Buttercream & Frosting, Cupcakes, Desserts

Very Vanilla Sprinkle Cupcakes & My 200th Post!

March 9, 2012
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Today is a special day!  This is my 200th post!  I have had this blog for a little under a year (actually a year next month!) and within that time I have already had 200 posts!  That’s 200 recipes.  200 write-ups.  200 times I’ve baked/cooked a recipe, wrote it up, wrote about it and my experiences, and then posted it.
I’ve had such a great time writing up these past 200 posts and I can’t wait to post 200 + 200 + 200 + 200 …. more!  It truly has been a journey, and it’s one that I am so happy to be on.  I can’t wait to see where the rest of this amazing journey takes me!
In just 1 short month, I will be blogging for 1 whole year.  Now that will be a time to truly reflect on such a wonderful year of blogging :).  But for now I have these Very Vanilla Sprinkle Cupcakes to celebrate and share with you.
It’s a Vanilla Bean Cupcake, scattered with colorful sprinkles.  Topped with a silky, smooth Vanilla Bean Whipped Buttercream.  Then to really bring home the celebration, more colorful and fun sprinkles are sprinkled on top of the cupcakes.
For my 200th post I wanted to share something that represents me.  And these cupcakes do just that. 
They are colorful, fun, girly, and pink. 
They shine with joy and happiness, and truly make you smile.
They are simple, yet shine
And they are made with vanilla and sprinkles, 2 of my favorite ingredients.
Now grab a cupcake and cheers to at least another 200!

Very Vanilla Sprinkle Cupcakes
For Printable Recipe, Click here!
Makes: 24 Cupcakes
Vanilla Bean Sprinkle Cupcakes
4 Egg Whites, at Room Temperature
1 Egg, at Room Temperature
2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Bean Paste (or Pure Vanilla Extract)
1 Fresh Vanilla Bean, Scraped and Seeded (Discard the Bean after taking out the seeds)
1 cup Milk, at Room Temperature
3 cups All Purpose Flour
1 ½ cups Sugar
1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
¾ teaspoon Salt
12 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature
½ cup Rainbow Sprinkles
Vanilla Bean Whipped Buttercream
3 cups + 4 tablespoons (6 sticks + 4 tablespoons) Unsalted Butter, at Room Temperature
7 cups Confectioners Sugar
6 tablespoons Milk
2 tablespoons Pure Vanilla Bean Paste (or Pure Vanilla Extract, plus the seeds from 1 Vanilla Bean)
Large Pinch of Salt
Sprinkles, for Decoration
To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 2 cupcake pans with paper liners.  Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together the egg whites, egg, pure vanilla bean paste, seeds from the vanilla bean, and ¼ of the milk.  Set aside until needed.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.  Add the butter and the remaining ¾ of milk and beat until the batter is wet.
In 3 additions, add the egg mixture to the batter, beating for 30 seconds after each addition.  Continue beating until the batter is smooth.  Remove the bowl from the stand and fold in the sprinkles.
Using an ice cream scoop, divide the batter among the prepared cupcake liners, filing 2/3 of the way up.  Bake the cupcakes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes. 
Immediately remove the cupcakes from the pan and place on a cooling rack to cool completely. 
While the cupcakes are cooling, make the buttercream.  Place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Beat the butter on medium speed for 7 minutes.  The butter will become pale in color and light and fluffy in texture. 
Add 4 cups of the confectioners sugar and beat (I set my mixer on the stir setting) for 30 seconds.  Add the remaining 3 cups of confectioners sugar, the milk, vanilla bean paste, and salt.  Beat, gradually increasing in speed, until all the ingredients are incorporated.  Continue beating on medium speed for 5 more minutes.
To frost the cupcakes, fill a piping bag (fitted with a large round top) with the buttercream.  Pipe in a circular motion on the surface of each cupcake, starting from the outside in.  After done frosting each cupcake, gently place an indent on the top of each cupcake with a small spoon.  Sprinkle each cupcake with colorful sprinkles. 
These cupcakes last up to 5 days in a sealed container, at room temperature.
Recipes from Sweetapolita

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46 Comments

  • Reply Kathryn March 9, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Congratulations on reaching such a milestone, it’s very impressive and these cupcakes are an excellent way to mark it!  Just simply gorgeous!

  • Reply Cassie @ Bake Your Day March 9, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Congrats on 200! You are amazing for only having been blogging for one year. This recipe is perfect for celebrating! 

  • Reply Audra March 9, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    Krissy I adore these beautiful cupcakes! They look so fluffy and sweet- I’d like one right now! And I can’t beleive this is #200! I’m sure there will be many hundreds more…

  • Reply jen @ one curly fry March 9, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    These are beautiful! They look delicious!

  • Reply Georgia The Comfort of Cooking March 9, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Congratulations on your 200th post, Krissy! You have a fabulous blog. These cupcakes are a wonderful way to celebrate, too. Your photos are to die for! So beautiful, colorful and vibrant!

  • Reply Suzi March 9, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Beautiful creation Krissy.  Looks fantastic, I bet they taste as good as they look.  Wonderful photos too, very appetizing.  Have a grea day.

  • Reply Averie Cooks March 9, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Congrats, Krissy!  What a fun milestone and these cupcakes look perfect!

  • Reply Bev Weidner March 9, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    Happy Postiverrsary! 

  • Reply Kathryn (your sisterinlaw) March 9, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Yay! Krissy.  I am continually so impressed by you and your gifts. Your blog is so awesome and our family is so blessed by your talents and baking.  Cheers to 200 and more to come.  I know God has so much more in store for you!  Love you. 

  • Reply Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos March 9, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Congrats Krissy!!!  That’s a great achievement :)

  • Reply Kiri W. March 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Congratulations! :) Very impressive – and all the recipes are lovely! This sounds like a cupcake to swoon over, vanilla bean is just such a perfect thing.

  • Reply Elizabeth March 10, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I love the sprinkle assortment on these!

  • Reply Sara March 10, 2012 at 1:01 am

    These look wonderful!!  Love funfetti cupcakes, but it’s great to make them from scratch – yum.  And I love all of your different sprinkles on top! :)

  • Reply Kathy March 10, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Congratz on the number of posts! I love funfetti (or sprinkle) cupcakes and cakes!

  • Reply Medeja March 10, 2012 at 5:40 am

    Congrats with your 200 :) I wish you more such nice 200’s .. :)

  • Reply Julie @ Table for Two March 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    yay! congrats on your 200 and almost 1 year! these cupcakes do look perfect and do look like they describe you very well :) so delicious! i want to lick that frosting haha, sorry, i really do!

  • Reply Patti March 10, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Congratulations! So proud of you, I look forward to another 200 + 200+200+200 more :)
    These cupcakes look delicious and so cute, I wish I could have one now. Great job Krissy!!!

  • Reply Daisy March 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Congratulations :) That’s fantastic OMG 200 posts! I can only imagine the time and effort you’ve put into this blog! I’m a new blogger myself, so i know that blogging really requires a lot of discipline, consistency and most importantly PASSION 😀 
    Thank you for sharing all these fabulous recipes ~ looking forward to reading more! 

  • Reply Thelittleloaf March 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Congratulations on your 200th post! I can’t believe you’ve written so many recipes in just a year – I hit 100 about the same time as my one year anniversary :-)

  • Reply Susanne Voros March 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Congrats on the 200th post!  Cupcakes look like so much fun and the perfect thing to have today.

  • Reply Emily @ Life on Food March 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Congratulations on 200 posts.  These little cupcakes are adorable. I love the mound of frosting. Great way to celebrate.  

  • Reply Katie March 12, 2012 at 12:09 am

    happy 200th post!! congrats! what a perfect way to celebrate :) :) frosting is the best part of cupcakes, so these look perfect.

  • Reply Mai Nguyen March 12, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Happy 200 post! Here’s to not only 200 more, but many, many more in the future. Your blog is definitely one of my favorites! (:

    These cupcakes look so delicious! 

  • Reply 01VanillaBean01 March 12, 2012 at 3:31 am

    Congratulations on this 200th post (that’s a lot of posts in almost a year!)  The cupcakes look wonderful and your photographs are awesome!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:45 am

     It does seem a lot in a year!  I used to post every day!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:45 am

     SO happy you enjoy my blog Mai!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:46 am

    I agree.  I love the frosting on cupcakes!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:46 am

     Ya I was a little crazy doing so much my first year! But I’ve now realized what works best :)

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:46 am

    They were perfect :)

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:47 am

     It really does Daisy!  Thank you so much!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Haha don’t be sorry!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:47 am

    They are one of my favorites :)

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Making them from scratch is the best!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

     Thanks Bev! 

  • Reply Melissa Maruca March 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

    200!!! Woo hooo!!!!!
    The cupcakes look cute, colorful, and fun! Perfect for a 200th post :)

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

    Thanks Averie!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:48 am

     Thanks so much Georgia!  Means so much!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:49 am

     Aww Thanks Cassie!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 1:49 am

     Thanks!!!

  • Reply Davlyn11 March 13, 2012 at 6:23 am

    They look amazing! I’m planning on making then for my friends bridal shower this weekend, do you think I could make them a day or two ahead of time? How well do they keep?
    I’m really looking forward to trying them!

  • Reply Krissy's Creations March 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    You can definitely make the cupcakes in advance.  I would suggest to make the cupcakes no more than 2 days before.  Keep them in a sealed container, unfrosted.  Then frost the cupcakes the night before or the morning of.  Be sure to keep them in a sealed container when done frosting them.  Enjoy!

  • Reply Claire Gallam10 March 15, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    THESE ARE SO PRETTY!!!

  • Reply batteriescompany April 5, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Awsome cupcakes

  • Reply Maria K., NYC April 10, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Congratulations! Love your blog!

  • Reply Miss_allen June 6, 2012 at 4:10 am

    What kind of tip did you use to decorate these?

  • Reply Krissy's Creations June 6, 2012 at 6:15 am

    I use a large round tip.  Specifically an Ateco 808. Enjoy!

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