Friday, February 18, 2011

President's Day Cupcakes

I wanted to share these cupcakes before the weekend so you would be able to celebrate president's day with some sweets! 

Anyone up for a little history refresher?!?

Washington's Birthday is a United States federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
::thanks google::

You've probably all heard that story about Washington chopping down his father's prize cherry tree. However, historians now say that the story is just that. a story. It's been used to illustrate Washington's honesty and moral uprightness for over two hundred years. True or not, it sticks out in my mind... and I wanted to reward Washington and his honesty with some cupcakes!

Cherry Vanilla Cupcakes

2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter (room temp)
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 eggs (room temp)
2 teaspoons vanilla 
1/2 cup milk
about 30 cherrys (pitted and cut in quarters)

toped with my signature buttercream frosting 
and a chocolate covered cherry. yum.yum.yum.

Happy President's Day!

In some exciting gadgety news... it's time for my cell phone upgrade! Whoop! (my blackberry has seen much better days...) We'll be "test driving" a few this weekend, trying to decide between the droid 2 and the iphone. thoughts? 



Lindsay said...

those look amazing!

Isabella's Mommy.... said...

Oh my gosh those look so good!!

April said...

I'm an iPhone girl to the core (get it... core... apple)!!

Michelle said...

What a cute & whether it's a story or not, totally clever idea.

mommara said...

yummy. :) i vote droid. Then we can play wordsmith together but, Iphones are cool and have hipstamatic.

The Great Elephant Symposium said...

They look yummy!!

Unique Finds and Designs said...

Too cute!

kirkandmona said...

Those are the cutest ever!!!! You make every day a holiday!

Seni said...

Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to try the cupcakes.

BTW, my vote is for the iPhone.

Lauren K said...

Too Funny! Those are the same two I was JUST deciding between! I mean, JUST! As in, I (30 min ago) received my new phone :) I chose the iPhone and the last 30 minutes has been great :)

Always Organizing said...

I can't help with the phone vote! I want an iPhone (currently have a blackberry) but the hubs swears by his droid. Love to hear what you choose!

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