I am up with the chickens and a teething daughter this rainy and cold Sunday morning. So, I thought I’d post about my recent cupcakes. This weekend, I made some Strawberry Shortcake themed cupcakes for a sweet girl’s 5th birthday. I am not quite gifted enough yet to actually draw Strawberry Shortcake herself on each of the cupcakes, but I tried to do the next best thing and put strawberries on the cupcakes. I made the strawberries from fondant and used an edible marker to draw on the seeds. I piped green buttercream frosting using a leaf tip for the leaves (is that what they are called on a strawberry?). The cupcake itself was a chocolate cupcake with strawberry buttercream frosting. I know I love chocolate and strawberries together and this turned out to be a great combo. I know this to be true, because even though I am supposed to be refraining from cupcakes, they were beckoning to me from their little container and I broke down and ate one last night. With lots of milk. I went on a good run yesterday, so I don’t feel too ashamed of it. However, I am pretty sure all the calories I burned were in that cupcake.
And, now for the cuties.