You know I can almost never resist trying a new recipe that claims to be the best of something. Often times they aren’t the best, just different. Then there are those that really are amongst the best and when they are, I tend to flip those into what I categorize as a classic. By classic, I mean those go-to, no-fail, always-ready-to-impress desserts.
This classic vanilla cupcake and vanilla buttercream frosting is one of them.
The recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens. As I said, it meets all the criteria for being deemed classic. Most times I make it straight up without a lot of fuss, but on occasions when I need something whimsical for an event, this is what I end up with: the classic vanilla cupcake dressed up with some decorative cupcake liners and Washi tape flags.
Think of the recipe as your blank canvas. Dress it up, dress it down, color the frosting, theme it out, pimp it out, sprinkle it with sugar, dust it with glitter, cover it in baubles—you get the idea—get as crazy you want to! Just don’t go altering the recipe too much because it’s perfectly good the way it is. To grab the recipe, hit the jump here over to Better Homes and Gardens’ blog Delish Dish.
I love the styling!! So pretty! 🙂
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
These are some of the prettiest cupcakes I’ve seen!
I do take your word that they are classically delicious, but I might want to taste one for myself. You know, to make sure 😉 Pinned!
You can’t go wrong with vanilla! They look perfect!
Jenny Flake says
What gorgeous cupcakes!! Love these!
These look delicious! I have that washi tape too…love it!!
Your buttercream looks just so light and fluffy!
Beth @ bethcakes says
These cupcakes are so simple and gorgeous! I looked forever for a classic yellow cake recipe and finally found one from a super old BHG cookbook. It’s my go to now, but I totally need to try this one! 🙂
These cupcakes look delicious! Love the pretty little flags and cups also!!!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) says
So beautiful as always. I am the same way. If someone claims something is the best, I seriously must try it!!!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
Nothing beats the classic! These cupcakes are gorgeous!
Mary Ann | the beach house kitchen says
Naomi these look wonderful! Awesome way to dress up a classic!
These are so pretty! I love how it makes the whole mood feel whimsical and light/airy summer day!
Karen Wood says
Sometimes you just need a classic cupcake. These are gorgeous.
really cute cupcakes and vanilla vanilla is the best!!!
I love the classics – and these are just picture perfect!!
Gerry @ Foodness Gracious says
These are awesome, way too hard to stop at just one though 🙂
Myrtice Stevens says
You can never go wrong with a classic cupcake. No one can ever say no to these super adorable cupcake right? This will definitely on my cupcake cook book. Oh God, love it so much!
too cute to be passed, a classic vanilla cupcake always makes me happy! love it, and those rose mini flags are adorable!
These look fabulous! I love a good cupcake, especially with lots of frosting.
Mary Frances says
These are just adorable! So Pretty!
Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking says
I think you said it just perfectly about how the “best” recipes are really the classic ones we reach for time and time again. Like Great-Grandma’s stuffing at Thanksgiving or Grandpa’s Cowboy Coffee Cake for Christmas morning breakfast. However, my family never passed on a classic vanilla cake recipe, so it looks like these just might become the one — especially if they always come with such cute liners and decorations!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
So pretty, you can’t go wrong with a classic!
I can definitely see why these are classic. They’re clearly fluffy, soft, velvety, everything a cupcake needs to be! And is it just me or do cute little flags take everything up a notch? So adorable these are <333
sometimes classic is simply the best; no need to overdo it. These look amazing, simply delicious!
Alexandra @ Confessions of a Bright-Eyed Baker says
Your styling and photography never fails to wow me. Stunning!!!
simple makes perfect. all the kids must love these gorgeous cupcakes!
Do you have any tips for making this frosting ‘by hand’? i I don’t have the mixing equipment you describe 🙁
Home Product Review says
Really loved the Presentation.it looks awesome. nice job 🙂
Really lovely and tasty looking, really i loved this
It looks so delicious…Some time I invited my friend to come my house to make these cup cakes. We love this moment ;)…From your post, we may have some ideas, thank you <3