Welcome to Natasha's Creative Confections! If you have stumbled upon this blog page, then you're in for a real treat! One of my favorite things to do is bake. If you choose to read on you will find pictures and recipes of some of the fabulous treats that I have created. So take a look around and enjoy!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cupcake #9: First Blush of Crush Cupcakes

Pink frosting?? Yes, please! And made with grenadine?? Mmmm...as someone who loves a good Shirley Temple, this cupcake was right up my alley!
These were a cute and fun cupcake to do--they'd make a great party treat! Cupcake ingredients: -6 Tbsp. unsalted butter -3 eggs, room temp. -3/4 c. milk -1 1/2 c. sugar -1 tsp. pure vanilla extract -1 3/4 c. all-purpose flour -2 tsp. baking powder -2 Tbsp. potato starch -1/4 tsp. salt To Make Cupcakes: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place ~12 paper liners into cupcake trays (I got 16 cupcakes!) 2. Beat eggs and sugar together with an electric mixer until a pale yellow, about 3-5 minutes. 3. Whisk flour, potato starch, baking powder and salt together.
4. Add flour mixture to batter.
5. Microwave milk for 2 minutes and then add to batter. 6. Microwave butter for 30 seconds, or until melted and then add to batter with the vanilla.
7. Pour batter into paper liners. Fill 3/4 of the way to the top. 8. Bake 15-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of cupcake comes out clean. 9. Cool for 5 minutes and then place on baking racks.
Grenadine Frosting: -1 1/2 pounds cream cheese, room temp. -1 c. unsalted butter, room temp. -2 c. powdered sugar -1 tsp. vanilla extract -2 Tbsp. grenadine To Make the Frosting: 1. Cream the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
2. Add the sugar and beat until smooth. 3. Add the vanilla and grenadine and beat until a uniform pink.
4. Frost cupcakes with frosting spatula. If you're able to pipe on the frosting, feel free to do so! **I tried to do this, but the frosting was too thin** Decorate, if you'd like :) I added edible pink glitter and silver sprinkles!


  1. Yummy and very nice! Congrats on being pregnant and starting a family!