Dear Supercenter Stores Across the Land:
It would be safe to say that I feel more than just a little confused and hurt right now.
I don’t understand what happened to us, and where things went wrong.
A mere three weeks ago, things were great. You welcomed me through your doors with merry displays of chocolate, over sized tins of popcorn, and boxed wine galore.
It was wonderful.
I felt loved.
Gone are the displays of sugary treats that brought me such joy, for they have been replaced with Fish Oil pills, granola bars, and weight loss DVDs.
What are you trying to say?
What does all this mean?
And can you please tell Jillian Michaels to stop glaring and pointing at me? She has abs, I get it. But let me tell you something, Supercenter Stores:
YOU MADE ME THIS WAY.
I want my Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. I want my Choco Tacos. I want my cheap white wine.
And if I have to sidestep your fish oil pills and weight loss shakes to get to them, so be it. Because NEWSFLASH: the farther I have to walk to get to my junk food, the more I can justify eating it.
But seriously, could you move Jillian to the produce section? She’s giving me the stink eye and it’s sort of freaking me out.
I’m off to a place where I can be appreciated. Like the mall. They have big cookies and Cinnabons–minus the passive aggressive judgement. I’ll see ya in August…I’m assuming you’ll have Halloween candy out by then?
Okay, so I realize that brownie sundae cupcakes are nothing new. I’ve been seeing versions of adorable ice cream-topped cupcakes for years….and I’ve always thought what a shame it is that they can only be displayed and admired for a few minutes before they turn into a melty mess.
And sorry, but I need time for my cupcakes to sit on display. To be admired. To be oohhed and ahhed.
Shameless, maybe. But it’s who I am.
So guess what I decided to do?
No, seriously. Guess.
I made frosting that looks like ice cream!!
Know what else? It was totally easy.
Here’s what ya need:
Brownie cupcakes (prepare your favorite brownie mix according to box directions for cake-like brownies and fill baking cups halfway, baking at 350 until done)
Ice Cream Frosting (recipe below)
Canned vanilla frosting
White liquid food coloring
Maraschino Cherries (or red gumdrops, etc)
For Ice Cream Frosting:
2 sticks salted butter, at room temperature
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
Ivory gel food color
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter, milk and vanilla on medium low speed until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat on low until blended. Increase speed to medium high and beat for about 2 minutes. Add a few drops of Ivory gel food color and beat until well blended. Frosting will be very thick. Place frosting in the refrigerator for an hour to chill.
Scoop or spoon chilled buttercream onto brownie cupcakes. The frosting should be thick and have the consistency of ice cream.
Mix a few drops of white liquid coloring into the canned frosting with a spoon, and pipe or spoon onto ”ice cream” topped cupcakes to resemble whipped cream.
Top with a cherry and sprinkles, or even chocolate syrup.
Thanks for stopping by and have a fabulous Monday!!