"When you look at a cupcake, you've got to smile"
-- Anne Byrn, award-winning cake baker!
I was looking through my draft blog entries this morning and found these cupcake pictures just begging to be posted! I still in shock that I haven't put these up yet!!
These are the Cocoa-Strawberry Cuppies that I made for my birthday (two weeks ago -- where has time gone?)
I took a chocolate base and made it more rich by adding extra cocoa and a pinch or five of cayenne pepper.
Then I topped these sweet delights with a homemade strawberry buttercream.
I didn't follow any specific directions. Or rather, I didn't follow them well.
My buttercream ended up being a little more runny than I had hope, but it was jam packed with flavor and real bits of little diced strawberries! Not bad for only the second time of making homemade buttercream.
A blueberry made the perfect topper to finish them off!
I can still taste the moist cake and sweet frosting now.
I'm still kicking myself for not throwing a few in the freezer for a later date; maybe I'll remember to do that next time around!
Hope your having a sweet Monday!