#20: Birthday Beauties

In September, I started a cupcake adventure. If you haven't read about it yet, you can do so here. ***

Much like the Jelly-Filled Cupcakes, I had some difficulties juggling the baking AND the photographing of this batch. I guess that's what I get for making four kinds of cupcakes at one time! :) However, they were for a good cause, which is way more important than the photos, anyway!

In addition to the Zucchini Pine Nut Cupcakes and the Jelly-Filled Cupcakes, I made Root Beer Float Cupcakes and these Birthday Beauties.

The batter had chunks of fresh strawberries (thanks, Grandpa, for sharing with me from your garden!)

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Yummy, look at that big strawberry chunk in that cupcake in the bottom corner. Mmm!

The cupcakes were frosted with a basic powdered sugar/lemon juice glaze and decorated with red sugar crystals:

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Since the cupcakes weren't for a birthday, I renamed them Strawberry Beauties when I made the flags. :) Here they are with their buddies:

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