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Old 11-13-2010, 05:42 AM
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Default The Perfect Mint Buttercream

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I am happy to announce that I perfected my Mint Buttercream recipe. After looking through what seemed like 100′s of online recipes, I found a few I liked and combined them. The result you ask? A really yummy, Id put this on anything and eat it kind of frosting.

Needless to say, I made a batch of Mint-Chocolate cupcakes, ate one, and got them out of the house!!

Mint Chocolate cupcakes are perfect for the Holidays. Enjoy this recipe and make sure you share with others Stay sweet xoxo

Mint-Chocolate Buttercream

Happy Holidays!

Ingredients

3 sticks of room temperature butter (its very important they are room temp)
3 cups of powdered sugar (no need to sift)
1 tbs of cream of tartar
6 tbs of Half and Half
1/2 cup of thawed cool whip
1/4 tsp mint extract (use a little more depending on how minty you want it)
2 drops of green food coloring
Andes mint candies
Directions:

Beat the butter in your mixer until very creamy. You will need to scrape the bowl several times
Adding one cup of powdered sugar at a time, mix in with the butter.
Add the half and half and mint extract. Beat on medium speed for 5 minutes (be patient!)
Add the cream of tartar, food color and cool whip.
Mix on medium high for another 5 minutes.
**Frosting will be very thick, but its supposed to be **

These cupcakes are now available on my Etsy shop. Eight (8) cupcakes for $12, plus an extra treat because you read my blog! www.etsy.com/shop/staycalmcupcake xoxo
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:24 AM
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Hi Laura,
Maybe a very silly question but what is half and half and thawed cool whip? I guess that will be products I can't find here in Belgium ... maybe it can be replaced by something else?
Thank you for your answer and your cupcakes look delicious!
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:44 PM
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Sounds delicious. I will have to try it out.
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Old 09-08-2011, 10:06 PM
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"Half and half" in this context is a mixture of one part milk to one part cream.

As for thawed cool whip, you're not missing anything. Cool Whip is a "non-dairy whipped topping" sold here in the United States that is full of chemicals and tastes awful (in my opinion). I'm not sure what a local equivalent for you might be: perhaps Dream Whip or Slag-hit powder?


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