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Monogram Cupcakes

Makes: 24 servings
Serving size: 1 cupcake Yield: 24 (2-1/2 inch) cupcakes
Start to Finish 1 hr 30 mins
Monogram Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 2  ounces  vanilla candy coating
  • 1  teaspoon  shortening
  • 1  recipe Butter Frosting
  •  Desired food coloring (optional)
  • 24 2 1/2 inches  cupcakes in paper bake cups* (any flavor)
Directions

1. Place candy coating in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) about 1-1/2 minutes or until melted, stirring once. Add shortening, stirring until melted. Let stand for 1 minute to cool slightly. Transfer mixture to a heavy resealable plastic bag. Snip off a very small piece from one corner of the bag. Carefully pipe 1- to 1-1/2-inch cursive letters on a sheet of foil or waxed paper for the large letters of the monogram. Pipe 3/4-inch cursive letters for the small letters of the monogram, placing the letters very close together so they touch. Let stand until set.

2. If desired, tint Butter Frosting desired color(s) with food coloring.** Place in disposable pastry bag(s) fitted with extra-large tip(s). Pipe a very large swirl on top of each cupcake, covering the top.

3. To decorate, place a monogram on each cupcake. Makes 24 (2-1/2-inch) cupcakes.

From the Test Kitchen*Test Kitchen Tip:
  • Choose silver, gold, or black paper bake cups. Or, if preparing for a wedding, shower, or birthday party, use paper bake cups that coordinate with the party's colors.
**Test Kitchen Tip:
  • If preparing for a wedding, shower, or birthday party, divide frosting and tint into colors that coordinate with the party's colors. Frost some of the cupcakes in each color.
Butter Frosting

Yield: 4-1/2 cups
Ingredients
  • 3/4  cup  butter, softened
  • 8  cups  powdered sugar
  • 1/3  cup  milk
  • 2  teaspoons  vanilla
  •  Milk
  •  Food coloring, if desired
Directions

1. In a very large mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add 2 cups of the powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly bean in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in additional powdered sugar. Beat in additional milk until frosting reaches a spreading consistency. If desired, tint with food coloring. Makes about 4-1/2 cups.

Nutrition Facts (Monogram Cupcakes)
  • Servings Per Recipe 24,
  • cal. (kcal) 402,
  • Fat, total (g) 14,
  • chol. (mg) 58,
  • sat. fat (g) 9,
  • carb. (g) 66,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 3,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1,
  • sugar (g) 56,
  • pro. (g) 3,
  • vit. A (IU) 389,
  • Thiamin (mg) 0,
  • Riboflavin (mg) 0,
  • Niacin (mg) 1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0,
  • Folate (g) 28,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0,
  • sodium (mg) 171,
  • Potassium (mg) 52,
  • calcium (mg) 40,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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