I experimented with two new recipes to create some amazing cupcakes.
The first recipe was for strawberry buttercream that I saw on yoyomax12's youtube channel. No food colouring was added to the buttercream, that colour is all strawberries. I had some fresh Ontario strawberries, so it was the perfect time to make it.
I piped the icing onto six cupcakes, and this recipe made the perfect amount.
1/8 cup finely chopped strawberries (about 2 medium strawberries)
3 tbs butter or margarine
1 1/4 cup icing sugar
Beat butter, strawberries, and 1/2 cup of icing sugar until blended. Add remaining
icing sugar and mix. Add more icing sugar (if needed) to get to desired thickness.
Beat an additional 3-4 minutes.
The buttercream I made was a little on the soft side (it didn't run, but it was kinda runny), so if I made it again I would add less strawberries or more icing sugar to try to thicken it up.
The other new recipe I tried was for a small batch of chocolate cupcakes from Celebrating Sweets blog. These cupcakes were so easy to make and tasted really great! Check out the recipe here if you want to make just a few cupcakes. The only change I made to her recipe was to the baking time; my cupcakes baked for 20 minutes instead of 15. Definitely making these again!