Friday, May 20, 2011

I Bought Another Cupcake Book!

I think it found me.  I wasn't really looking for it.  I was shopping with my daughter in Anthropologie.  We were looking at clothes but it found me.  It was on a cute little  blue table so I sat down on one of those comfortable chairs they have and next thing I know I was in line with ANOTHER BAKING BOOK!  I had to get it and tonight I am using several of the recipes.  The vanilla cupcakes are the best I have ever had and right now a vanilla cake is in the oven and looks delicious.  Frosting recipes look great.  I'm trying the Mocha, the Strawberry Buttercream & the Lemon.  Next I am baking the Strawberry Cupcakes & that is the recipe I will share with you today.  Please don't think I am going wild baking every kind of cupcake.  I am baking 200 cupcakes for a wedding tomorrow & the bride wants all flavors.  So much fun to do. 
The baking book I am so excited about is called "Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery" by Martha Swift & Lisa Thomas.  They are located in London.  Recipes are great and the pictures are the best.  Definitely a worthwhile buy. 

So here is the recipe as I can't be long with all the baking I have left.  Comment, Follow etc. Please??

Strawberry & Cream Cupcakes
15 regular cupcakes
1 c + 2 tbs sugar
1 1/3 c selfrising flour, sifted
1 tsp baking powder
3 tbs cornstarch
1/2 c coarsley pureed ripe strawberries
1 c butter (unsalted) room temp
4 large eggs (not cold!)

preheat to 350
Put sugar, flour, baking powder, cornstarch & pureed strawberries in a food processor.  Pulse until evenly mixed (roughly 4 sec)   add butter & eggs (10 sec)

Line the pan with cupcake liners and spoon into each about 2/3 full. 
Bake for about 25 min.
Cupcake will be fairly moist.

Just got back from delivering the wedding cupcakes.  Check them out.

206 cupcakes later!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cupcakes
Chocolate Drizzle

Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

The Bride had these cute little bride & groom frogs for the top of the cake!


  1. OMG, I am hungry already just looking at your photos:):)

  2. You totally sold me on this book! I have a baking book problem too :) Just wanted to let you know that I've got a Sweet Treats Linky Party going on through Sunday night-- I'd love for you to link up! And good luck with the wedding cupcakes!

  3. You did a wonderful job. I have a few cupcakes on my blog and I enjoy making cupcakes also. Andi

  4. New follower here.

  5. Whoa! Gorgeous and delicious!!
    Thanks for stopping by Pink Dandy Chatter blog. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. Your very talented! I'm your newest follower from the Pink Dandy Sunday Blog Hop. Thanks for sharing your recipe too -- I definitely want to take a shot at making the cupcakes. =D


  7. Returning the Follow Back! Your Cupcakes look divine!

  8. It definately found you! Thanks for coming by my blog I"m following you back. Carli @ GG2Life

  9. Adorable pretty!!

    I am blog hopping today and I am happy to stop by your blog!!

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  10. What darling cupcakes, very nice! I'm your newest follower from the Thankful for Friends blog hop. Would love it if you'd swing by my blog when you get a chance! ☺

  11. Hi, I just landed here from the Thankful for Friends Thursday blog hop. I'm a brand new follower.

    I like cupcakes but have never actually tried making them. Maybe I'll try some of your recipes over the summer.

    Bella Vida by Letty
    Have a great day.

  12. i love your wedding cup cake cake that is stunning. what a lucky bride & groom! following from thursday blog hop.

  13. They are amazing!! :) I'm a new follower! :)

  14. Wow so beautiful!! And that recipe sounds very yummy hope to try it out! =)