Friday, September 19, 2008

Strawberry Cupcakes

I finally got around to my bake sale!

If you remember this post, you already know the reason behind the bake sale was to benefit CancerCare for Kids. This bake sale charity idea is a US nationwide event sponsored by Duncan Hines. Anyone can participate. I loved the idea and put my bake sale plans in motion. Was (mostly*) a huge success, with 30 baked goods raising $62. Hooray! Not bad for a couple days work and a lone girl's interest.

* Stay tuned for a cupcake disaster next week. Not all projects can turn out perfectly. (sigh)

I had intended to make 2 cupcake flavors and 1 cookie option. For my first cupcake, I chose the ever so yummy sounding Strawberry Cupcake. While most our strawberries are no longer local, we're still getting pints of fresh, delicious strawberries in the market, so the timing was good.

And, the finished product... tasted sooo good. I have to try out the products, right? Can't sell something without the chef's seal of approval. I heard one guy went back for 3rds. I only pilfered one to taste test, much to Tim's dismay. He wasn't fast enough and they were all gone by the time he went out to the work kitchenette to grab one. You snooze you lose!

Perfect end of summer treat.

These are great for bringing to work, a kids party (especially for a strawberry shortcake theme), or a weekend picnic. Super easy recipe, and had a great combo of moist, fluffy white cake with a sweet icing. I don't like super sweet, and these were just right!

To find the recipe, click here.

Makes 12 cupcakes.

Click here to print coupons for the new Duncan Hines Carrot Cake & Cream Cheese Frosting. Although, I prefer my homemade carrot cake recipe... hmm, might have to make that again soon!

Guten appetit!


Grace said...

Those look delicious!

laura said...

@ grace: Thanks! :)