Saturday, February 7, 2009

Having Fun with Cupcakes

My family is sick of cupcakes. I cannot get them out of my house fast enough, and my kids have proclaimed that they do not like my strawberry buttercream icing..... go figure! (They're a little bit spoiled when it comes to baked goods.) I've spent most of last week experimenting with different cupcakes recipes and decorations for two occasions, my niece's birthday and the annual Chocolate Creations extravaganza.

I was playing around with the heart and flower cupcakes as samples for my niece's birthday party. Her party will be on Valentine's Day so I was trying to incorporate a little bit of both themes into the cupcakes.

Several of my friends (and family) were testers for my strawberry cupcakes; they were one of my experiments for the Chocolate Creations contest. Everyone seemed to enjoy them, but my original idea was to make this recipe with raspberries instead of strawberries. However, earlier in the week when I went to shop for ingredients, there were no raspberries to found so I had to settle for the strawberries. In the end, for my submission in the contest, I was able to find raspberries and made a few changes to the recipe and the result was delicious!


Esmerelda said...

Were you going to tell the world that you won the first prize in the Chocolate Creations Cupcale contest?


Hootie said...

What? Thanks Esme for sharing Sweetcakes' news!

Am I surprised? Nope! Am I happy for her? Yep! What an incredible gift and talent she has.


PS Sweetcakes, all your cupcakes look divine!

Mad Queen said...

DELISH! Weren't these supposed to accompany your awesome homemade chicken noodle soup? They are too pretty to eat though... especially the floral ones. Did you win the contest??? And YES your boys are spoiled with such fineries around.

Steph said...

I can attest to the glorious flavor of the strawberry buttercream!

Kelly said...

Madelyn's first birthday is going to be such a hit with all these wonderful things you are doing for her!

We are blessed to have such a talented relative in the family! :)