Saturday, November 12, 2011

Breathtaking!, Hypnotized by the moon, Found one

Murmuration from Sophie Windsor Clive on Vimeo.

1. Can you even imagine?!
2. The full moon is clear and white on this frosty morning. It's so sharp that I can see all the shadows of its landscape.
3. I've been experimenting with frosting to get a buttercream that is light and fluffy enough to pipe onto cupcakes. I can't bring myself to use Crisco in order to get a white frosting, so mine remained butter-colored. I am pleased with the results so far. This makes more than enough for 12 cupcakes.
 Bakery Style Frosting
2 sticks butter (I use salted because I like a little salt with my sweet.)
3 1/2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
1/2 tea. vanilla or almond extract, depending on what flavor you like.

Blend butter until it's smoothed out. Then add confectioner's sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until blended. Add vanilla. Increase speed to medium-high and beat for 3 minutes.
*If you want white frosting, substitute 1/2 cup non-hydrogenated shortening for one stick of the butter and use
almond extract or a clear vanilla if you can find it.


  1. This dance of Starlings is so amazing to see. Truly. I have done so once and will remember it always. What a fab video. Love the buttercream as well! Golden sounds good to me. xxoo

  2. That's my favorite kind of frosting. I usually put a little food coloring in it, though.

  3. I love cream cheese frosting - I guess it's still a little off white when you are done.

    My coworker makes a white frosting and I just asked her what she does - it's canned white frosting mixed with cool whip! I guess we'd call that semi-homemade. :)

  4. love their dance...and love the young ladies reactions!