For the first 24, I saw mention of Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes on The Cupcake Blog
which led to a post from Michelle Falletti at It's the Little Things in Life
and to the recipe at Annie's Eats.
The frosting was by Annie and the cake adapted from a recipe by Williams-Sonoma.
I didn't have time to make the lemonade syrup, which was ok because once I snuck a taste I found that the little cakes were so moist already.
Then frosting, topping with fresh strawberries and some lemon sugar (just granulated sugar with lemon zest that I keep in the fridge for things just like this).
And then time to pack them all up in my handy new cupcake holder, which can transport (and display) 2 dozen cupcakes!
And took them to my friend Shawn's Chili-Cook-Off where they won the blue ribbon for Best Side Dish, yay!
The next day I wanted to use up the yummy frosting and speed things along a bit, so I used Duncan Hines Strawberry Supreme Moist Deluxe mix to make 24 more cupcakes.
The mix was so, so pink!
So of course, the finished cakes were too. And that was 48 cupcakes...and still frosting left over! I took to eating it not-so-covertly with a spoon every once in a while right from the fridge and kept coming back for more...
And Mila was "helpful" as usual. But what's not to love about leftover frosting? Everyone could use a little more sweetness in their lives.