Friday, August 6, 2010

Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes - Pink Saturday

It's time for Pink Saturday
I've made Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes
celebrate it.

We've even got gorgeous pink cupcake wrappers.

Strawberry Cream Cheese frosting

Fresh strawberries in the cupcake

And fresh sugared rose petals topping the
pink cupcakes.

Start by sugaring your rose petals.
Choose fresh rose petals that are pesticide free.
Mix 2 T. water with 2 tsp. Just Whites - a powdered
egg white product that you can find in your baking aisle.
Mix it well, it will be lumpy at first, but keep mixing with
a fork or a small whisk.  When it is mostly blended,
pour it through a fine sieve.  You don't want lumps.

Dip both sides of the petal.

Then sprinkle sugar on both sides.  Lay on wax paper to
dry several hours or overnight.

Begin cupcakes by mashing fresh strawberries, enough
to measure 1/2 C. mashed

I like my cupcakes larger than normal, so I place jumbo
cupcake liners in a regular muffin pan, using 2 cups for
added strength.
Fill about half full.  Bake.

Let cool, then remove jumbo wrappers.

Split in half and spread with frosting.
Replace top.  Place in fancy wrapper.
I found these wrappers at JoAnn Fabrics
and Michael's Craft Store.

Frost with extra large tip or cut the corner off of a Ziploc
bag.  Decorate with dried flower petals.

Use one petal or many to create a rose shape.

Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes Recipe
3 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. mashed fresh strawberries
1/2 C. milk
6 oz. vanilla or strawberry flavored yogurt
1 tsp. vanilla (preferrably clear)
1 C. butter, softened
1 3/4 C. sugar
3 large eggs

Heat oven to 350.
In  medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
In small bowl whisk strawberries, milk, yogurt and vanilla.
In large bowl beat butter and sugar together on medium
until light and fluffy.  Beat in eggs one at a time, beating
well and scraping the bowl after each addition.

On low, beat flour mix into butter in three additions,
alternating with milk.  Begin and end with flour.  Beat
well after each addition, scraping the bowl down.

Spoon into prepared muffin tins.  It will make about
18 if using the jumbo cups and about 24 if using
standard cups.

Bake for 25 minutes for jumbo and 20-25 for
standard.  Test for doneness with a toothpick.

Let cool.
Split, fill and frost.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 C. butter, softened
1- 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
1/4 C. strawberry jam
4 1/2 - 4 3/4 C. powdered sugar

In large mixing bowl, beat all ingredients together.  Add
additional powdered sugar if necessary to have frosting be
stiff enough, yet fluffy.

I also sugared mint leaves for the roses.
Sugared mint leaves are delicious by themselves.

Hope you enjoy your
 Pink Saturday Cupcakes.
I will be posting this with Beverly
on my

very first

Pink Saturday.

To see other sugared flower cupcakes,
click below.


Give it a try.  People will be amazed that they can eat the flowers.
They just taste like candy!

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. It looks all so delicious !!! Ria.......

  2. Not only are these beautiful, I just know they taste great too! Cupcakes are in my very near future too:@)

  3. Wow, the cupcakes look so delicious. But almost too pretty to eat. Happy Pink Saturday!

  4. So lovely! I've never tried to sugar flowers before, but I have to attempt it now!

  5. It's so yummy to the eyes and the mouth! So beautifffffffullllllllllllll! Love the frosted effect on the rose petals.

    I want one! I really do! LOL But I would find it so hard to eat it cause I don't want to ruin its prettiness :-)

    Happy 1st Pink Saturday!


  6. Our little grand-daughter just LOVES strawberry cupcakes- they're her absolute favorite! Don't you just love those great wrappers they make now??
    xoxo Pattie

  7. wow, those look creative! i love how you used real petals to decorate... strawberries are divine!


  8. They look too pretty to eat. A great way to decorate using flower petals. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

  9. Welcome to PINK Saturday! Your cupcake creations look luscious! Thanks for sharing the recipes and instructions. Have a wonderful weekend, Nan

  10. Oh wow! These look breathtaking! Yum Yum. Happy Pink Saturday!

  11. Those look decadent! How do you dare eat such beautiful confections? LOL

  12. Welcome to Pink Saturday, Jacqueline!!!
    I am so hungry for your pink cupcakes!!! They are too Pinkaliscious!!! Thank you for the recipe and tutorial!
    Warm hugs, Laura

  13. These are beautiful! I love the cupcake wrappers, too! Amazing flowers. Happy Pink Saturday!

  14. Really gorgeous Jacqueline! You make food a fine art form! Always enjoy reading your posts:)

  15. I'm so going to try to make these treats. Happy Pink Saturday!


  16. WOW! Simply stunning and just gorgeous. Almost too lovely to eat!

  17. Your cupcake look luscious!
    Welcome to Pink Saturday.

  18. Happy Pink Saturday Jacqueline Sweetie...
    Welcome to the world of pinkies. Here you will find the best of the best, who know all about the color PINK.

    I have so enjoyed my visit today.
    I am in love with your cupcakes and then you even gave us a tutorial and the recipes. Oh my gosh what a sweetie. I love the flower you made sugaring the petals. That would be so fun for a special gathering.

    I hope you don't mind, I couldn't stand it, I love strawberries and cupcakes and the combination was to much, I had to try one. It was delish. Love the cupcake wrappers also. Pink and Gorgeous.

    Thank you for allowing me to stroll through Purple Chocolat Home. I am Country Wings your newest follower. Please stop by and let me share my pink post with you as well. I love meeting new friends and sharing ideas. I would be honored if you signed up to follow my blog as well. I can't wait to see what you write next.

    Have a beautiful Pink Saturday.

    Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

  19. Your blog is just beautiful! I signed up as a follower and will be back when I can spend some time here. Welcome to Pink Saturday!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  20. Oh you have such a beautiful blog! I absolutely adore the creativity and beauty you put into these cupcakes!
    I must this soon!

  21. They are so pretty and scrumptious looking. YUMMO!!

  22. My first time here and I love this place! I have so much to say. First of all, I love your header. Is that your kitchen? That etched door is so pretty!

    And the cupcakes....oh my! With all the cupcake mania over the last couple of years would you believe I have just gotten into making them. I love those liners and will do a search for them as soon as I hang up here. And it never occurred to me to "layer a cupcake". Since I like lots of icing layering is perfect!

    I like how you made a rose using the rose petals. Will definitely try that idea. And sugaring the mint leaves. I grow lots of mint. At Christmas I make coconut cakes for gifts and sugar holly leaves to put on them. And wrap a red ribbon around the cake. It's very pretty.

    Okay...I think I have talked to your ear off enough. Welcome to Pink Saturday. Your post and photos were spectacular. Come for a visit. And I will definitely follow. ~ Lynn @theVintageNest

  23. Yum-yum, Happy Pink Saturday and Welcome, thanks for the recipe! Nice post!

  24. When I think your recipes cannot get any more delectible, I open today's post and see these cupcakes. Incredible!!! Thanks for sharing~~Sherry~~

  25. oh now I am drooling, and wishing I wasnt on a diet as I really want a cupcake. I am going to be following your blog for sure Hugs Sara

  26. Those are pretty to eat! But I would gobble them up I'm sure! thanks for sharing and Happy Pink! Marcia

  27. So pretty! Welcome and thanks for sharing!

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!



    m ^..^

  29. These are some of the prettiest cupcakes I have ever seen. Fantastic post and eye candy for us all. Thank you. *hugs*

  30. Thanks for you kind comment and stopping by my blog!
    It's just too blasted hot here to bake, but I'm looking forward to trying these out the next cooling off we get!
    Cream cheese and strawberries are grand, but you make them look so, so pretty!
    Love your post and your blog! Hope you are having fun- I am!
    Hugs- Tete

  31. Oh my! What luscious pinkness. Welcome to Pink Saturday.

  32. goodness love! I think I gain 5 pounds every time I come to your blog & I LOVE IT! Im trying the Strawberry cupcakes tonight!

  33. What lovely cupcakes! I do love the sugared flowers. I have seen them around but have never tried to make them myself. Gorgeous!

  34. These look DELICIOUS! My hubby loves strawberry cupcakes. I must try these!

  35. OMGosh too pretty to eat!
    Beautiful pink treasures Thank you for sharing..Happy Pink Saturday!

  36. I just made strawberry cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese icing too! My icing was pretty soft though. I couldn't figure how to make it better. I think the jam idea would be great! Fresh strawberries just add to much juice (though it sure tastes good). I have made some homemade jam so that will be what I use next time. Thanks for the tip!

    Your cupcakes look so pretty.


  37. I just made strawberry cupcakes with strawberry cream cheese icing too! My icing was pretty soft though. I couldn't figure how to make it better. I think the jam idea would be great! Fresh strawberries just add to much juice (though it sure tastes good). I have made some homemade jam so that will be what I use next time. Thanks for the tip!

    Your cupcakes look so pretty.


  38. These look sensational and I bet taste delicious too! I have not sugared flowers since I did a demo in Relief Society years ago! Then it was with nasturshims (sp) and pansies. My grands will love your recipe!!! Us too!

  39. Happy 1st Pink Saturday! This is a gorgeous post! I just had a big family picnic and I am so stuffed, but these cupcakes are a feast for the tummy and the eyes! They have caught my attention and imagination! Beautiful!
    Would you consider doing a tutorial on how to make that beautiful icing? I'd love to learn how to do that... WOW!
    YOu are so dear for your kind comments!
    I truely appreciate them.

  40. What a fun and scrumptious blog ! I will definitely be following !!!!


  41. wow....those are incredilbe are amazing!!!

  42. These are absolutely beautiful! I know they must taste divine too. The flower petals lend such an elegant touch...thanks for the tutorial.

    Have a blessed Sunday ~

  43. Oh! Thank you for the recipe. I saw the sugar coated petals and immediately thought "Gosh I hope she tells us how to do that". Many thanks!
    Licks & Wags, Niki

  44. absolutely delicious! thanks so much for the recipe, I'm definitely making these and making extra for my mother in law, she'll love them.

  45. Hi Jacqueline
    Awesome work, delicious and so elegant.
    Your strawberry cream cheese frosting are a must bake. Lovely clicks.
    Thanks for your visit.
    Wishing you a great Sunday ♥

  46. what wonderful cupcakes! I MUST try making them! You're quite talented! Welcome to Pink Saturday! Perfection! Suzie

  47. Hi! I find myself visiting another one of your posts - I've been looking for a recipe for strawberry cupcakes and this sounds delicious. You are so talented with the way you decorated them - so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for stopping by my Cape May post - (I hope I'm not repeating myself from one of my comments on another one of your posts!!) Ciao, bella!

  48. Oh my your cupcakes are the most beautiful I have ever seen!! And I have seen a lot, as I tour all the bakeshops in NYC tasting cupcakes...Can you tell how much I love all things cupcake!! :)
    gorgeous post and thank you so much for visiting my blog, I'm going to follow you!

  49. Oh my gosh, I am in love with your post today. A wonderful choice to celebrate pink.

    Thank you for your visit and sweet comment yesterday. I am still catching up on pink Saturday visitors.

    I am glad you enjoyed the PS fun. I love it too.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  50. OMGosh, these look AMAZING. So delicious looking and pretty. You, my dear one, are an awesome cook.

    Thanks for the tip on rolling Rhodes bread into a rope...sounds great and I will give it a try next week.

  51. wow these look really good!!!! I'll be saving this recipe.... thanks!!!

  52. Oh my Lord, they are works of art! You had me at the rose petals and then i saw the violets! Got any left? I'll be right over ;) Happy Pink Saturday~

  53. They are so nice I'm going to try and makes some. Wish me luck Laura Q

  54. I should never open a blog on an empty stomach! Oh my goodness, these are breathtaking. I am going to make your bowtie spinach salad for dinner and the strawberry cupcakes for desert!
    I just found your blog and became an immediate follower! My little rosebud icon is missing so you will find me in your follower widget as a generic silhouette...but I am there. I'm enjoying your blog and looking forward to reading more. I'd love you to stop over and say hello.

  55. Jacqueline, Your cupcakes are magnificent! So beautiful! I am going to have to try making sugared rose, violet or pansy petals. It sure enhances the beauty of the cupcake. Hope you are having a wonderful wknd!

  56. Oh my! These cupcakes are dreamy from top to bottom! Just GORGEOUS! Thanks for the directions on the sugaring technique...we have roses:) I can't wait ti try this!

  57. Your cupcakes look fab. They look like they belong in a pink fairyland! Love the cupcake papers too! Joni

  58. Hello Jacqueline~I wanted to come by and thank you for strolling in for a visit. I've been busy enjoying our very fleeting summer here in the Pacific Northwest.
    I've thoroughly enjoyed your recipes and the generous tutorials you've shared.
    We're on the same creative wave with roses. I'll be looking out for those pretty cupcake liners. I can never turn down a pretty cuppy wrapper.

    Sweet wishes,

  59. They look gorgeous, loved the sugared petals!

    Leeann x

  60. Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Jacqueline. I am so pleased you joined us.

    And, what an amazing post! You have tempted each of us with these divine cupcakes. Not only are the beauty for the eyes, I am certain they are a treat for the taste buds. I sure would like one to have with my coffee this morning.

  61. So pretty and pink, Jacqueline! Love the rose petals....

  62. Oh, wow!! Your cupcakes look amazing, and I know that they must taste even better than they look! My mouth was actually watering as I looked at all of your wonderful photos! I read your profile, and I enjoy all of the things you do (well, except for sewing, though I wish I liked it!). I adore Paris too, and always take tons of pictures of all the wonderful food (especially their gorgeous deserts!) when we go!

  63. Thanks so much for letting me feature your YUM-O post on my blog! Please feel free to take an "I've Been Featured" button to put on your blog. They're on the bottom right of mine.

    Have a great night!


  64. Adorable - I absolutely love the cupcake wrappers.


  65. so amazing! gorgeous!!!! i know it's an older post but i'd love for you to link it up this friday at my link party (and any other projects/recipes you have!)


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