Saturday, March 28, 2009

Snapshots of My Day...& a Recipe!

Fabric set out for my next projectA dress for Liberty in the works (Pop Garden fabric)
Wyatt's first solo
Japanese fabric from Etsy
Bubblegum Basics (by Quilt Soup) stash
Tomorrow I have another quilt class. This one is going to be a fun one! But then, aren't they all? On the menu?? Chicken salad croissants, strawberries & cream cupcakes, fresh lemonade, and a charm pack quilt! We will be using Moda charm packs to make Miss Rosie's Plan C mini quilt.
The batter for the strawberry cupcakes (recipe at the end of the post!)
I leave Tuesday morning for a quilt show in Lancaster, Pennsylvannia. I'll be working at the shop's booth. Daddy will be taking the week off of work to watch the babies. To be quite honest, I'm a little terrified. Not about him taking care of them, but of being away from my babies. I have never been away from Wyatt for more than a few hours, I've been away from Liberty for one night. I don't know if I will survive! Hopefully I will be so busy that I won't be all weepy!

Now, for the recipe. Its one of my "arsenal" recipes. You know, those ones you pull out when you really want to impress people? Well, this one is perfect! You'll never find a better cupcake recipe.

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

Cupcake batter:
¼ lb butter, softened
1-cup sugar
2 large eggs
1 ¼ cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1/3 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 ½ cups sliced strawberries

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Insert liners into medium cupcake pan.
In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat well.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
Add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk. Mix for 3 minutes. With rubber spatula, fold in strawberries and vanilla.
Fill cupcake liners one-half to three-quarters full. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
6 T butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Slowly sift in powdered sugar. Fold in vanilla. Frost.

7 comments:

from little acorns said...

Look how big Wyatt is getting! What a little pilot!
I love your fabrics. . . all of them! Hope you have fun at the show!
xo, Bren

Joy said...

Oh my goodness Wyatt has grown SO much since I started reading your blog!!! Doesn't he look so gorgeous on that plane :o).
I love your fabrics, but that cake looks absolutely delicious, I'll have to try that one!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Connie W said...

The fabrics in the first photo...oh my, how gorgeous. I think I may have a couple of them, guess I should check and see.

Jeanette said...

I love the bubblegum basics line! Barbara (Quilt Soup) is the one I took my applique class from, she's awesome.

I went shopping yesterday and got some more fun things for your package. Before long it's going to be too heavy to ship LOL

Lulabell said...

Oh those fabrics look fantastic! Same with the cup cakes

Erika said...

I made your recipe last week and everybody loved it at home. Thanks!

Barb said...

I just love those fabrics....I am so glad that I stumbled onto your blog...it is awesome.