HOWEVER, though the cupcake was super moist, it was lacking in the pumpkin flavor. I should have added some pumpkin pie spice or something. It just didn't have the "WOW" factor at all, in my opinion.
I used this Taste of Home Recipe. For the Buttercream - I googled and came up this recipe:
White Chocolate Cardamom Buttercream
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces white chocolate, chopped
1-2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon cardamom
1. In a heat proof bowl over a pan of simmering water, gently melt the white chocolate. Allow to cool for 2 minutes or so.
2. Using an electric mixer, beat the butter at medium speed until creamy.
2. Beat in the melted white chocolate.
3. Add 1 cup of powdered sugar, vanilla, and cardamom and beat at low speed, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl, until light and fluffy. Add more powdered sugar to arrive at the consistency and sweetness you like.
I could not get the "buttercream" consistency I am used to... the flavor was OK but not a recipe I would make again. Back to the drawing board on this one, I will have to look for another recipe since I did love the taste of the white chocolate and cardamom.
Trying my hand at carving pumpkins after seeing Debbie's (Mountain Breaths) Moms' collection of carved pumpkin. Check out her display - UNBELIEVABLE!! I evidently do NOT have her patience since I was breaking and bending those cute little orange 'saws' from Michael's. Doing the best I possibly could I will attempt to do some more next year. I plan on marking the year on the bottom of the pumpkin to see how I progress. I'll take another photo once I have them lit up for Halloween..maybe they will look better ! :)
a cute little candle holder I picked up at Michael's also....
Sorry I don't have a better review for you but I don't want you to be disappointed if you do decide to make them. Just remember, as we all know by now, everyone's tastebuds are completely different so it's possible some of you will absolutely love it. JUST .................
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