Saturday, 5 April 2014

Ingredients for Maraschino Cherry Frosting:
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped maraschino cherries
  • pinch of salt

  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer beat batter until smooth.
  2. With the mixer running, Add 2 cups of powdered sugar, one cup at a time.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice, one tablespoon at a time.
  4. Continue beating, and add the remaining 2 cups powdered sugar, and chopped maraschino cherries.  If desired, add a drop of pink food coloring (I used Americolor electric pink).
  5. Beat until fully combined.  Refrigerate until ready to use.
  6. Use a serrated knife to cut off the top of the cupcake, using the top of the cupcake liner as a guide.
  7. Use a small heart cookie cutter to cut out a heart shape from the cupcake dome.
  8. Spread frosting onto the cupcake base, in a mounded shape.
  9. If desired, sprinkle the cupcake dome with powdered sugar.  Place top back on cupcake and press down a bit.

References from: Glorious Treats


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