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.