Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Old cake plate, new recipe













Tonight I made the Barefoot Contessa Coconut Cupcakes for the first time. I haven't tasted one yet but I think they are going to get an A+ (they have 3 sticks of butter in them). I've got a dozen to take to work with me and some set aside for a sewing bee tomorrow night plus a few extras. I realized as I was starting the frosting that I didn't have a pound of cream cheese so I made half the recipe and there was plenty to frost two dozen cupcakes. So...who can tell me how many cups 1/2 of 1 1/2 pounds of powdered sugar is?!?

P.S. I love this cake plate; it's a family heirloom.

11 comments:

Julie said...

Why don't I live closer to sample your wares?!!! I LOVE THE FABRIC AND PATTERN...thanks so much..your bd present is in the mail this week..I was in alaska last week and not by a mail box...jules

gigi said...

I'd like that recipe please. I love coconut. I think that would be 1 1/2 cups.

Diana said...

I sure am glad I work with you!

Jenny said...

I'm going to guess in the 5-6 range. Now do I get a cupcake?
(I heart coconut and butter)

Margaret said...

i love the cake plate, too!!!!

Tiffany said...

I believe that two pounds of powdered sugar is about 8 cups, so therefore 1 and 1/2 pounds is about 6 cups, so half of that is 3 cups. They look yummy.

Mels said...

I am so confused.

"A pint's a pound the world around" so the saying goes. Therefore, two cups is 16 oz is a pint which is one pound. Therefore, one and one half pounds is 24oz or 3 cups. Half of 1.5 lbs is 12oz or 1.5 cups.
Right?? I am calling you about this. Maybe Diana will know.

Annie said...

Yes, ma'am!! I've been wanting to make those Barefoot Contessa cupcakes. Let us know how they taste...worth it?

ellen said...

DEFINITELY WORTH IT!!

lambie-pie said...

Those cupcakes are good, thanks for sharing!

E

Janika said...

These are de-lish. I made them yesterday for our little birthday boy and wow, they were good. I actually made them without any coconut (since I realized halfway into the recipe we didn't have any!) and they were still fabulous!