Sometimes I’m so eager to get food (specifically, sweets) out of my house that I bring them to work without thinking of the implications. Like the time I was asked to make the gender reveal cupcakes for a friend’s party – and I brought my test batch into work. I swear my coworkers thought I was trying to make a special announcement (and to squash the rumors – no, I’m no pregnant. And yes, I’m drinking a glass of wine as I edit this post).
If you’re around preggos (or spend any time on Pinterest), you know that gender reveal parties have become quite a trend for expecting parents. The idea is that, instead of learning the baby’s sex during the ultrasound, the parents-to-be coordinate a big reveal surrounded by family and friends. I’ve now been to several gender reveal parties, and have watched blue balloons fly out of a box, and a mystery cake cut open to reveal pink frosting. So, I was honored to have the chance to make the gender reveal cupcakes for one of my best pals. Note: being the only person on earth (beside the doctor) to know the baby’s sex for a full 24 hours was torture.
Preheat oven to 350. Line standard muffin/cupcake tin with paper liners.
Whisk together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in bowl of standing mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Add butter, sour cream, egg and egg yolks, and vanilla; beat at medium speed until smooth, about 30 seconds. Scrape down sides of bowl with rubber spatula and mix by hand until smooth and no flour pockets remain.
Divide batter evenly among cups of prepared tin. Bake until cupcake tops are pale gold and toothpick or skewer inserted into center comes out clean, 20 to 24 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from tin and transfer to wire rack; cool cupcakes to room temperature before frosting.
Beat butter in a standing mixer at medium until creamy. Add the powdered sugar and salt, and continue to beat at medium until combined. Add the heavy cream and vanilla, and again beat until combined. Then increase speed to medium high and beat until frosting is fluffy, approx. 3-4 minutes.
Using a piping bag (or ziplock bag) to frost! Top with a sprinkle of glitter.
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Aloha, and welcome to Margaritas In The Rain! My name is Marisa. I live in Hawaii, where I cook approachable food. With an island twist. And yes, I do love drinking margaritas on rainy days. Care to join me?