Joel bought me a small set of frosting tips a while ago. I got a bug to bake on Wednesday evening and decided to use them. Yes I was watching the opening NFL game while baking and I had a vodka tonic on the side.
I found a recipe for small batch cupcakes (who needs 12 when you can make 8?) from Dollhouse Bake Shoppe. So since the cupcakes were vanilla, I knew the frosting had to be orange. Go Vols!
I went to the grocery to grab all the ingredients and some dinner and I was off. The recipe was really simple, though softening the butter is very important. And I didn't use 1 cup of anything, it was all in smaller measurements. And being precise is key. I did end up having to make 2 batches as I overfilled the first ones and they overflowed the tin. Good thing I had 3 eggs when I started :)
For the frosting, I followed the directions on the food coloring to make orange. I did put in two sets of the drops though. I really wanted the orange to stand out. And of course, shaping them in the T was very important. Can't wait to taste one.