There are times that you just want a ‘classic’. You just want to wear your favorite jeans & tshirt, instead of messing around with all the other stuff. But it’s like, a really really nice & soft tee that fits just magically. That’s what these cupcakes are. They sound basic, but they’re perfect. I just tweaked my basic vanilla cupcake & vanilla buttercream recipes by adding the seeds from vanilla beans. First of all, I just adore the way they look with those little black vanilla beans coming through. They just look fancy. Also, the vanilla flavor is just sooo good, something I don’t think you can replicate quite the same with vanilla extract.
I made these adorable little cupcakes for a 1st birthday party & was so pleased at the way they turned out. Ironically, I used the same Strawberry Buttercream recipe from the same little lady’s baby shower. However this time I used it on a lemon cupcake, to make – you guessed it – Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes.
Also, to try something new, I used the frosting method that looks like roses! How cute right? And sooo easy! Typically, you start piping on the outer edge of a cupcake & make your way to the center. But for these, you start from the inside, then go out, tapering off the end. It’s really easy & looks so pretty. Another great thing about this method is that it uses a lot less frosting. (**You could make half of the recipe below if you are using this technique).