I did a poll a couple of weeks back asking those who reads my blog to choose whether i should craft, cook or bake last weekend. 50% of you voted for me to bake (less than 5 votes only... sadly). so to those who voted, this one's for you (you know who you are!) and thanks so much for voting!
I didnt want to bake those tiny little cupcakes as featured in most blogs (but one day i'm sure i will!), last weekend, i wanted to do something different. this is the 'real' thing. a 'real' cupcake in a cup! how's that!?
I envy those who can bake well as i honestly cant. even more those who can decorate their cakes and cupcakes with lovely petals, flowers, bright colours icing sugar and fondont. but honestly, who eats those sugar anyway? ;) but hey, looks matters, i know... but its what's inside that counts right? i did this mainly coz i didnt have to decorate them! perhaps i should get some lessons from those experts. but at least i made an effort to bake them in my cup and present them on a saucer!
But anyway.. the berry season's almost over. we've been eating them quite often as we get ours almost every week. for this, you can use your normal, basic recipe for any cupcakes (perhaps i should try using other recipes as this one didnt turn out too good). before scooping them to your cup, make sure the cup is preheated in the oven for at least half an hour, then add a couple tbsp of strawberry conserve. make sure they are of a good made as you'd want your treassure to be worth digging for! top them off with loads of strawberries, or whichever berries you choose and dust with icing sugar.
Aidan's thinking if he should dig in to this first or his lunch! (un)fortunately his mama made the decision for him and served him couscous with vegetables instead!