Saturday, May 21, 2011

Strawberry Cupcakes

We made strawberry cupcakes yesterday using the fresh berries we picked. 

Sassyfras and Juiciness helped make the batter. We used the Sprinkles' strawberry cupcake and frosting recipe from Martha Stewart

They love to help in the kitchen now.  They do a pretty good job with following directions.
Except for this little infraction caught on camera.  They were instructed not to touch the mixer while it was running.  Yes, Ms. Sassyfras has to test those rule, stinker.

It was a pretty easy recipe.  One thing to mention though, based on the comments from the Martha Stewart site, the recipe is missing the addition of 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.  We added the baking soda and thought the cupcakes were great. 

Little J helped with the icing, especially licking the paddle!  The icing is basically a butter cream frosting with strawberry puree added.  Just when you thought it couldn't get better than butter cream!

I also wanted to mention this strawberry huller that I picked up at a local kitchen store.  It makes hulling a bunch of berries super simple. 

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JDaniel4's Mom said...

Yum! These look terrific.

La Dolce Vita: The Sweet Life said...

OK, so YUM! Must try these!

TMCPhoto said...

that huller looks really cool but how do you use it?

Kelly said...

The huller is almost like big tweezers. You just push the ends into the top of the berry and grab the stem. Twist a little and the stem of the berry pulls out and leaves the fruit.

Christy said...

They look so pretty. Yum!

Mama Pea Pod said...

Ooh, I tried them and they are fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration to 'bake outside the box' as it were!