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Come Party With Me: KatieSugar's First Birthday Party - Menu (Dessert)

Come Party With Me: KatieSugar's First Birthday Party - Menu (Dessert)

Happy Birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birthday dear KatieSugar, happy birthday to you! Katie is almost one year old and I am busy planning her first birthday party. The invite is pale pink and striped and the menu is classic barbecue style down sized. All of the food from the appetizers to the main course are pop-in-your-mouth good, miniature, bite sized pieces. This is after all a party for a baby so all things little will be celebrated. No baby birthday is complete without cupcakes and Katie loves classic vanilla. Wash the cupcake down with a mini milkshake (strawberry!) served in tiny shot glasses. Want the recipes, well please

Vanilla Cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
1 3/4 cups cake flour, not self-rising
1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 large eggs
1 cup whole milk
teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the frosting:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine flours, sugar, baking powder, and salt; mix on low speed until combined. Add butter, mixing until just coated with flour.
  3. In a large glass measuring cup, whisk together eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  4. With mixer on medium speed, add wet ingredients in 3 parts, scraping down sides of bowl before each addition; beat until ingredients are incorporated but do not over beat.
  5. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling about two-thirds full. Bake, rotating pan halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.
  6. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat process with remaining batter.
  7. Once cupcakes have cooled, make the frosting: in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter until smooth and creamy, 2 to 3 minutes.
  8. With mixer on low speed, add 6 cups sugar, milk, and vanilla; mix until light and fluffy.
  9. If necessary, gradually add remaining 2 cups sugar to reach desired consistency.
  10. Use a small offset spatula to frost tops of each cupcake. Decorate with sprinkles, if desired. Serve at room temperature.

Makes 30 cupcakes.

Mini Milkshakes
From Martha Stewart

1/2 cup heavy cream
3 teaspoons confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup whole milk
1 pint strawberry ice cream, softened
Pink sprinkles, for decorating

  1. Whisk cream in a mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Add sugar; whisk until stiff peaks form. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a 1/4-inch plain round tip (such as Ateco #10); refrigerate up to 30 minutes.
  2. Process milk and ice cream in a blender until smooth. Divide among twelve 2-ounce glasses.
  3. Pipe spirals of whipped cream on top of milk shakes. Decorate with sprinkles. Serve immediately.

Serves 12.

Beaner Beaner 10 years
Katie's going to lover her 1st cupcake...
Celebrity Celebrity 10 years
Party - this looks amazing! I can't wait to make all this for Katie's b-day!
SU3 SU3 10 years
How cute! I'm lovin all these mini food items! :D That's going to be one great party!!
jendudley jendudley 10 years
2 sticks! YUMMY!!!
lorioz lorioz 10 years
These look great!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 10 years
yummmy! cute desserts, cute presentation, i wish i could of had this party when i was her age! lol
grapefruit grapefruit 10 years
OMG! I am all over those mini milkshakes! The whole thing sounds great to me. And how sweet is a baby girl's first b-day! party KatieSugar style!
Jennie Jennie 10 years
These ideas are so cute!
Ginger Ginger 10 years
Yikes, a whole pound of butter in the cupcakes and frosting!? It must be tasty.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Oh my gosh! I can't believe she will be one soon! I still remember the Madonna concert blog like it was yesterday. Oh, and these vanilla cupcakes looks soooooo good!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
love the cupcakes! so cute party, and also looks simple. love the frosting. :D i think i have most of the ingredients, now i just need to get the cupcake pan! :woohoo:
Nicolel03 Nicolel03 10 years
Aw too cute. I love the idea of mini size portions! Perfect for little kids and adults watching their portion sizes! Those strawberry milkshakes look so good.
bobcatsteph3 bobcatsteph3 10 years
Those mini milkshakes may be the cutest drink I've ever seen in my life, alcoholic or not! I agree I'd probably like a big one though, but wow, what a party idea! Well done!
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
Mini Milkshakes?! FABULOUS! :D What a lucky girl Katie is!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
Mini milkshakes? Give me a big one! :)
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
Aww, I can't believe that little baby burrito is already a year old and tearing around on a skateboard.
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