Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Champagne Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting...

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Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is off to a wonderful start. If you're like me you're buried in boxes and Christmas decorations you're painstakingly trying to package up and put away before the New Year begins and your home looks like a department store after they have a holiday 75% off clearance merchandise sale {violated and abused}.  So let's take a minute to breathe and let go, ready....Aaaaaahhhhhh!

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Yesterday I posted a few of my favorite New Year, New Beginnings holiday looks I'll be trying to decide on for my New Year's Celebration get together. Since it'll be a low key evening spent with great friends, I needed to find a little something special to bring to the party. Needless to say, when I came across this recipe for Champagne Cupcakes on Pinterest, I couldn't have been more excited. The best part is now {at 6 months pregnant} I can have "champagne" for New Year's Eve too! 

Here's how you make them:

Champagne Cupcakes

 { made 36 mini cupcakes }

Cupcake Ingredients
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup champagne (we used Korbel is fine)
6 egg whites
Champagne Buttercream Frosting Ingredients
3 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons champagne, at room temperature
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).  Prepare a cupcake pan with liners.  (This recipe yielded about 20 for me.)
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until very light and fluffy. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together, and then blend into creamed mixture alternately with champagne.
In another large clean bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold 1/3 of the whites into batter to lighten it, then fold in remaining egg whites.  Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
With an electric mixer, beat together sugar and butter. Mix on low until well blended, and then on medium for another two minutes.  Add vanilla and champagne, beating on medium for another minute. Fill you favorite pastry bag with fluted tip, and frost away!

There you have it, it's that easy! What a fun and sassy way to

 ring in the new year! You're guests will keep coming back for

 more of these little popable, adorable frosted delights. 

If baking just isn't your thing....No worries! Just remember this....

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I'm sharing this recipe over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures. Stop by and find more inspiring recipes and home decor ideas!


Have a beautiful day!


  1. Those look fab! Did baby like them?

  2. Those look fab! Did baby like them?

  3. Sounds yummy! I "Like" all your pages and leaving my comments.....:) BTW, my mother-in-law LOVED her earrings! Thanks, again!

  4. I found your blog through FB... I own one of your blue quartz pieces with rhinestone and I love statement pieces :-)... Made these cupcakes yesterday and they are amazing!

  5. Yum love the champagne cupcakes! Just gorgeous!


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