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!