Brownies

Mmmmm brownies! Recently, I was in a baking mood. Seeing this recipe convinced me I wanted to make brownies!

The first step was to melt the butter in a pan. Then add it to the cocoa powder and combine.

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Then the rest of the ingredients are added and it is mixed until just combined.

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The batter is poured into a greased and floured dish and baked in the oven. So easy!

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The ideal time to make the icing is while the brownies bake. The ingredients are put into a bowl and mixed. I added a little extra water to get the consistency I was looking for.

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After the brownies have cooled, they are iced. I put mine into the fridge after they were iced, but not before I tried one! Of course I forgot to take a picture because I was too excited about trying a brownie!

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Buttercream frosting

My daughters second birthday was the other day. For her party, I made cupcakes with buttercream frosting.

This recipe was easy to follow. I let my butter sit out for a couple of hours to soften. Then I put it in the mixer for a couple minutes.

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Next I added the icing sugar and put the mixer on low until the butter and icing sugar were combined.

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The last step was to add the vanilla and heavy cream. The recipe called for 3-5 tablespoons of heavy cream. I think I used just over 5.

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Once the buttercream frosting was ready, I split it into two containers. Using gel dyes, I turned one container of frosting pink, and one blue.

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My taste tester approved!
Yum!
Do you have a go to recipe for frosting?
What is your favorite kind of frosting?