Sunday, June 6, 2010

Family Reunion

Strawberry Cupcakes

We had a small family reunion on my mom's side today.  Lots of cousins that we haven't seen in years.  Despite being 85 degrees in a park, it was a good time.  I had a ton of strawberries left over from the cake I made the night before, so I thought I'd try Martha Stewart's swiss meringue buttercream.  I used the same recipe for Strawberry cupcakes from Patricia's birthday, which Matt has been begging me to make for a few months now.  Too bad he's out of town until Monday (I saved him one).  I also wanted to try out some Food Tattoos I picked up at Michael's a few weeks ago.  They were really easy to use and very cute; although, I think they would have looked cuter on vanilla icing. 

The pureed strawberries in the frosting really made it taste fresh and summery.

These are the tattoos I bought at Michaels.  Very easy to use.  I saw that Duff from Ace of Cakes started a line of cake baking items including cake tattoos.  I'm dying to try all the cute designs. 

Kate and Jack liked the look of the cupcakes.  Jack tried the icing and said, "YUM!"  But a few seconds later he said, "I don't want it, I don't like strawberry."  So,  I don't think I can trust Jack's critique.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, CupCake Queen, You did it again! Thanks for the delicious and beautiful addition to our family reunion! Love, A.A.