Thursday, April 2, 2009

Cupcakes

I am slacking in the exercising department. Today I was dragging my feet, as usual, to go to the gym. I got changed and was almost out the door, when I thought about these cupcakes i wanted to make. Well, as I had the butter sitting out on the counter all night so it could be room temperature, and everything ready to make it, I stayed home from exercising and decided to make cupcakes instead. Could you blame me? I also had the excuse that I couldn't exercise AND make the cupcakes, as I work tonight. Anyway I am finally making another post, and here are the cupcakes i made:



I used a recipe from Marth Stewart for Vanilla cupcakes:

Then I used another recipe from Martha for Strawberry Meringue Buttercream. It was suppose to be fluffier, but I guess I didn't beat the egg whites enough. I can never get that just right. I used the strawberry freezer jam that I made last fall and still have alot of. It tastes really good:

I ended up with a cupcake that tasted like a really pumped up strawberry shortcake. Yumm-O!

You might ask if they were worth it, for the extra calories they provide, and that is not being worked off... I'll just say they're pretty darn good!

8 comments:

Emily Ferrell said...

They look so yummy. I wish I could be eating one right now.

Sharon said...

i think you made the right choice.... sometimes you just need some sweets! and they look super yummy!

The Girls' Mom said...

my mouth is watering! Freezer jam in the frosting?!?!?!? genius.

Valeri Crockett said...

I was probably at the gym while you were making those. After that gym workout I deserve a cupcake for sure! I'm wishing that I was still your roomate RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE! Everything your hands touch is Yummmm-o.

The Black's said...

Okay those sound delish! I love that you put where you got the recipe from....I got to try them!!!!

Deans said...

Your cupcakes look SOOOO good! You TOTALLY gave me a sweet tooth! I skipped the gym today too. Sometimes it's heatly to skip and have "fun" time! :) I can't believe your sweet husband is STILL bring you flowers! I thought for sure it would have died out by now! Prop to him!

~ Cami

Jen and Joel said...

You are so funny...I would have made the cupcakes too. I do not even think that you need to work out at all, so enjoy your baking time. We should get together sometime soon. It would be fun to see you guys again.

Rachel said...

Shavys, I am impressed and want to eat one. I've had the Martha cupcakes and they are yummy, but have never made them myself so thanks for posting the recipe :).