One, restless night, I found myself watching a silly show called, Cupcake Wars.
On this show, cooks compete for who can make the best cupcake. It got me thinking, I can come up with my own cupcake, too!
It’s summer time, and my favorite drink would have to be a Strawberry Limeade from Sonic.
So decided to transform this into a cupcake. No recipes to go by, just my taste buds telling me how much or how little of things to add in.
First think I learned from this experience, would have to be: BUY A ZESTER. I didn’t have one, and was forced to zest limes with a grater. All of the zest got stuck in the grater, and it was a mess.
Two limes and a cup of Activia later, I had my batter:
After dumping it into cupcake tins, it was time to start on my icing.
Here is where I learned my second lesson: 16 oz. of strawberry puree is way too much for icing. Unfortunately, I dumped it all in my bowl and started adding my butter, sugar, and cream cheese. I was left with a big, soupy mess. No matter what I tried, even reducing the amount in my bowl, it would not thicken up. Thinking I had ruined my beautiful cupcakes,
the simple solution hit me: I would dunk my cupcakes in the icing, like a doughnut.
The whole time I was imagining my cupcakes, I pictured a beautiful swirl of icing on the top, but what I ended up with, I think, was just as good.
And, yes, they do taste like the drink.