Carrot cake is surrendering. I will capture it and give it an honorable death.
Since my nephew was born I've been buying him ugly dolls and he loves them! They're so snuggly and weird looking and charming and have so much character. Maybe for his fifth birthday I'll try these cupcakes out. I have 8 months to practice.
Oh man is there a lot going on here. Those cupcakes alone look light and moist and delightful and then you go and pile on some pretty, fluffy, buttery icing mmmmmmm. And THEN you make little heart cookies and you ice them BUT you use MORE icing to make them all fancy and swirly and amazing. Then you PUT IT ON THE CUPCAKE! I'm so exhausted. I can't eat. I need a nap.
I like the move to include bits of real strawberries in the frosting on these cupcakes. I bet it's light and fluffy and not too sweet and has just the right little tart edge. If I drool on my keyboard one more time it's gonna break again.