These cupcakes were made for a friend’s birthday this past weekend. The recipe was from the Chronicle Books Cupcakes! cookbook. It’s the easy yellow cake batter, with the vanilla buttercream. I had some trouble with the texture of the buttercream, and I didn’t have the right kind of instrument for piping the frosting. The flavor was excellent. I think the key was using fancy-shmancy vanilla extract from W-S instead of my previous grocery store kind.
And this cupcake is the inedible kind! It’s a pincushion. Pattern was from the One Skein book. A quick, fun project. I really enjoyed choosing embellishments for my “Blueberry Pie” theme. I stuffed it with poly fiber fill and I think next time I will use those weighted stuffing pellets to make it more sturdy.