Melissa Clough is riding the current cupcake wave, but she’s doing it with a twist.
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Melissa’s Favorite Buttercream Frosting
1 ripe banana, mashed (not overripe)
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
3 cups powdered sugar
Combine the banana and butter and mix well. Add the vanilla, lemon juice and salt. Lastly, add the powdered sugar and mix well. The frosting can be used for cake or cupcakes — and can be applied with your spatula of choice.
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Frosted is located in Your Dream Day Cafe at 2308 Far Hills Ave., Oakwood. Melissa Clough is available by appointment; her cakes and cupcakes are made to order. Cupcakes run $1.25. To have a Cupcake Bar at an event is $3.50 per guest with a minimum of 50 guests. Orders are taken by telephone, email or Facebook. Call (937) 429-5106 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org or www.facebook.com/FrostedDayton.