What I wouldn't give for a sweet, crunchy, delicious treat right about now.
Congratulations for what? Just for being you and being awesome and appreciating these amazing cupcakes as much as I do. I think that deserves a round of applause, a firm handshake, a hearty slap on the back, a shot of fine bourbon, a Cuban cigar. Good work friends. Looking at sweets all day isn't easy, I know.
When I was a kid my mom had a cookbook all about how to make creative cakes with nothing but a round cake pan, a bundt pan and a square pan. She made caterpillars and castles and Snoopy and all sorts of amazing creations but I don't think I ever saw a donut. It's so simple it just slipped under the radar.
The real smart move here is the donut hole acting like a melted ice cream cone on top of the cupcake. Sure, on hot summer days it would be nice to have something cold and refreshing, but if you were presented with one of these, wouldn't you be pleasantly surprised to bite into a lump of awesome donut?