Is using others people's life events as an excuse to bake wrong? If so, I don't wanna be right! That's right, I said it.
A girl in my office recently got engaged. So I thought it would be fun to bring in chocolate cupcakes with strawberry buttercream. Here's a close up of one. I thought about dying the frosting a bit, but ended up going with the au naturale look with the little strawberry specs.
here. The cupcakes themselves could have been a little more moist (since they were mini cupcakes they probably didn't need to bake for longer than 10-12 minutes and I went for 15), but the strawberry buttercream more than made up for it. That recipe is also from Martha's (yes, we're on a first name basis) cupcake book, but you can also find it here. It's fantastic!