A couple of months ago a friend asked me if I’d like to bake two dozen cupcakes for a baby shower she was hosting for a friend of her’s. Of course I said that I would, and that day was today. She requested one dozen vanilla cupcakes and one dozen strawberry cupcakes, and for both to be frosted with vanilla frosting.
I began the task yesterday. I used Billy’s vanilla cupcake recipe for the vanilla cupcakes, a cupcake which I had never baked before. While I couldn’t taste-test these (as I got exactly one dozen after cutting the recipe in half), they seemed to be moist and smelled of sugar cookies.
For the strawberry cupcakes, I used Sprinkles’ strawberry cupcake recipe. I’ve made these once before and noticed the strawberry taste isn’t very strong. They also don’t turn out very pink. My friend specifically said that she didn’t want a very strong tasting strawberry cupcake, so I thought these would be fine.
For the frosting I used the Basic Buttercream recipe which can be found in February 2009’s issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine, or at her website. I had never made this frosting before, but was extremely pleased with the results. It was very smooth, a perfect texture I would say, and it was not too sweet. In fact, it was quite buttery. I will definitely be using this buttercream recipe again in the future. I used the recipe in its entirety for these two dozen cupcakes and had just approximately 1/2 cup leftover.
Above are the vanilla cupcakes, below are the strawberry cupcakes. They are not the best photos as I photographed these in the morning and can never get good lighting in the house in the morning for taking food photos.
This the first time the Cupcake Courier has really been used, so I had to take a photo of it as well!
I personally did not get to taste-test any of these cupcakes because I made exactly the right amount! I can’t wait to hear if everyone enjoyed them!