March 29, 2010
There's nothing as magical as your child's first birthday party. I'm sure that Chloe won't remember much from her big day, but I'll certainly remember every moment.
We decided to do something simple to celebrate -- just a bunch of babies Chloe's age lounging around on blankets, musical instruments scattered about for playing, pink and white balloons hovering in the trees above, bubbles drifting through the air and of course, some delicious weelicious food! The party was called for late in the afternoon, so I figured light snacks seemed appropriate: Benedictine Sandwiches, Fruit Kabobs, Chewy Granola Balls and finally, these Mini Vanilla Cupcakes. For the cupcakes, I really wanted something white, light, airy and tiny in size. I literally spent weeks working on the perfect recipe, which also had to be simple enough to be weelicious. I first tried using agave to sweeten them, but that was a big ol' flop. Then I experimented with different combinations of eggs, flours and sugar, but still nothing tasted quite right until I arrived at the balance for this version.
I love making miniature cupcakes for kids' birthday parties, because they're the perfect size for small hands, and even if your little one goes back for seconds (or even thirds), it's still won't equal the amount of one regular size cupcake. Plus, I've tried so many vanilla cupcake recipes over the years and I'm always taken by how overly sweet they are. These came out sweet -- but not too much. Just the perfect amount in my opinion.
When you're looking for an unforgettable cupcake recipe that will only add to the magic of your little one's special day, try these minis and experience maximum deliciousness.