Thursday, June 21, 2007

Summer solstice

A fellow teacher hosted a tea party to celebrate summer vacation...yay!...so the occasion called for a summery strawberry cupcake. I made vanilla cupcakes with strawberry meringue buttercream, using the world's best strawberry jam...mmm...

Strawberry cupcakes
Strawberries 'n cream

The cupcake recipe made more than the frosting recipe, so the next day I made some chocolate ganache for the extra cupcakes.

Hidden strawberry cupcakes
Cupcake surprise inside

They may look like ordinary vanilla cupcakes with chocolate frosting, but hidden inside is a sweet strawberry...yum!

Strawberry surprise
Strawberry surprise

8 comments:

Mariko said...

You have been getting super fancy with your cupcakes! Yum!

snoopyjoanne said...

ooh strawberry surprise inside! very creative! :) i hope to be able to try a cupcake or too this weekend...hint hint ;P

sallybrown said...

yum! love the strawberry surprise and chocolate ganache combo!

jen said...

man i wish i lived in san fran cause i'd just SHOW up when i'd smell cupcakes baking. :D
that and play with arrow
or just scratch her belly and kiss her soft beagley ears

LAURIE ANN said...

Oh, my, Carol! I think we ought to talk Marc into renting you a cake plate or two over at Tartine. Both strawberry creations are enticingly yummy-looking! I'd be over there (even park the car), ready to pounce on Cupcakes by Carol! That'd be much better than shorting out my laptop here from all the droolin' I do on your blog! ;o) Hope you're having a happy summer!

African Kelli said...

That chocolate ganache strawberry cupcake looks like it belongs on the cover of a cupcake cookbook. Beautiful!

dailycraft said...

cute!

Stef said...

That strawberry frosting swirl looks so pretty!