I was originally inspired by Teresa over at Blooming on Bainbridge who made cupcakes for a carnival in May. She, in turn, got her recipe from Tidy Mom...the perfect cupcake using a cake mix! Armed with the "perfect cupcake" recipe, I got to work.
While the cupcakes cooled, it was time to make the Buttercream Frosting. I used the recipe found with Tidy Mom's Perfect Cupcakes.
I love the way professional cupcakes are frosted, using a cake decorating tip and creating a yummy swirl of frosting on the top...so I also invested in some new tips and bags so that my cupcakes look as good as they taste.
Cupcake Trial #1...Chocolate with Buttercream Frosting.
Then it was time for the taste tests...
We devised a scoring guide to evaluate Presentation, Cake Taste and Frosting...
Presentation = 7 stars....Cake = 12 stars...Frosting = 16 stars! Not too bad for a first run! On the subject of frosting the taste testers actually requested that I don't try any other recipes...this one is perfect!