Everything is better in pink, right?! Remember when I shared one of my new favorite frosting recipes with you last month, cake batter frosting?! I felt like the images just didn’t do justice to how FUN these cupcakes could be.  As I was making all the desserts for Claire’s first birthday, I decided to make this frosting recipe in pink to go with her Kitty Cat Cake. I love it so much! I was SO excited with how these turned out that I just had to share!


Here’s the low down on this frosting recipe, it’s AMAZING! It’s definitely one of my favorite frosting recipes- next to my Strawberry Buttercream Frosting recipe, of course! ;) This frosting is basically like funfetti cake in a frosting – seriously, I’m not kidding you girlfriend! Imagine a vanilla buttercream frosting recipe with pieces of funfetti cake folded right in?! I also sprinkled pieces of the funfetti cake on top of the frosting so anyone in our (BIG) family could tell what was happening here! And can I tell you how much I loved serving these gorgeous cupcakes on pink polka dot plates to bump the party up a notch higher. They tied perfectly into our feminine pink theme. Oh how I LOVE first birthday parties! I feel like it’s a kick-start to MANY celebrations to come! Rest assured, Claire had a blast at her party.



  • Author: Melissa | Best Friends for Frosting


  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 box of Funfetti Cake Mix


  1. Bake the Funfetti Cake according to the box instructions and let cool.
  2. In a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, add butter and beat on high for 4 minutes, scraping the bowl once light and fluffy.
  3. Add powdered sugar, salt, milk, and vanilla to the mixer and mix on low speed for 30 seconds.
  4. Increase the speed to high until frosting is smooth; set aside.
  5. Crumble 1/3 of the funfetti cake with your hands and place it in the freezer to firm up.
  6. Once crumbs are cool and hold their shape, fold them into your frosting.
  7. Once I frosted the cupcakes, I added birthday cake crumbs on top as well!


Photography for Best Friends For Frosting by Andy Johnson

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