Pebbles and Pinky have a birthday party at the end of the week and I'm on the hunt for a good cupcake from scratch recipe for said event. Pebbles loves strawberry so I started with this Strawberry Shortcake cupcake recipe from Cake Central. Pebbles was a great help in the kitchen, pouring, mixing, and good conversation. I ended up adding a bit more milk to the frosting, about 1 1/2 Tbsp, it was really stiff when I was mixing it. The cupcakes came out looking a bit dense and dry, I got worried. I only baked them for 10 minutes and they were probably done closer to 8 minutes in, these are cuppies to keep an eye on.
This is the frosting with about 1/2 cup of strawberry preserves. I like the look of some whole fruit in there. I let it sit in the fridge through dinner to set.
After dinner, I pulled the frosting out of the fridge and frosted the cupcakes. Pebbles was getting very excited.
The kids gobbled them down in the time it took me to take these pics, as did Daddy Bear.
Overall, they were alright. Not as dry as I initially thought, but very dense. I should have refrigerated them after frosting them again, as the frosting oozed down the sides once the wrapper came off. I've got a few more chilling right now to test that theory.