Nutella Buttercream Frosting

today is a special day at our house, our little man (or not so little anymore) turned 6.
how? when? why?  time please stop #thankyou.

we've pretty much celebrated L's birthday everyday since valentines day.  if you're a math wizard like me, then you know that's four days of mini parties with friends & family in tow.  that is also four days of froyo, pizza, cupcakes, mini road trips, bowling, build-a-bear, movies, more pizza, more cupcakes.
#exhausted #full #treadmilldate
initially when i asked L what he'd like me to make for his special birthday treat he said pie.  
yay! pie is my favourite/go-to birthday dessert, so this was more than doable, it was welcomed with open arms & mouths.

lemon pie it is.
graham cracker crust - check
sky-high meringue - check.
delicious lemon filling - double check.

then it happened....

out of no where, as in the eleventh hour, L decides that vanilla cupcakes and chocolate frosting would be preferable.
huh?  seriously? preferable to pie?
and just like that my pie dreams were crushed.
i suppose i can't blame him entirely, indecisiveness is a trait that he inherently got from me...

cupcakes it is.

 happy birthday L.  xo

 ps. next year lets have pie.
or, perhaps i will just make a "because i love you, pie"
 pps.  L, you should know that you make us proud with each and every passing day.  you are a true blessing, wonderful in every way, and you enrich our lives without even knowing it.  thank you for being you.  a true gift to the world, we love you!

Nutella Buttercream Frosting

1/2 cup unsalted butter
2/3 cup nutella
4 cups powdered sugar
4-6 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and nutella until smooth.  Add in vanilla.  Add in sugar, one cupful at a time, beating well in between.  Once all the sugar has been added, add in milk one tablespoon at a time, beating until light & fluffy and desired consistency has been reached.

Yields: approximately 3 cups
adapted from my Peanut Butter Buttercream


  1. Great piping! Thanks for bringing this over. Cheers from Carole's chatter


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