Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

I had my first new flavor request of the year yesterday: strawberry shortcake cupcakes. They were requested by my friend, Beth. She wanted to make her friend's birthday really special, and I was only too happy to oblige.

These cakes made my mouth water to make... Strawberry shortcake is my all-time favorite dessert! I requested it for my birthday every year... and my birthday is in February. Given my love, I had to do it justice.

And with a melt-in-your-mouth vanilla cake, macerated strawberries and whipped cream in the middle, and a light and airy vanilla buttercream on top... You don't get much more delicious than that!

This may be the start of a summer series box set... Suggestions ALWAYS welcome :)