So this summer's cupcake obsession came with a bag of banana's that were begging to be eaten. Although I love a good banana, there were too many for me to eat alone. I remembered that I have this really good banana cupcake recipe. I got lucky that this was around Father's Day. I made the cupcakes as my gifts and to make sure that I delivered them all safely, I got these cute cupcake boxes from Michael's.
Topped them off with cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans, these were a big hit! I got people who don't normally like banana flavored treats to fall in love with my cupcakes.
They were enjoyed so much that I was asked to make cupcakes for a friends babyshower.
I made three flavors. The banana of course, a lemon cupcake at the request of grandma & a chocolate cupcake with a marshmallow cream filling and butter cream frosting. I was so proud of myself because I made them from scratch, what I think has become a lost art. And all of the cupcakes ended up getting eaten by the time I left. I made a total of 5.5 dozen cupcakes for the shower and whatever was left went to my Godparents and cousins. for a total of 7 dozen cupcakes!
As you can imagine it's been a busy summer in the kitchen. This doesn't even account for the amount of cooking that I've been doing - shrimp fajitas, sausage and peppers & Dijon mustard and ranch baked chicken. It's only July 1st. I have plenty of damage to still conquer. My dad volunteered my services for an office snack on Tuesday. I'm thinking chocolate salted-caramel cupcakes!
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