Last week when I asked David what kind of cupcakes he'd like to share with his classmates for his birthday, he said without hesitation that he wanted blueberry cupcakes. Maybe he was recalling 2 years ago when he requested blueberry waffles for breakfast. Whatever motivated him to want blueberry cupcakes, I obliged and found a really good recipe to help me get to what David wanted.
I am not a baker (I don't like to have to be so precise... I need more wiggle room in my cooking) but I can follow a recipe pretty well. I followed this recipe almost to a tee but I did not have any cake flour so I had to make my own. You use regular flour in the full amount called for and then subtract 2 TBSP flour from each cup used, replacing it with 2 TBSP cornstarch. It worked for me. This recipe indicated that it would make 24-30 cupcakes and I ended up with 40 mini cupcakes and 18 regular sized cupcakes. Also, the frosting called for 2 pounds of confectioners sugar (!) but I only used 1 cup. (I didn't want David's teacher to put me on a special list for getting the kids all hopped up!)
I sent all of the little ones (minus the tasting ones) and 2 regular cupcakes to David's class this morning and the tray came back empty so I guess they were a hit. David also brought regular snack which for us is veggies (grape tomatoes, snap peas, baby carrots) and ranch dip to keep things on an even keel. I love how his teacher has us bring the same thing each time it's David's time to provide snack...that makes it that much easier on us!
He opened up gifts from his grandparents and great grandparents who live out of state.
Happy Birthday to my sweet little David!