We're two sisters who are craft book publishers and found ourselves in the midst of an avocado grove. We bought this house where we planned to conduct our publishing business and in the deal got 4 acres of avocado trees thrown in. Now we're not only publishers but ranchers as well! This blog is all about avocados and anything else that strikes my fancy.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Oooey Gooey Avocado Frosting

I'm a day late for doing my Etsy Thursday blog. So today's post will be Etsy Friday.

I wanted to pass along a recipe for avocado frosting that I found on line. I thought if you have to make cupcakes that are somewhat healthy it would be best not to use pounds and pounds of butter for the frosting. Why not just use avocados instead? And besides, this is a blog about avocados, after all.

So I made these cupcakes using my absolute favorite cake mix:

Why? you might ask. Well first of all it's only .99. Can you imagine that? A big box just full of ingredients for less than a dollar!!  And using this for cupcakes - makes a really moist, tasty product. I've tried the more expensive mixes and this one is much, much better.

So here are the finished cupcakes with the avocado frosting:

The frosting does look a bit gooey, but tasted pretty good. You could actually taste the avocado and the hint of orange was quite nice. Here's the recipe:

Avocado Frosting

1 avocado
4 cups confectioner's sugar
2 tablespoons orange juice (or lemon juice)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mash the avocado (do I have to tell you to cut it open and throw away the pit?) until very smooth with no lumps.
Add the sugar, orange juice and vanilla and mix using an electric mixer until the frosting is smooth, with no lumps.
Frost the cupcakes

Then, when you're finished you'll need to decorate them and that's where Etsy comes in. Look at all the really special toppers and wrappers you can add to your cupcakes. Believe it or not, this bird is completely edible. You'll have to check out Sugar Robot to see all of her creations. They're incredibly beautiful and so unique.

Halloween is just around the corner, so here's some fun holiday toppers for your upcoming parties. These are from AG Designs. They're elegant and spooky all at the same time.

Here's some more Halloween toppers from Hey Yo Yo. I love the simplicity and goofiness of these. 

Aren't these the cutest toppers ever? You can have them personalized with your own child's photo. Or wouldn't it be fun to have some made using all your friend's photos for a really special party? These can be special ordered from diana evans:

And if you want the ideal accessory for your avocado-topped cupcakes, here are wrappers that are perfectly color coordinated. They're from Thats A Wrap:

Can you name all of the seven dwarfs?? If so, you'll have to have these toppers from Sweet Estelle:

After you finish the cupcakes you can save these and put them in your front yard.

After seeing all of these cute toppers and wrappers I looked back at my totally naked cupcakes. Maybe they should be dressed up a little. So I found these toppers that were sent long ago from our friend Pat. I had almost forgotten about them and decided that this was the time to bring them out from their hiding place. Cute, huh?

Now they're ready for the party. Thanks Pat.


  1. These are great! I'm going to have to try them. What a
    great collection of decos. The butterfly is wonderful and the kids faces are a great idea. And the mini-Anthony Bourdains!

  2. oh these are so much fun!!! thank you for featuring my custom toppers!!! very sweet of you!!!

  3. Barbara thank you so much for stopping by my blog : )
    You gave me a huge GRIN this morning reading this recipe and seeing the Halloween application for decoration .. well I am a Halloween nut for sure and that was too funny !
    I might just try this recipe soon !

  4. Thank you for the kind mention! Never thought of avocado frosting before but I do love them!