My mom went to a cookout a few weeks after the birthday celebration and asked if I would make some cupcakes for her to take. I didn’t just want to replicate the chocolate and vanilla cupcakes, so I set out to find something unique for summer.
I found a peach cupcake with brown sugar frosting from Smitten Kitchen and it was settled.
The delicate cake, mixed with chunks of fresh peaches and topped with a just sweet enough buttercream was perfect for a summer cookout. It was a huge hit, especially with the adults. I didn’t know it at the time, but, with a few tweaks, my first seasonal flavor was born.
Testing the flavors and tweaking the frosting for this summer treat confirmed my ability to develop sweet flavors…