There is nothing I love better than the fresh produce that the Summer brings!
As a kid I remember holidays such as Memorial Day would mean fresh strawberry flan cake with ice cream filling, watermelon, and anything and everything on the grill!
Of course right now it's strawberry season around the Carolinas and knowing that we are going to the lake this weekend I wanted to bring a treat that screamed Summer and was yummy too!
I chose fresh strawberry cupcakes.
I'm not expert baker but I think I'm getting better.
I even made the cake from scratch this time with fresh berries as well as the icing.
I looked all over Pinterest (@DeNanner)but most of the recipes I found were in other languages and then the ones that were in English?? Were in grams?
I didn't feel like dealing with that.
Last night I put my apron on and went to baking!!
Didn't they turn out pretty?
Two things about the recipe that I did different.
I sifted the powdered sugar to make the icing(doesn't call for that we all know that's how it's done), and instead of using a knife to spread the icing I used a cake tip and bag.
I'm keeping them in the fridge until serving to make sure the butter cream frosting doesn't melt in what is suppose to be a sweltering weekend here.
I think they're the perfect way to kickoff what is the official start of Summer this weekend, don't you!?