A little over a week ago, my friend Danielle's cousin, April was having her bridal shower out here in Long Beach. I was eager to volunteer for the job to make cupcakes, and Danielle and April agreed. I asked if there was any flavor or theme that they would want, and they wanted to go with a strawberry lemonade theme since the wedding color is yellow and April likes pink. I decided to look up recipes online and was able to find the recipe for Sprinkles' strawberry cupcakes. Here is the recipe, I just doubled it since I was making 24 cupcakes! I went with a modification of the buttercream frosting that I like to use. Here is a recipe that is essentially the same for the frosting. You may not need to double this one, depending on how much frosting you like. I went to the store to get cupcake liners and saw these and I had to get them.
They worked too perfectly with the cupcakes! I had a mini blender cup that I used to puree the strawberries.
I think it worked better than a larger blender since I really only needed to blend a small amount. All the dry ingredients mixed together.
The strawberry puree, milk and vanilla.
Butter, sugar, and eggs blended together.
The entire batter mixed together!
It smelled amazing and tasted even better! All of the cupcake tins are filled and ready for the oven!
Since I had to take the cupcakes down to Long Beach for the party the next day, I decided to wait to frost the cupcakes until right before the party. I didn't get a picture of the cupcakes all baked before frosting, but they look fantastic with the frosting too.
I used a open star frosting tip to core the strawberries. I then used an egg slicer to slice the strawberries to be put on top of the cupcakes.
The cupcakes were a huge success at the party. Everyone loved them and I was able to send a few home with the guests to share with their families.
The party wouldn't be complete without some strawberries and champagne too of course.
Congratulations again to April and Devon! They will be tying the knot on Catalina Island this Sunday, July 11!