Niki is throwing a New Year’s Eve party and of course, I was asking to bring the dessert. I wanted to do something creative to ring in 2010 and came across this adorable idea that I just had to replicate! Now we will be counting down to the new year in a very sweet style.
Gather all of the ingredients.
In a medium bowl lightly combine 6 egg yolks, 1/4 cup milk and 2 1/4 teaspoons vanilla.
In an electric mixer combine 3 cups sifted cake flour, 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds.
Add 12 tablespoons unsalted softened butter and 3/4 cup milk. Mix on low speed until the dry ingredients are moistened then increase to high speed and beat for 2 minutes.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the egg mixture in 3 batches. Beat for 20 seconds after each addition.
Place cupcake liners inside a cupcake pan.
Fill cupcake liners half way (or one large ice cream scoop full) with batter.
Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F, until golden brown.
Prepare buttercream frosting and spread evenly using a small spatula on the cupcakes. Decorate with roman numerals using either melted chocolate in a small piping bag or store bought piping gel. (I cheated this time and used the gel!)
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Happy countdown to 2010! Have fun, be safe, and remember to save room (lots of room) for dessert.