These strawberry cupcakes are not new to Pennies on a Platter. In fact, they are probably the favorite cupcake in our household. I first made them a few years ago for Ben’s graduation party where they were a huge hit. Since then, they have made an appearance in my oven quite a few times. This week was no exception. After making the heart shaped cookies (see previous post), I couldn’t resist but to also make miniature hearts to adorn the top of our favorite cupcakes.
I brought these to our neighbor’s Superbowl party. Since the Bears fell short in making it to the big game, and I could care less about either team, I decided I wasn’t in the mood to bring something with a football theme. I was over that. Instead, it was more fun to bring a little girlyness (I make up words all the time) to the party and speed up the arrival of Valentine’s Day.
Everyone seemed to really enjoy the cupcakes. There was so much yummy food at the party, that I really forgot about pitying myself regarding the Bears and instead enjoyed chomping on whatever I could fit in my stomach! Plus, did you see that adorable Darth Vader commercial? That cute little kid made the Superbowl for me.
Click the links below for the recipes. The frosting is a little more pink than what shows in the photos above. I added more powdered sugar to thicken it up this time in order to hold the cookie toppers, causing the pink color to fade. You can also add food coloring to achieve your desired level of pink.