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So I’ve been obsessed with reading Annie’s Eats lately, and I’ve been wanting to try some of her recipes. This weekend, we’re doing a Summer Birthdays celebration for the whole family since several of us have birthdays in the summer, myself included! When I came across Annie’s recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes, I knew that I’d have to make them. I actually was going to make a different type of cupcakes for the get together tomorrow, but when I stopped at the grocery store today and saw that strawberries were on sale, I decided to go ahead and try them tonight!

I’m definitely going to be making these again! I’ve been really liking the raspberry lemonade flavor combination lately, so I might do that some time as well. I’d like to try making cupcakes with peaches in them, or some kiwi cupcakes as well… I’m also wondering about rhubarb… Could I make strawberry rhubarb cupcakes?

I found a fun Wilton cupcake carrier at a craft store today, so now I have a much easier way to transport cakes and cupcakes so I’ll probably be making them a lot more frequently. I also bought a decorating bag and some tips. I found some glitter sparkle gel frosting that I’ve really got to find a way to use it. Glitter frosting! That is SO something that I should have invented because I love glitter!

Buying decorating stuff was really fun because my mom used to teach cake decorating with Wilton when I was a lot younger, and I’ve done some decorating, but I’ve certainly declined in my decorating abilities since I’ve not used them in a very long time! In 4th grade though, I won the cake decorating division for my age group at the county fair! I got $10, a ribbon, and a bag of flour. I decorated a popcorn cake (so that it would keep much longer than regular cake so that it could be kept at the fair) in the shape of a dog, and I made her look like our dog, Cassie 🙂 I’ll never be as good of a decorator as my mom is, but I intend on getting back into practice.

My awesome husband made me a birthday cake this week (my birthday was last Friday, but we went out of town so no time to make a cake that day) and it was really delicious. He made spice cake with homemade cream cheese icing. I’d never made cream cheese icing from scratch before, but wow, that was seriously sugary and very delicious!