Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cupcake Bouquet Revisited

In a previous post on cupcake bouquets, I posted a video showing how easy it is to make one. But now I've come across some extremely easy instructions from Reynolds (you know--the makers of that shiny silver stuff you cook with). These would make a beautiful centerpiece at a wedding or a shower.

You could decorate them with flowers to make it look even more like a bouquet:

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sprinkles Strawberry Cupcakes on The View

Strawberry cupcakes are yummy any time of year, but especially in the summer when strawberries are at the peak of flavor. I'm always up for a good cupcake recipe (especially strawberry!), so when I can get one from a professional, I know it's gonna be good! These cupcakes are out of this world good, so you should try them. Especially right now. When strawberries are fresh at the market. Yum!

Here are the ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. On medium speed, add egg and egg whites. Mix until egg is incorporated into the butter/sugar mixture.
  3. On low speed, add half of the dry ingredients. Mix until incorporated.
  4. Add milk, strawberries, and vanilla extract to the batter. Mix on low speed until incorporated.
  5. Add remaining dry ingredients. Incorporate into batter. Bake for18-22 minutes or until top springs back when lightly touched. Frost with Strawberry Frosting.