This year for my daughters 4th birthday we had a Fancy Nancy themed party. I wasn't adventurous enough to get too fancy with the decorating (which would have been so fun) and games but I decided the least I could do was make my own cupcakes. I found this really easy recipe from Our Best Bites that was "part from scratch" and used an easy frosting recipe from my sister-in-law and this is what we got:
As you may or may not know Fancy Nancy loves everything pink and purple and over the top fancy. I was given instruction on the proper way to frost a cupcake (so it looks like it came from a bakery) but that is WAY too much frosting for me. I still think they turned out cute though.
Cupcake Recipe: EASY WHITE CAKE from Our Best Bites
1 part butter
2 parts cream cheese
3 parts powdered sugar
I found that the frosting blended best in my kitchen aid rather than trying to use a hand mixer. To color your frosting I was told its best to use a color paste (I found it in the bakery section at Walmart) rather than using food coloring. FYI: a pea size amount of paste was PLENTY to color the frosting. I then used the Wilton tip # 1M with a frosting bag to frost the cupcakes. I started in the center and worked my way out. To make extra fancy cupcakes start in the center, work your way out, then work your way back in to the center. Decorate as desired.