I've been wanting to use mascarpone cheese for a while now. After watching Giada de Laurentiis use it..... like, a million times, and rave about it....... I thought I'd better give it a try.
Plus, it seems like such a fancy ingredient....... I love fancy ingredients.
To make it even fancier, I thought I'd frost them on some topiary cupcakes...... and I totally recommend making these for Mother's Day.... totally.
Spread the fanciness.
So, what I did was bake some regular and mini cupcakes. I then cut bamboo skewers down to four inches and tied a pretty bow on them. I then placed the flat end of the skewer into the regular cupcake all the way down and then placed the mini cupcake on the pointy end, about half way through. I noticed that my skewers started to lean a little, so I would recommend using small lollipop sticks. I think they may hold the weight of the mini cupcake a little better than the skewers.
I love how fancy they look...... and so will everyone else!
- 1lb Powdered Sugar, Sifted
- 8 oz. Mascarpone Cheese
- 5 Tablespoons of Butter, Softened
- 1/2 Teaspoons of Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 Cups of Milk
I'm linking this post up to Tidy Mom's I'm Lovin' It and Sweet Tooth Friday.