Since moving to the northwest (from the southwest), I’ve experienced fall in a whole new way. The leaves actually change colors here…it’s not a myth, it’s real and its gorgeous! Not only that, there are these things at the grocery store… so cute and fun…pumpkins! All kinds of pumpkins! Big, small, lumpy, round, squat, fat, oblong, white, yellow, orange, spotted pumpkins! I had never seen so many different kinds! I know, sounding pretty sheltered right now huh? Either way, I always want to buy them in bulk and bring them home to go pinterest decorating crazy on my entire house! But recently I was thinking that they deserved a better purpose. What else can I do with these tasty and adorable little treats? I saw a recipe for stuffed pumpkins; what an awesome idea! But what do I want to stuff my mini pumpkins with? Well, I couldn’t help it…cupcakes are just on my brain lately. So there you have it, I decided to bake a cupcake inside an actual mini pumpkin. I wanted to see what happens, if it would even work, and to see how insanely cute they would turn out! I was not disappointed!
Originally, I was thinking about starting a blog all about cupcakes and eventually adding more topics or a whole new blog. Eventually, with the help of my other half, I came to the decision to not limit myself from the start with some sort of specific cupcake theme. However, when I was planning my first couple of posts, I just kept going back to cupcakes! And why not? They’re delicious little things and they’re what inspired me to start blogging at all, along with the help of my friend Glory (you can check out her YouTube channel here). Anyways, the first recipe I wanted to do was a raspberry and vanilla swirled cupcake. When I thought about what kind of frosting I would use, I settled on champagne. It was perfect, raspberries and champagne go so well together and this whole deal is a cause for celebration! I mean, it’s the beginning of my first blog! What better way to christen it, then with champagne!? Off to the store I went! Continue reading Strawberry Champagne Cupcakes