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Vanilla Cupcakes with Blueberry Frosting 

Using blueberries is a natural way to get a beautiful color frosting. The blueberries also give a very flavorful and fruity taste to the frosting. To make the frosting- I placed about 1/2 cup of  blueberries in a small saucepan on medium heat. I added 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch and let it simmer until it thickened. I let it cool while I mixed together 1 cup of softened butter, 1 teaspoon of vanilla and 2 cups of powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. I then put the cooled blueberries in a food processor to make a sauce. I added the sauce to the butter mixture and beat until blended. I had previously made the mini flowers and leaves and kept them frozen for use when needed.

Golden State Warrior Cupcakes 

These cupcakes were made to celebrate the birthday of a big fan of the warriors. They are vanilla and chocolate cupcakes topped with butter cream and chocolate frosting.  I made the toppers using Avery labels and tooth picks.

Strawberry Muffins


Since I have this abundance of strawberries, I have been on a mission to find simple, great tasting recipes for them. These muffins were easy to make and vey tasty. I included the recipe below. 

Recipe from justapinch.com 

Ingredients1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg

2 cups flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries

3 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400º 

Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and mix well.

Sift flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add flour mixture and milk alternately to butter mixture. Add vanilla. Gently stir in strawberries.

Spoon batter into muffin pans.

Combine sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over muffins.

Bake at 400º for 20-25 minutes.

Makes 16 muffins.

Apple-Caramel Cupcakes

Gooey, moist and delicious is the best way to describe these cupcakes. The cupcakes are loaded with freshly peeled apples. I used gala and Granny Smith apples to give a nice mix of sweet and tart apple flavor. The caramel sauce is made of melted caramel candies, milk and butter. I filled the center of the cupcakes with some of the caramel sauce. The frosting is caramel cream cheese frosting topped with caramel sauce and a caramel candy piece.