I have a confession to make: I have never made cupcakes from scratch before. Until now!! A blog I read called That Winsome Girl (found at http://thatwinsomegirl.blogspot.com/) posted this recipe about a week ago. Since I have been wanting to try some from-scratch cupcakes for awhile now, I decided to give them a shot.
These are DELICIOUS!! I used the snickerdoodle cupcakes recipe posted on That Winsome Girl's blog for the cupcakes, which she got from Martha Stewart. Here is a link to the Martha Stewart version of the recipe:
I then made a cream cheese frosting, as I have recently become rather fond of it. However, having no experience making cream cheese frosting, I stayed with my trusted source and found a recipe for cream cheese frosting in That Winsome Girl's archived blog posts:
These cupcakes are SO DELICIOUS! The cupcake itself is cinnamony and sweet, and the cream cheese frosting is pretty sweet as well...so I suppose if you don't like sweet things you will not like these, but since I am a HUGE sweet tooth I loved them! I then put the icing in a Ziploc bag and piped it onto the cupcakes, topping each with a tiny heart sprinkle. Delicious and adorable, if I do say so myself :) BE WARNED: This recipe makes about 28 cupcakes, and many of my cupcakes were overfilled and misshapen, so don't do what I did and assume that it only makes, say, 12 or 24 cupcakes, lol.