Monday, June 14, 2010

MSC Cupcake Club - Strawberry Cupcakes

So I am back with the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club after a few months hiatus. Between traveling during what seems to be the middle of every month and craziness at work, I just haven't had the time.

This months great cupcake pick was from Sherry at Sherry Starts Cooking. The cupcakes are Strawberry cupcakes with Strawberry Swiss Meringue Buttercream. Strawberries are at their peak in my area so these were an even better pick for me.

The cupcakes themselves were very simple, but yummy. They were super moist and I enjoyed the small chunks of strawberries in them. I do have to say that I was a little disappointed that the cupcakes weren't more "strawberryie". I think that next time I will add in some strawberry puree to make them more like a cupcake and less like a strawberry muffin.

I made the mistake of trying the meringue icing again. It looks all pretty, but the taste just isn't there for me. It's too much butter. I should have stuck with a simple strawberry buttercream. This is solely my personal preference though.

I will definitely make these again with a couple of tweaks. Thanks again Sherry for the pick! I have been anxious to make these ever since buying the book!


Kayte said...

We loved these! (My post will be up tomorrow.) I need to figure out how to keep those strawberries floating in the batter...all mine sank to the bottom during baking. Oh, well, they tasted wonderful. Yours look so pretty...I forgot to plop a berry on top, oh well.

Nina said...

Looks great! I actually subbed milk for strawberry yogurt and it was pretty strawberry-y! I actually made whipped cream instead of frosting. It was delicious! I love it when we bake with fruits in season.

Bri said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! So far, I love being in the group :) Your cupcakes are gorgeous; it's a shame you didn't care for the buttercream, cuz it looks to die for!