You'll have to forgive me...I spent yesterday and today preparing for and celebrating the birthday of my two tiny Valentine Twincesses. They'll be three tomorrow. I'm a little weepy knowing my babies, most likely my last, are growing up so fast! They're not babies anymore (as they inform me on a daily basis). Sigh.
So, while my hubby is my #1 Valentine, and I will have something special to share with you tomorrow (aka the Big Day), today I'm going to share what I made for my girls. They were an unexpected blessing, a miracle in my eyes, and I cannot imagine what life would be like without them. Without any of my kids!
I suggested a ladybug party, I figured that would be easy. They insisted on UNICORNS. Really?!?! So I did what I could and here it is:
I will share with you my recipe for this buttercream that I used -- it is SO creamy and smooth!!!
1 c. butter (the real deal, people), softened
1 c. crisco (I used butter flavor)
1 Tbs vanilla
1/2 c. heavy cream
4 to 6 c. powdered sugar
In a mixing bowl, combine the butter and shortening. Beat for 10 minutes (yes! 10 minutes!); it should be a nice light, whipped texture. Beat in vanilla and heavy cream. Add powdered sugar a bit at a time, until you reach the right consistency and flavor.
Store leftovers in fridge.