My preschooler’s friend had his 5th birthday party on Sunday and I wanted to make cupcakes for him… The party is at the coolest venue space for boys (& girls & moms & dads, lol)- the Brooklyn Nets Practice Facilities. We got to play basketball, etc. with the actual equpment the big guys use- so fun! With a basketball theme, I wanted to slam dunk with basketball cuppies.
Mini Vanilla~Mini Chocolate Chip Cupcakes
with Caramel Frosting
from Gourmet January 2004
adapted from Redbook
- 1 c (packed)light brown sugar
- 6 TBAp unsalted butter
- 1/3 c milk
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 3/4 c confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, milk & salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Reduce heat to medium & boil 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; cool completely. Stir in confectioners' sugar & vanilla; beat until smooth & thick enough to spread on cupcakes.
Decoration~ Used black licorice lace to make the basketball lines!
|My boys- Gabriel is a future Basketball star!|