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Sometimes I like to make cupcakes in miniature. I find they are the perfect size for parties or when you are serving a variety of desserts. These Mini Vanilla Cupcakes are wonderfully sweet and buttery and are frosted with a swirl of creamy smooth Confectioners Frosting. And the kids will love it if you dust the tops with candy sprinkles or chocolate jimmies.

 

The important thing when making miniature cupcakes is not to over bake them as you want them to be soft, fluffy, and moist. Over baking causes them to be hard and dry tasting. So bake them only until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Always check to see if they are done a few minutes before the end of the stated baking time as everyone's oven works a little differently. And always cool your cupcakes completely before frosting.

For these Vanilla Cupcakes we are using a Confectioners Frosting (Buttercream Frosting) which is made with confectioners sugar (also known as icing or powdered sugar) along with butter, vanilla extract, and cream (milk). It is easy to make and has a wonderfully light and fluffy texture with a sweet and buttery flavor. While I did not color the frosting, you can if you like. Now, you could just cover the cupcakes with a thin layer of frosting using a knife or offset spatula, which is perfect for the kids. But when you want something fancier, bring out the piping bag fitted with a plain or decorative tip. 

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