Today is my daughter’s pre-k end of year party. As a parent of a nut-allergic student, I find it critical to the success of classroom events to be part of the Room Parent Committee.
Unfortunately, Chloe was up all night sick, and is having a couch day with Paw Patrol. I feel so bummed for her that she is missing her party.
This morning I did a quick food drop off and the other room parents took over at the party. We have a great room parent team this year, and I’m so grateful for these really helpful families.
Devil’s Food Chocolate Cupcakes
1. Bake the cupcakes as directed. I used Betty Cocker Devil’s Food Cake Mix (make ahead and store in freezer zip top bags if you like, just remove from freezer night before event and leave on kitchen counter top).
2.  Make butter cream frosting (can also be made ahead and store in fridge for 1 week. Make sure you bring to room temperature before working with it).
A.  Cream together two sticks of unsalted butter with 8 cups confectioners sugar. I also add a dash of vanilla and milk. But those two things are not necessary.
B. Sample frosting to make sure butter and sugar consistency is good.
3. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, select your favorite piping tip. I like the star tip. Place in piping bag. Put piping bag with tip in, into a wide mouth Mason jar and fold the sides down around the outside of the jar. This makes it easy to put the frosting into the piping bag without having the piping bag collapse on you.
4.  Pipe the frosting on to the cupcakes. Start on the outside of the cupcake and work your way in to the center.
A great piping set is around $50-$75 and can be found at Sur la Table or Macy’s. I use mine all the time, making this purchase worth it!  đźŽ‚