Thursday, September 23, 2010

Strawberry, anyone?

My friend J ordered some cupcakes for her daughter M's birthday, to be shared with the little girl's kindergarten class. Being the democratic person that I am, I stoutly declared that M should make the very important decision of choosing the flavour for her cupcakes. I excitedly made up a list - chocolate, tiramisu, lemon, carrot, and as an afterthought (a reluctant afterthought, I may add), threw strawberry into the list, thinking there was no way she would go with strawberry. I mean, how exciting can strawberry be? Strawberry is so ... so predictable isn't it?

Well, M chose strawberry and I dutifully complied. I did say it was a democratic process didn't I? I decided that the strawberry filling will NOT come from a jar. No siree, if I was going to make strawberry cupcakes, the strawberry filling will be completely hand made and home made, short of picking the strawberries myself. So I embarked on an experimenting frenzy, making up batches of strawberry filling till I was completely satisfied. The result was a buttery cupcake filled with a strawberry filling that was neither too tart nor too sweet but the best part was the chunks of strawberry pulp that you could actually sink your teeth into. And the buttercream on top? Good old fashioned vanilla of course, a perfect complement to good old fashioned strawberry. A cupcake after my own heart.


  1. Both of you have such a wonderful blog and gorgeous cupcakes and cake creations that makes my mouth waters! :D And for such great cause! Thanks for leaving comments on my blog.

    To answer your question left on my blog, i do bake one pan at a time cos my oven can't take in 2 9"pans. :)

  2. Hi! thanks for your kind words and your speedy response. Guess there is no choice but to divide the recipe and bake them separately then :)

  3. No problem. If you need me to donate any decorated cakes, do let me know, i'll be glad to help out. Looking forward to seeing more of your bakes and creations! :)) In fact, i love the idea of baking for charity. In US, there is this website
    where they provide custom decorated cakes for kids with critical illness. I'm very touched by their cause..wonder if we can do anything like that here too.