 18th, 2013, and announced in this blog post once contact has been made.
  • Leave all your comment entries here, not on Facebook.
  • Please read all contest entry details in the Rafflecopter widget below.
  • You do not need to use Facebook to use Rafflecopter, an email is fine. Your email will not be shared with anyone.

Good luck!

xo,

Marian

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662 Comments

  1. charla
    May 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink
    51

    Love the oven boxes…wouldn’t they be cute for a house warming?

  2. jennifer Simmons
    May 14, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink
    52

    the ovens are the cutest things ever. I would love them!

  3. Stephanie Belleque
    May 14, 2013 at 10:25 pm | Permalink
    53

    The oven boxes!!

  4. May 14, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Permalink
    54

    Love love the ovens, followed very close by the ice pops. This is a pretty sweet giveaway! Thanks to both of you!

  5. Jeannine DiBart
    May 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink
    55

    I would love the cupcake favor box kit! I love it!

  6. Amy C.
    May 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink
    56

    They’re all cute but the ovens are adorable!

  7. katherine c
    May 14, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink
    57

    I love the oven cupcake boxes!

  8. Elicia
    May 14, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Permalink
    58

    Oh man, I have been drooling over these little oven cuties since I saw that you posted them on FB the other day!! It would be a dream come true to win this!

  9. May 14, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Permalink
    59

    I’d love the little retro oven boxes. They are all so cute though. :-)

  10. Holly Ann
    May 14, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Permalink
    60

    I LOVE the oven boxes! I want them to announce my pregnancy to all my friends and family……”bun in the oven!” I think they are too adorable!!!!

  11. Monica Miller
    May 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm | Permalink
    61

    The retro oven boxes! They are too cute!

  12. mercedes
    May 14, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Permalink
    62

    These oven boxes are gorgeous! I’d love to have them!

  13. Lorraine Burnett
    May 14, 2013 at 10:34 pm | Permalink
    63

    The ovens are just so cute. I must have them!

  14. Leanna Chidest
    May 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink
    64

    Love the retro ovens and that is what I would pick, but the cute little houses come in a close second:)

  15. Saadhana Parthiban
    May 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink
    65

    This is so cute.. Like everyone else, let me hope too for these adorable printables.

  16. Brisja
    May 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm | Permalink
    66

    I would love to have the oven cupcake boxes! So sweet!

  17. Robin Meibaum
    May 14, 2013 at 10:36 pm | Permalink
    67

    I would love to win the adorable oven boxes!

  18. Lyndsay Wood
    May 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink
    68

    I would love to win the retro oven cupcake boxes, they are so awesome.

  19. Saadhana Parthiban
    May 14, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink
    69

    & oops, I forgot to choose :) The cupcake favor box kit would be my choice if i win.. Too cute..

  20. Sharon
    May 14, 2013 at 10:43 pm | Permalink
    70

    I love them all! But, I guess I would say my favorite is the cven:-)

  21. May 14, 2013 at 10:44 pm | Permalink
    71

    I am in love with the oven boxes!! I hope I win because they are so adorable :D never seen anything like them! <3

  22. May 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink
    72

    oh i need those ovens!!

  23. Joey
    May 14, 2013 at 10:45 pm | Permalink
    73

    The oven boxes are too cute for words! Totally adorable!

  24. fran
    May 14, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Permalink
    74

    The oven boxes are so cute.

  25. Carla H.
    May 14, 2013 at 10:47 pm | Permalink
    75

    As much as I love the different cupcake holders she offers, I would actually want the wallet or cassette tape gift card holders! So cute!

  26. Elane Holloway
    May 14, 2013 at 10:49 pm | Permalink
    76

    I think her oven boxes are just adorable, thanks for the chance to win.

    later tater,
    laney

  27. May 14, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Permalink
    77

    Love the ven boxes!

  28. Beth Beazley
    May 14, 2013 at 10:53 pm | Permalink
    78

    The oven boxes are absolutely adorable!!

  29. Cathy
    May 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Permalink
    79

    How cute – I love the cupcake favor boxes!!

  30. Claudia Rivera
    May 14, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Permalink
    80

    I like the oven cupcake boxe they are so cute!

  31. Lori Pelfrey
    May 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Permalink
    81

    Oh my word those ovens!!!! Soooooo cute!!!

  32. Robin
    May 14, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Permalink
    82

    I like the Happy Houses! So much potential!

  33. Suzanne B
    May 14, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Permalink
    83

    The oven boxes are so doggone cute! I could go crazy with those. I may have to invest in the paper doll set. I could make some cute sets for the girls for Christmas.

  34. carly
    May 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink
    84

    would love to have those oven boxes

  35. Crystal Lai
    May 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink
    85

    The oven printable is so cute! I would love to be in the drae yo win them :)

  36. Crystal Lai
    May 14, 2013 at 11:00 pm | Permalink
    86

    The oven printable is so cute! I would love to be in the draw to win them :)

  37. Novi
    May 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Permalink
    87

    I would love the retro oven cupcake boxes please… :)

  38. May 14, 2013 at 11:02 pm | Permalink
    88

    Thank you so much Marian for posting about my cupcake boxes!! Your photos look fabulous!! Thank you everyone for all the super sweet comments!! I so appreciate it!!

  39. May 14, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Permalink
    89

    the retro oven for sure!!

  40. Misty Buchanan
    May 14, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Permalink
    90

    Absolutely adorable!

  41. May 14, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Permalink
    91

    The Retro Oven Cupcake Boxes are so so so cute! Those are totally what I’d choose (I do love that church, too though!)

  42. Valere
    May 14, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Permalink
    92

    I love, love, love the ovens! So cute! :)

  43. April Kofler
    May 14, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Permalink
    93

    Oh my it is so hard to choose..either the icepop. ice cream truck or the oven so cute

  44. Shakara
    May 14, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink
    94

    Definitely the fabulous retro oven cupcake boxes!

  45. Lisa
    May 14, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Permalink
    95

    Love the oven boxes!

  46. casi wilson
    May 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Permalink
    96

    Ridiculously CUTE!!!

  47. Yen O
    May 14, 2013 at 11:07 pm | Permalink
    97

    I would love the oven boxes!

  48. Jocelyn M. Orieux
    May 14, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Permalink
    98

    Man does she ever have loads of neat things on her site. Love the train cup cake holder. Would be fun to make that for my nephews birthday party.

  49. Angel
    May 14, 2013 at 11:08 pm | Permalink
    99

    How cute!!

  50. Laurie
    May 14, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Permalink
    100

    The retro oven boxes are the cutest!!

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