As they were baking in the oven, I realized that I was going to need frosting but didn’t want to make a big batch that I wasn’t going to use. I searched online for “frosting for two cupcakes” or “how to make a small batch of frosting” but nothing turned up.
I found the Wilton workbook for the cake decorating class I took in December and decided to quarter their recipe for frosting. It made enough frosting for the two cupcakes, and if you can handle frosting like a responsible adult and not pile it on your cupcakes like I did above, you could even make half of what I did and still have plenty for each cupcake. On the other hand, if you happen to have frosting left over like Mrs. How Sweet did, this is a good way to use that up.
Vanilla Frosting for Two
- 1/4 c Crisco or softened butter
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp water
- 1 cup powdered sugar as needed I just dumped it in there until it was as thick as I wanted it to be, I’m guuuessing it was 3/4 of a cup to a full cup.
- Mix the crisco or butter, vanilla, and water together until combined. Since it was such a small amount, I whisked it in a bowl by hand. Add the powdered sugar in a little at a time, mixing completely as you go, until you have reached the thickness of frosting you want.