Monday, March 28, 2011
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
I'm happy to report some well guarded shortbread strawberries made it long enough to take their places on top of some strawberry shortcake inspired cupcakes. The final result was probably even cuter than I hoped, a vanilla cupcake filled with shortbread and strawberry jam. A definite win.
I look forward to making these for an actual occasion, To bad everyone I know had little boys, because these would be perfect for a little girls birthday.
To make the cupcakes I started with the shortbread circles (made with the strawberries) placed into the bottoms of the cupcake papers as a base.
I used the same recipe a the Pink butterfly Cakes, it makes a lovely moist cake. To make the cupcake, spoon the batter on top of the shortbread round until the pan is half full. Spoon a small dollop of strawberry jam into the centre of each little cake. Top each cupcake with another spoon of cake mix, filling each cup to 3/4 full.
Bake the cakes according to the original recipe. Top each cooled cake with a big swirl of pink strawberry buttercream and finish with a happy strawberry shortbread.
I hope they make you smile as much as they do me.