Strawberry Daiquiri Cupcakes

My friend Shelly is getting married in June, and she’s chosen a beach themed wedding. She wanted something fun, fruity, and beachy – and thought a strawberry daiquiri cupcake sounded like a good contender for her cupcake lineup. I went to work in the kitchen, and this are what I ended up with. The ones we make for her big day will be much more subdued – with more natural looking decorations. But, I couldn’t help gussying them up with a cute cocktail umbrella. Can you blame me?

So, it’s a strawberry daiquiri cupcake – which is a vanilla cupcake that I spiked with some homemade strawberry daiquiri mix, and a glug of rum. They turned out moist and delicious. I then topped them with a rum buttercream – which was the absolutely perfect addition. Frostings are so much fun, there’s always a fun new flavor to create and experiment with! I used rum extract, as well as a little of the “hard stuff” to flavor the frosting, and I think it was a nice balance.

Just looking at them makes me want the beach! Another month or so, and we’ll be taking a batch of these cupcakes to the sandbar (via boat!) to share with our friends. Come on summer!

5 Comments

  1. Posted April 12, 2013 at 8:19 AM | Permalink

    These just scream summer, love them!! Now if only summer weather would get here…

  2. Posted April 12, 2013 at 9:38 AM | Permalink

    I absolutely love the look of these cupcakes! They make me long for summer to get here too!

  3. Posted April 12, 2013 at 12:44 PM | Permalink

    So cute, love the umbrella toppers!

  4. Devon
    Posted April 29, 2013 at 5:08 PM | Permalink

    These look great! Is that sugar or salt on top?

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