Martha Monday - summer cupcakes

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This week I had a craving for cupcakes.

Usually anything baked ends up being lemon flavored. That is just what I like, but since I did that with the summer cake, I thought I'd try a new flavor.

Strawberry Cupcakes with Cream Cheese frosting

(cream cheese frosting is Saint's favorite)

With mom's advice, I used the ice cream scooper to scoop the cake batter into the cupcake papers. Apparently this is good for keeping them all the same size. If, that is, you are not me. I don't have luck like this.

Then using a small spatula, use that to scrape the excess batter off the ice cream scooper.

If you ask me, you use your finger to clean the sides of the cupcake pan.

Oh, yummy. These smelled SO GOOD!
After I popped them out of the pan, cover them in oh so wonderful frosting.
See how cute my donna downey shirt is? She signed it at the classes I took!

I top it pretty high. Wasn't sure I would use all the frosting.

But yes, I did. Damn.

What has inspired you this week?


Duchess said...

Yummy! They look delicious! :0) I love cream cheese frosting too - It's the best on anything :0)

jayayceeblog said...

Those were some ridiculously fantastic cupcakes! Craving one now looking at the pictures!!!

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