It's hard for me to imagine a more perfect feature than this next one. And since we are a blog filled to the brim with eye candy, that is saying a lot. I've been a little bit obsessed (ok, totally jealous) of Amber Vandervliet and her mobile cupcakery for some time. It's kind of like the dream business of all dream businesses, rolled up perfectly into one absolutely adorable RV. Based in Southern California, Amber has built a little cupcake business that is getting the attention of just about everyone...whether she's parking it at a local wedding or selling out of her tasting lounge at Saarloos & Sons in Santa Ynez Valley. People love Amber. And her cupcakes.
And so, when we heard a rumor that Jose Villa got his hands on some of those cupcakes for a picture perfect photoshoot, well, let's just say there might have been some begging involved. For us...Jose Villa + Enjoy Cupcakes = a match made in cupcake heaven.
a special thanks to Heather Saarloos for the interior design of the Saarloos & Sons tasting lounge!
And just when you thought all of the yumminess was coming to an end...wrong! Amber has graciously offered up one of her prized recipes so even if you aren't lucky enough to live in SoCal, you can still taste the goodness.
Chardonnay Cupcake Frosting Recipe
1/4 pound European Style Butter (@room temperature)
2 oz Cream Cheese (@room temperature)
Approx. 2 cups Powdered Sugar
Pinch of Kosher Salt
1/4 tsp Fresh Lemon Juice
3 tablespoons Chardonnay
*Cream the butter with an electric mixer, or a stand mixer with a paddle attachment on medium to high speed for about 2 minutes. Add cream cheese and continue to mix on medium to high speed for another 2 minutes or until soft and creamy!
*Add 2 cups of the powdered sugar. Mix on low speed until sugar is incorporated and then increase speed to high speed and mix for another minute.
*Add salt, lemon juice and chardonnay and mix on medium until the salt and liquid are incorporated.
*Add remaining powdered sugar, again start out mixing on low and then increase speed to high.
* If need be, add more powdered sugar until you reach the consistency you desire.