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My cute 6 year old daughter Delaney has been watching Sofia the First, (an animated series on Disney Junior,) and because Princess Sofia lives in a gorgeous castle, Laney noticed the fancy tableware on the show and asked me if she could have a little tea party, too. I had a bag of sugar cookie mix on hand and decided to spruce up the frosting a bit for her special guest, (her Magic Mermaid Princess Sofia doll, haha!) Since we had just snagged some fresh berries at the market that morning, we ended up with a mouth watering fresh blackberry buttercream frosting over the cookies. Yum! Laney loved to help me stir and add the berries on top! This delicious frosting was adapted from All Recipes Blackberry Buttercream cupcakes recipe that instead uses jam. The flavor really came out with the fresh blackberries mixed in and it. was. amazing. Seriously, my husband even snuck a cookie that was chilling in the fridge before the shoot and when I called him out he admitted he couldn’t resist! Haha! Of course a bowl of yogurt topped with fresh berries to pair with these cookies, and cold milk would be a perfect addition to the tea party! Fresh Blackberry Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:
- pinch of salt
- handful of fresh blackberries (7-10)
- Cream butter, vanilla extract, and salt together until smooth.
- Add confectioners’ sugar until creamy.
- Toss in blackberries and mix until seeds are separated and frosting is a pretty purple hue.
- Spread on cooled cookies or cupcakes and (optional) garnish with a fresh blackberry.
- Chill for 30 minutes in fridge.
- Serve chilled.
Wouldn’t you agree they’re fancy enough for a little girl’s tea party hosting a princess? ;) This little tea party with Princess Sofia has taken Laney’s playtime from ordinary to extraordinary as she just loves to push the magical amulet and sing along to the theme song that plays. I snapped a few pics of her giggling with Sofia and trying to give her milk, haha. So sweet! If you’re not familiar with this cute Disney princess, Sofia was an ordinary girl who suddenly became royalty when her mother married the King of Enchancia. The series basically follows Sofia’s adventures as she finds out that qualities on the inside are what make a princess, (kindness, courage, loyalty, honesty, generosity, forgiveness.) It is a cute show (see it here:Show Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEhdeoQcaKw) that also includes her power to talk to animals through the amulet she wears around her neck; one of Laney’s favorite episodes is when she meets mermaids and has the ability to talk and play with them. As a mom I love this show because Sofia represents the values of what we’re trying to teach her at home. When the new line of Sofia the First toys was recently released, I surprised Delaney with the Mermaid Magic Princess Sofia as summertime is here in Phoenix and I know she’ll get a lot of playtime out of her! (This cool doll has a rainbow light up tail and is water friendly!) It was super affordable and made the perfect birthday gift for my girl, so glad it is carried at Walmart, Target and ToysRUs because our local Target was out of the mermaid but luckily Walmart had it in stock! Phew! We’d love to know if your littles are big fans of Princess Sofia like ours and which is your child’s favorite Sofia the First toy? No doubt Sofia’s Royal dress is one of them; so fun to play dress up and see your little girl pretend she is also a strong princess like Sofia! :) Perfect for your own tea party, bridal or baby shower, we promise this Blackberry Buttercream Frosting will spruce up any baked good; you will love it!