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This is going to be known as the Week of the Cookbook Giveaway. I hope you don’t mind. I figured. This is a cookbook special to me because a fantastic blogging friend of mine put all her heart, the entire southern hemisphere’s worth of sugar and lots of sparkles and sprinkles into this beauty. And she wants to give one to you, too! Courtney of Pizzazzerie has whipped up this beautiful, sugary and sprinkled confection of a book to help you with all of your celebrating needs.
Courtney is a wiz a entertaining, all manners of celebrating and fun. I can’t get over how lovely and whimsical her creations are, and her decorating skills are top notch – simple, accesible and so dreamy!!
I’ve known Courtney for a while and we became real buds over our mutual love of sugar, frosting and our puppies. Her Henry is so regal and dapper with the prettiest ears ever. Mine loves cheese. They’d like totally be friends, too. Courtney’s a gem though and through with an light bright smile and a huge heart.
This book just overflows with adorable and creative frostings ideas and covers all of the basics you have to know in creating great frostings. From basic butter creams, to cooked frostings and fun glazes and ganaches this book is over brimming with fun. I wanted to share with you her recipe for Bananas Foster Frosting because well, it’s one of my favorite combos like ever. Banana and rum? I mean please girl. It’s where its at. This can of course be made with rum extract instead of the real deal for those who choose not to partake in the booze version, but either way it’s good. And with a whole banana in there – it’s considered a fruit right? I wish!!
To enter to win a copy of Courtney’s Frostings book check out the details below. If you don’t want to wait and would rather tell Lady Luck to stick it, get your mitts on a copy of Frostings now right here.
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Bananas Foster Frosting and Vanilla Rum Cupcakes
Yield: 18 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour
1 box Pillsbury Vanilla Cupcakes Mix
1/2 cup Oil
1 cup Water
1 1/2 tsp Rum Extract
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 cup Banana, mashed
1 cup Butter
4-5 cups Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Rum Extract
1 Tbsp Cinnamon
1/8 tsp Salt
Prepare Cupcakes according to box directions.
For Frosting, beat together banana and butter until smooth. Add in rum extract, cinnamon and salt until combined. With the mixer on low, mix in powdered sugar until combined. If frosting is too thin, add more sugar. If frosting is too thick, add milk 1 tsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.
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